The Center for International Studies (CEI) was created in 1960 and carries on an extensive program research and teaching as well as a great variety of publications. In the teaching area, the CEI offers two degrees: B.A. in Politics and Public Administration and a B.A. in International Relations, as well as a Masters degree in Political Science. Teaching is conducted mainly by the professors of the CEI but also periodically by visiting professors from foreign universities, as well as public officials of high level, who share their knowledge and experience with students. Every two years, the CEI convenes for application to one of its three programs, which are extremely competitive. More than 60% of the graduates of both degrees in the last twenty years have carried out postgraduate studies (masters and doctorates) in prestigious universities, mainly in the United States and Great Britain. The research program of CEI includes the study of international relations, political science, federal and local public administration, Mexico's political system and foreign policy, as well as regional studies on North America, Europe and Latin America.