About Us

UNAM is the institution with more educative options in Mexico as well as the one receiving more students. It evaluates its study programs systematically in order to adjust to the necessities of the working dynamics, hence providing its graduates high competence levels.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has played a major role in the history and formation of our country. This public, autonomous and lay institution’s fundamental tasks are teaching, research and culture dissemination. It is acknowledged within the academic world as an excellence university. UNAM is a space of various freedoms where, respect, tolerance and dialogue are practiced on a daily basis. Ideas and thought plurality is appreciated as a sign of its richness and never as a weakness factor.

Numerous generations have been forged as professionals and have obtained with this condition a better life quality standard. Our graduates are leaders within the enterprise, industry, services and academic worlds. Doubtlessly, the best indicator of the good work at UNAM. The most relevant artists, humanists and scientists in the country have gone to the university classrooms. UNAM is a robust and mature institution, rigorous and pertinent in an academic manner, but, as every university, it is constantly under improvements and modernization. This is why it aspires to have the best students, academics, researchers and facilities in order to face the future of Mexico.

This is the way the National Autonomous University of Mexico confronts the present.
… And it is committed to the future!

Our Strengths

It is acknowledged within the academic world as an excellence university.
UNAM responds to the present and faces the future as the most important cultural project in Mexico.

High School

Education: Our passport
to the future.

Outstanding Academic Programs

In a wide array of disciplines.

Postgraduate, masters and PhD programs

To continue training experts.

Cutting-edge research

Focused on excellence.

A global University

International at all levels.

Open and Distance Education

Breaking borders around the world.

In the heart of Mexico

And beyond student’s life.

Our Nobel Prizes and "Príncipe de Asturias"

The most relevant artists, humanists and scientists in the country have gone to the university classrooms.
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Alfonso García Robles

Nobel Peace Prize
in 1982

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José Alfonso Eufemio Nicolás de Jesús García Robles was a mexican diplomat and politician. He received the peace prize as the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco, setting up a nuclear-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Octavio Paz

Nobel Prize for Literature
in 1990

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Octavio Irineo Paz y Lozano was a Mexican poet, writer and diplomat. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and one of the greatest Hispanic poets of all time.
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Mario Molina

Nobel Prize in Chemistry
in 1995

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José Mario Molina Pasquel y Henríquez is a Mexican chemist and one of the most prominent precursors to the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole.
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Príncipe de Asturias

For Communication and
Humanities in 2009

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The UNAM was recognized with the “Príncipe de Asturias”, the homage surrenders to their ongoing effort to promote “currents of humanistic, liberal and democratic thought in America.”


Culture Dissemination

The Coordination of Culture Dissemination focuses its actions towards the diffusion and creation of cultural and artistic expressions in all genres, as well as scientific, technological and humanistic knowledge developed in the University.
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Sports and Recreational Activities
As a contribution to their integral education, students can practice 87 sports disciplines, and perform activities that promote health and leisure time occupation in the same facilities through permanent physical activation and recreation programs.

Every high school, undergraduate and higher education campus includes sports facilities such as track and fields, gymnastics, courts, and six swimming pools, one in University City and the rest in the National Preparatory School. The University City campus is located around the Olympic University Stadium, and it has 68 training areas.