Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas is a decentralized institution with own autonomy, legal personality and patrimony, whose mission is to:
- Provide education to form technicians, artists and professionals useful to society with critical awareness, activity reflective, participatory and with the capacity to learn and adapt to different circumstances;
- Organize and realize scientific research, trying to focus on society problems and environment; promoting the application of scientific knowledge in solving problems to improve the conditions of the society and intervene through a critical role;
- Preserving and promoting culture, science and artistic manifestations through the extension and diffusion;
- Guide by the university functions to forge a humanist, united effort, sense of belonging and national identity society, over any ideological or individual interest;
- Cooperate in the emancipation process of the human being to be useful to society.