National Autonomous University of Mexico

related topics
{school, student, university}
{work, book, publish}
{city, large, area}
{government, party, election}
{church, century, christian}
{country, population, people}
{build, building, house}
{black, white, people}
{war, force, army}
{day, year, event}
{specie, animal, plant}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{island, water, area}

22 September 1910[1][2][3][4][5]

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) (UNAM) is a public university based primarily in Mexico City and is generally considered to have the largest enrollment among universities in the Americas.[7] UNAM was founded on 22 September 1910 by Justo Sierra[1][2][3][4] as a liberal alternative to the Roman Catholic-sponsored Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico (founded on 21 September 1551 by a royal decree of Charles I of Spain and brought to a definitive closure in 1867 by the liberals).[9] UNAM's autonomy, granted in the 1920s, has given it the freedom to define its own curriculum and manage its own budget without interference from the government. This has had a profound effect on academic life at the university, which some claim boosts academic freedom and independence.[10]

The UNAM generates a number of different publications in diverse areas, such as mathematics, physics and history. It is also the only university in Mexico with Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni: Alfonso García Robles (Peace), Octavio Paz (Literature), and Mario Molina (Chemistry).

Besides being one of the most recognized universities in Latin America, it is one of the largest and the most artistically detailed. Its main campus is a World Heritage site that was designed by some of Mexico's best-known architects of the 20th century. Murals in the main campus were painted by some of the most recognized artists in Mexican history, such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.


Full article ▸

related documents
Manchester Metropolitan University
University for Peace
Autonomous University of Barcelona
University of Puerto Rico
Balliol College, Oxford
St Hilda's College, Oxford
Fanwood, New Jersey
Fort Lewis College
Upper Iowa University
St Cross College, Oxford
Tertiary education
Northwestern College (Iowa)
Los Angeles Community College District
Red brick university
Laurel Springs, New Jersey
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Atlantic Baptist University
University of Bergen
Garwood, New Jersey
Saint Vincent College
Norwegian School of Management
Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Finishing school
Odense University
University of Dublin
DuPont Manual High School
East Rockaway, New York
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Holmdel Township, New Jersey
Old boy network