Investigation Units

Social Sciences

Center for Research and Training in Public Administration (CICAP, for its acronym in Spanish)

It investigates the issues of the organizations with the aim of contributing to the optimization of its administration and capacity of response to the demands of the state dynamics. It provides with services of technical counseling, training, updating and upgrading in all the areas of Administrative Sciences


  • To reinforce the capacities of management of the public sector, the organizations of the social economy and non-profit ones, through research, continuous education, advising and counseling and the management of knowledge

Main functions

  • To investigate and study the national problems regarding regional and municipal public administration in a systematic way. To offer technical programs, short courses and in house ones to the public organizations about the social economy and non-profit one



  • It has 17 research projects. Two work as umbrellas (continuous education and advisory) apart from the program of municipal development, labor competencies, public works, etc

Non Remunerated

  • Talks and monthly conferences addressed to the public officials
  • International seminars on topics of assessment and accounts rendering, public Jobs, public policies
  • Bulletins with topics on the public management addressed to the public sector
  • Development of the Index of Transparency of the Public Sector
  • Students on thesis work who develop their TCU on registered processes which allow them to improve their research competencies and knowledge application