Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León - UANL • San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico
The Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, UANL) is a public university in Mexico. It is composed of seven campuses across the Northern state of Nuevo León: University City (Ciudad Universitaria) in San Nicolás de Los Garza, Agricultural and Animal Sciences Campus in Escobedo, Health Sciences Campus in Monterrey, Merin Campus in Monterrey, Linares Campus in the Southern municipality of Linares, and Sabinas Hidalgo Campus. The university was founded in 1933, as the University of Nuevo León. UANL is the third largest public university in the country. The university has a large student population and is the most important institution of higher education in North-eastern Mexico, as it offers the highest number of academic programmes. It is also oldest university in the state. The establishment is home to 84 libraries with a total of 2,238,000 library volumes. The campus has state-of-the-art facilities, that includes 27 research facilities with 438 national researchers, 16 academic journals, 9 main campus bookshops, 25 student computer centres, as well as 53 cafeterias. The university is constantly ranked among the best public universities in Mexico and Latin-America. It has been ranked 4th in a publication of the Best Universities of Mexico 2014, according to the Rankin Organization in Mexico. It is also among the top 10 most recognized universities in Mexico, as ranked by QS World University Rankings and the Mexican journal “El Universal”. In addition to its higher education programmes, the university also runs 36 high schools, 7 of which are Technical High Schools, 1 being a bilingual High School. The university is known to produce highly qualified graduates, who possess outstanding skills and knowledge and therefore make great employees or managers. The university also places emphasis on extracurricular activities, its football team is called the “Tigres” and has won several tournaments. But other sports are also played on campus.