Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
UNAH logo.jpg
Motto Lucem Aspicio
Type Public university
Established 19 September 1847; 169 years ago (1847-09-19)
Location Tegucigalpa,  Honduras
Campus Urban
Athletics 40 varsity teams
Colors Blue & Yellow         
Mascot Pumas
Website www.unah.edu.hn

The National Autonomous University of Honduras (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras) is the national public university of Honduras. It was founded in 1847 and has many campuses throughout the country.


On October 15, 1957 the autonomy of UNAH was passed by decree and since then UNAH has received 6% of the government's educational budget.[citation needed]


University city[edit]

Main article: UNAH university city

The main campus is located in the country's capital of Tegucigalpa and is home to the university's Medical School hospital and campus. We can also find the Observatorio Astronómico Centroamericano de Suyapa de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (OACS/UNAH), (Suyapa Central American Astronomical Observatory), which uses a 42 cm Meade telescope. It is also home of the Palacio Universitario de los Deportes y las Ciencias de la Cultura Física UNAH, (Sports and Physical Culture Palace), one of the most modern sports multi-use buildings in Latin America, with a capacity of 12,000 persons.

Other campuses[edit]

Apart from the main campus, there are eight Distance Education Centers, four Telecenters and eight Regional Centers. Among this Regional Center we can find the UNAH-VS (UNAH Valle de Sula) located at San Pedro Sula, the Centro Universitario Regional del Litoral Atlantico (CURLA) located at La Ceiba, and the Centro Universitario Regional del Centro (CURC) located at Comayagua Campus. It is currently Honduras' largest university in terms of student enrollment and one of the largest university systems in Central America.


UNAH's budget is 6% of Honduras budget, in 2016 it is 5,000,000,000 L (250 millions US $).[1]

UNAH position on Latin American Universities Ranking by QS[edit]

Further information: QS World University Rankings

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras hold position 171 on best Latin America universities by Quacquarelli Symonds, and 701+ position on QS World University Rankings.[2]

UNAH Library[edit]

Main article: UNAH Library

UNAH Library system was founded in the late 1960s; the first principal was English librarian Mary Hallam (from 1968 to 1972). This library has more than 16,000 volumes. It has a website and some e-books.

Every campus of UNAH has its own library.

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Coordinates: 14°5′7″N 87°9′47″W / 14.08528°N 87.16306°W / 14.08528; -87.16306