Universidad Metropolitana

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Coordinates: 10°29′58″N 66°47′05″W / 10.49944°N 66.78472°W / 10.49944; -66.78472

Metropolitan University
Universidad Metropolitana
Universidad Metropolitana logo.jpg
Logo of Universidad Metropolitana
Motto Enseñando el Camino
Motto in English Teaching the Way
Established 1970
Type Private
Rector Benjamín Scharifker (after September 1, 2011)
Students 5,000 (approx.)
Location Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela
Campus Urban, 247 acres (1.00 km2)
Website www.unimet.edu.ve

The Metropolitan University (Spanish: Universidad Metropolitana) was founded in 1970 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa in the terrains donated by the businessman Pius Schlageter, father of the Venezuelan painter Eduardo Schlageter. It is located in the city of Caracas, Venezuela, near Petare.

Today, the University has 5,000 students and approximately 500 professors. It is a business oriented private University, Business Administration being one of the most important courses offered.

The academic under-graduate courses include: Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Law, Education, Modern Languages, Engineering (Chemical, Mechanic, Systems, Electrical, Civil & Production), Psychology and in 2003, it became the first University in Venezuela to offer the Liberal Studies course.


It offers the following undergraduate programs (B.Sc.):

It offers post graduate studies as well.



Aside from the gardens themselves, there are several works of art all over the campus. Inside the library and the Rectoral building there are art galleries as well as there are works of art constantly displayed and renewed inside and outside the library.

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