Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

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Autonomous University of Nuevo León
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Uanl shield.jpg
Official seal
Motto Alere Flammam Veritatis
Motto in English Encouraging the flame of truth
Established 25 September 1933[1]
Type Public research university
Endowment US$490 million (2014)[2]
Rector Jesús Ancer Rodríguez[3]
Academic staff 6,184 (2011)
Students 141,971 (2011)[4]
Undergraduates 77,992 (2011)[5]
Postgraduates 4,799 (2011)[5]
Location San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico
25°43′38″N 100°18′37″W / 25.72722°N 100.31028°W / 25.72722; -100.31028Coordinates: 25°43′38″N 100°18′37″W / 25.72722°N 100.31028°W / 25.72722; -100.31028
Campus 7 across the state; mostly urban.[5]
Colors Blue and gold         
Athletics 26 varsity teams[citation needed]
Mascot Tiger
Affiliations ANUIES, CUMEX, CONAHEC, International Association of Universities, ONEFA
Website uanl.mx

The Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, UANL) is a public university with seven campuses across the Northern state of Nuevo León, Mexico. Founded as University of Nuevo León on 25 September 1933, it is the third largest public university in Mexico in terms of student population and the most important institution of higher learning in Northeastern Mexico, which offers the highest number of academic programs.It is also the oldest university in the state, it is currently headquartered in San Nicolás de los Garza, a suburb of Monterrey.[6]

The UANL has seven distinct campuses: the Main Campus, which houses the Administration Building, Colleges of Law, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Public Accounting and Philosophy, amongst others, as well as the Football Stadium, and other sport facilities. Other campuses include the Health Sciences Campus, the Mederos Humanities and Fine Arts campus, the Marin Agronomy Center, the Escobedo Agricultural Sciences Campus, the Linares Earth Sciences, and Forestry campus,as well as the Sabinas Hidalgo facilities, where extensions of the Colleges of Law, and Business are housed.[6]

The institution counts with 84 Libraries with a total of 2,238,000 Library volumes. It has 27 research facilities with 438 national researchers, 16 academic journals, 9 main campus bookstores, 25 student computer centers and 53 cafeterias.[6]

The University has been ranked by various organizations as one of the best public universities in Mexico and Latin America, it has been ranked 4th place in a publication of the Best Universities Of Mexico 2014 by the Rankia Organization in Mexico,[7] and is ranked as one of the 10 most recognized universities in Mexico by a number of organizations like QS World University Rankings[8] and the Mexican journal "El Universal"

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The Civil Academy, one of the five institutions that joined efforts to create the University of Nuevo León in 1933.

The immediate forerunner of this public university dates back to 1859, when the Civil Academy (Colegio Civil) started its courses. This institution had been envisioned by Governor Santiago Vidaurri but was erected by his successor, José Silvestre Aramberri, after the former was removed from office. The academy began to sponsor the Pharmacy and Medicine courses José Eleuterio González had been teaching at the local Hospital of the Rosary for several decades. The academic offerings included courses in Law and Medicine, as well as a preparatory school. Its first director was José de Jesús Dávila y Prieto.

On 29 October 1932, the delegations of the state schools of Law, Medicine and Pharmacy; the Civil Academy and the normal school, submitted a project to the Congress of Nuevo León to organize a state university for the Monterrey Metropolitan area. On 7 November 1932, the state congress ordered to proceed with the request and on 25 September 1933 the University of Nuevo León was born.[9]

In its first year, 1,864 students were schooled by 218 professors from the faculties of Medicine, Law, Engineering, and Chemistry, the Normal School, a preparatory school, the School of Nurses and Obstetricians and the Álvaro Obregón and Pablo Livas Industrial Schools. The institution became plagued with political disputes and almost two years later, on 25 September 1935, it was closed by state decree, only to reopen almost eight years later, on 13 September 1943.[10]

In the late 1990s the institution saw the necessity to rent its professional football (soccer) team, which has maintained in the Mexican professional league (Tigres de la UANL),[11] and was later affected by a corruption scandal that involved its own rector but ended with no legal consequences for those accused.[12]

Campuses[edit]

The university has seven campuses across the state:

Rectoria UANL
Investigation center of the Faculty of Mechanic and Electric Engineering
  • Agricultural and Animal Sciences Campus, in Escobedo, houses a local branch of both the Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine faculty schools, a center for research and development in food sciences (CIDIA) and a center for business development.[13]
  • Health Sciences Campus, in Monterrey, housing the Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health and Nutrition faculty schools, along the University Hospital and a health clinic for its personnel.[5]
  • Marin Campus in Marin, home of the Agronomy faculty school.[5]
  • Mederos Campus, in Monterrey, housing the Economics, Communication Studies, Music, Political Sciences, Stage Arts and Visual Arts faculty schools, along the university theater, a state branch of the World Trade Centers Association and the Bilingual Education Research Center (CIDEB).[5]
University Hospital
  • Linares Campus in the Southern municipality of Linares, housing the Earth Sciences, Forestry, and a branch of the Accounting and Business Administration faculty schools.[5]
  • Sabinas Hidalgo Campus in Sabinas Hidalgo, home of a local branch of Law and Business Administration faculty schools.[5]

Preparatorias (High Schools)[edit]

The university also counts with a 36 High Schools of which 7 of them are Technical High Schools, one is a Bilingual International High School, and the rest are 2 year High Schools.[14] 25 other schools that are not property of the UANL around the state are incorporated to the university, this means that these schools meet the norms established by the institution (a minimum infrastructure of libraries,laboratories,class rooms,school programs accepted by the UANL, and certified academic staff).[15]

Organization[edit]

His current rector is Jesús Ancer Rodríguez, a former Director of the Faculty of Medicine and the university hospital, who serves as an interim after José Antonio González Treviño resigned to the post to serve as state secretary of education in the cabinet of Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz.[3]

The university also has a symphony orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and a band of regional music, El Tigre.

Athletics[edit]

University Stadium inside the main Campus

The UANL men's teams are called the Tigres, and the women's teams the Tigrillas (Tigresses).

The American football team, named the Auténticos Tigres, is very successful in the ONEFA. The program has won three national championships (1974, 1977 and 2009), and four times has been runner-up. They play in the Estadio Gaspar Mass.

UANL teams have also won the national universiade in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 [16]

The UANL installations include the Raymundo "Chico" Rivera Stadium (a football and athletic field), the Luis Eugenio Todd Gym, a baseball park, an aquatics center, an indoor soccer pitch, and a tennis center with four courts[17]

The soccer team Tigres de la UANL was managed for the UANL before 1996, when the team's control passed to Cemex. The Estadio Universitario is located in the principal campus of the UANL, and occasionally is host of Auténticos Tigres games, and others activities of the university.

Notable alumni[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Governors

Federal cabinet secretaries

Notable architects

Sportsmen[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Harden Cooper, Ricardo (2007-01-22). Cultural. "Reanuda clases la UANL". El Porvenir (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^ UANL. "Contraloría General Depto. Presupuestos". UANL. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Asume Jesús Áncer Rodríguez como Rector Interino" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Presenta a comunidad universitaria último informe de actividades" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "About the UANL". Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Antecedentes: la historia de la UANL". Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Rankia 2014" (in Spanish). Rankia. 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  8. ^ "UANL Ranking". QS World University Rankings. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  9. ^ "Antecedentes: la historia de la UANL" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  10. ^ "Cronología" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  11. ^ Cedillo, Juan (2006-08-14). "Firma UANL convenio con Cemex". El Universal (in Spanish) (Mexico City). Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  12. ^ "Regresa Manuel Silos a la UANL". Milenio (in Spanish) (Monterrey). Notimex. 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-05. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Inauguran Campus de Ciencias Agropecuarias" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  14. ^ "Preparatoria UANL" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  15. ^ "Incorporados UANL" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  16. ^ "UANL logra bicampeonato". UANL. May 7, 2007. .
  17. ^ "Programa de Equipos Representativos". UANL. August 18, 2008.