the creation of ciudad universitaria
- In the years of the 1950´s, Ciudad Universitaria (CU) was built in order to create a place where students and faculty could gather in a harmonious way.
- Ciudad Universitaria had the main purpose of gathering all the Schools of Law, Engineering, Medicine and Architecture, that were located in Downtown Mexico City, as well as the new School of Political Sciences, into a place where they could easily communicate.
- The architectural design of Ciudad Universitaria was inspired in many elements: from the Prehispanic cities located in Mexico to the modern and vanguardist art of that time.
- The most important Mexican artists of the time were involved in the construction of Ciudad Universitaria. Names such as Juan O´Gorman, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera contributed to the architectural and artistic design of CU.
41 postgraduate programs
38 specialization programs
3 different study programs in High School level
Schools, centers and institutes of investigation
Superior education: 15 schools, 5 multidisciplinary centers and 4 national schools
High School: 9 high schools of the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria and 5 high schools of the Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades
33 Institutes, 14 centers y 11 university programs
sports in unam
The UNAM offers 52 different sports disciplines.
It counts with the most complete sports infrastructure available for the UNAM community and for public in general.
The most important disciplines are: soccer, american football, archery, athletics, basketball, box, gymnastics, volleyball, swimming, tennis and taekwondo.
National and International presence
Presence in the 32 states of México, in the USA, Canada, Spain, China, EUA, Costa Rica, France and England
6 campus and 17 schools in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City
6 points of regional development in 5 states of Mexico.
Cooperation and mobility
2,004 academics in foreign countries
1,293 foreign academics in the UNAM
3,404 students in foreign countries
6,347 foreign students in UNAM
- #1 Educational Institution in Mexico
- In the Top 3 universities of Latinamerica
- In the Top 100 universities of the world
Mexico has 3 Nobel Prizes, (Peace, Literature and Chemistry) the three of them were obtained by graduate students of the UNAM.
In 1968, Mexico hold the first Olympic games in Latin america, the Inauguration ceremony was held in the Olympic Stadium of the university.
Frida Kahlo, one of the most important Mexican artists, studied in the UNAM.