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Education in Mexico City

Education in Mexico City

Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, UNAM.
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, UNAM.
Like many other things in the country, Mexico City has the largest concentration of universities and colleges, starting with the UNAM, one of the finest in Latin America and the oldest university in the American continent, founded in 1551. Some of the most renowned universities in the city include:
  • Instituto Politecnico Nacional Public university dedicated mainly to engineering and research.
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Commonly known as UNAM, located in the south of the City mainly in Ciudad Universitaria, is a public university with a student population of more than 300,000 and is regarded, along with ITESM, as the Best University in the Latin America.
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey simply known as "Tec" is a branch of the famous private institute in Monterrey, on par with UNAM.
  • El Colegio de Mexico, or Colmex is an exclusive graduate and teaching institution in the social sciences and humanities with a student to faculty ratio of roughly one to one. It contains a library with over 600,000 volumes and Large-scale inter-library exchange agreements are maintained with domestic as well as foreign universities. More than 60% of library users are external to El Colegio. About twenty percent of full time students come from countries other than Mexico, and the majority of it's graduates continue to do their PhD's at institutions like Harvard, Stanford, or Oxford
  • Universidad Panamericana Private catholic university that holds one of the best business schools in the world: IPADE located in the seventeenth century Hacienda de San Antonio Clavería.
  • Universidad Anahuac Recognized Private catholic university, aims on humanism and leadership.
  • Universidad Iberoamericana Private university of Jesuit origin.
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autonomo de Mexico Private university.
  • Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Commonly known as UAM, a public university with four campuses citywide.
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Mexico Private university.
  • Universidad del Valle de Mexico Private, a branch of Laureate International Universities.
  • Universidad de Las Américas The first private university in México
  • Universidad La Salle Private catholic university.
  • You can learn Spanish in Mexico City as there are various schools offering courses for foreigners, for example:
  • Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras Known as CELE, is a faculty of the National University (UNAM) and is probably the most renowned, located south of the city in Ciudad Universitaria.
  • Center for International Education, La Salle (CIEL)
  • Academia Hispano México, S.A. de C.V.
  • CIB Centro de Idiomas Bravo

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