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Street:Ciudad Universitaria



Post Code:04510


Other Sites

Also Escuela de Enfermería María Elena Maza Brito

Institution Funding



Founded 1551 with the creation of the founding document for the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. First classes delivered 1553 and it was the first to offer higher education in the Americas. The RPUM was organized along the lines of the European universities in the scholastic tradition, particularly Salamanca University. In 1910, it was established as the National University of Mexico, and finally in 1929 obtained its autonomy and current title and status. Several campuses in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City (Acatlán, Aragón, Cuautitlán, Iztacala and Zaragoza) as well as many others in several locations across Mexico (in Santiago de Querétaro, Morelia, Mérida, Sisal, Ensenada, Cuernavaca, Temixco and Leon)

Academic Year

August to May (August-December; January-May)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (bachillerato) or recognized equivalent, and entrance examination



Accrediting Agency

Sub-secretariat of Higher Education (SES) of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Enrique Luis Graue Wiechers

Job title:Rector

top Divisions

Centre : Applied Physics and Advanced Technology

Fields of study:Applied Physics, Technology

Centre : Applied Sciences and Technological Development

Fields of study:Design, Electronic Engineering, Instrument Making, Measurement and Precision Engineering

Centre : Astrophysics and Radioastronomy

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics

Centre : Atmospheric Sciences

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Meteorology

Centre : Ecosystems Research

Fields of study:Ecology

Centre : Energy Research

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Natural Resources

Centre : Environmental Geography Research

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Geography

Centre : Foreign Languages Teaching

Fields of study:Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, Foreign Languages Education, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish

Centre : Foreign Students Education

Fields of study:Hispanic American Studies, History, Literature, Native Language, Social Sciences, Spanish

Centre : Geosciences

Fields of study:Earth Sciences

Centre : Humanities and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences

More details:Peninsular

Centre : Interdisciplinary Research on Science and Humanities

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Development Studies, Social Sciences

Centre : Latin America and Caribbean Research

Fields of study:Caribbean Studies, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology

Centre : Library Science Research

Fields of study:Documentation Techniques, Information Technology, Library Science

Centre : Nanotechnology and Nanosciences (CNyN)

Fields of study:Nanotechnology, Physical Chemistry, Physics

More details:The CNyN was created on 2008 by agreement of the University Council as a result of the change of name of the former Center for Condensed Matter Sciences (CCMC), https://www.cnyn.unam.mx

Centre : North America Research

Fields of study:American Studies, Canadian Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy

Centre : Regional Multidisciplinary Research

Fields of study:Regional Studies

Course/Programme : Energy

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Thermal Engineering

Course/Programme : Environment

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

Course/Programme : Food

Fields of study:Food Science

Course/Programme : Gender Studies

Fields of study:Gender Studies

Course/Programme : Health Research

Fields of study:Health Sciences

Course/Programme : Mexico - Multicultural Nation

Fields of study:Cultural Studies

Course/Programme : Urban Studies

Fields of study:Urban Studies

Research Division : Aesthetical Research

Fields of study:Aesthetics

Research Division : Anthropological Research

Fields of study:Anthropology

Research Division : Applied Mathematics and Systems

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Analysis

Research Division : Astronomy

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science

Research Division : Bibliographic Research

Fields of study:Library Science

Research Division : Biology

Fields of study:Biology, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Microbiology

Research Division : Biomedical Research

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology

Research Division : Biotechnology

Fields of study:Bioengineering, Biotechnology

Research Division : Cellular Physiology

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology

Research Division : Chemistry

Fields of study:Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Research Division : Cinematographic Studies

Fields of study:Cinema and Television, Film, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Writing

Research Division : Ecology

Fields of study:Ecology, Natural Resources

Research Division : Economic Research

Fields of study:Economics

Research Division : Engineering

Fields of study:Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Division : Geography

Fields of study:Geography, Geophysics, Surveying and Mapping

Research Division : Geology

Fields of study:Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Petrology

Research Division : Geophysics

Fields of study:Geophysics, Natural Resources, Seismology

Research Division : Historical Research

Fields of study:History

Research Division : Legal Research

Fields of study:Law

Research Division : Materials Research

Fields of study:Ceramics and Glass Technology, Heating and Refrigeration, Metal Techniques, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Solid State Physics

Research Division : Mathematics

Fields of study:Mathematics

Research Division : Neurobiology

Fields of study:Neurosciences

Research Division : Nuclear Science

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Radiology

Research Division : Ocean Sciences and Limnology

Fields of study:Coastal Studies, Limnology, Marine Science and Oceanography

Research Division : Philological Research

Fields of study:Philology

Research Division : Philosophical Research

Fields of study:Philosophy

Research Division : Physical Sciences

Fields of study:Physics

Research Division : Physics

Fields of study:Physical Chemistry, Physics, Solid State Physics

Research Division : Social Research

Fields of study:Social Studies

Research Division : Theatre Studies

Fields of study:Acting, Display and Stage Design, Theatre

Research Division : University and Educational Research

Fields of study:Curriculum, Education, History, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

School : Accounting and Management

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Management

School : Architecture

Fields of study:Architecture

School : Chemistry

Fields of study:Chemistry

School : Dentistry

Fields of study:Dentistry

School : Economics

Fields of study:Economics

School : Engineering

Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

School : Fine Arts

Fields of study:Fine Arts

More details:National School

School : Law

Fields of study:Law

School : Medicine

Fields of study:Medicine

School : Music

Fields of study:Music

More details:National School

School : Nursing and Obstetrics

Fields of study:Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Nursing

More details:National School

School : Philosophy and Literature

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, English, French, Geography, German, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, Modern Languages, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Spanish, Theatre

School : Political and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Communication Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Sociology

School : Psychology

Fields of study:Psychology

School : Science

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Water Science

School : Social Work

Fields of study:Social Work

More details:National School

School : Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnology

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science

top Degrees



Fields of study:Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Science, Computer Engineering, Earth Sciences, Economics, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Geography, Law, Materials Engineering, Political Sciences, Social Work, Water Science


Fields of study:Administration, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Fishery, Geography, History, Information Technology, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Neurology, Nursing, Painting and Drawing, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Political Sciences, Psychotherapy, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science, Water Science


Fields of study:Architecture, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Engineering, History, Information Technology, Library Science, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physical Engineering, Physics, Psychotherapy, Urban Studies


Also lower level technical qualifications

top Academic Periodicals


Los Universitarios

Publications of the Academic Divisions

Punto de Partida

Voices of Mexico

Main Press

Dirección General de Publicaciones UNAM

Updated on 10-03-2016