Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico), a public research institution that focuses both on teaching and research, is ranked number one in Mexico and also ranks highly in the world. It is the largest university in Latin America and has one of the largest campuses in the world with over 360,000 students and with a presence in Mexico’s 32 states. It also has presence in 9 countries, has 34 research institutes, 26 museums, and 18 historic sites. Culture is both important and prevalent throughout UNAM witnessed by the murals across the main campus that were painted by some of the most recognized artists in Mexican history, such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. UNAM was founded on September 22, 1910, and obtained its autonomy from the government in 1929. This means that UNAM has the freedom to establish its own curriculum and manage its budget without government interference. The main campus of UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria (University City), was built as a collaborative architectural design project in the 1950s and, in 2007, was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

#2UNAM ranked 2nd among Latin American universities in the QS World University Ranking 2022

12,532number of full-time academic faculty at UNAM

92UNAM has signed cooperation agreements with 92 national and international organizations and HEIs in 2019