The Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) was established in 1933 as a public research university in the Mexican city of San Nicolas de los Garza.
Now the third largest university in Mexico, UANL is organised across seven campuses within the state of Nuevo Leon, including: Ciudad Universitaria, Health Sciences, Mederos, Marin, Agricultural Sciences, Sabinas Hidalgo, and Linares.
Its main campus, known as University City, is home to 153,000 students and 6,394 professors. The campus also houses the bulk of the university’s academic faculties, as well as a 40,000-seat sports stadium, a university hospital and several high schools.
UANL also comprises 37 distinct research centres where more than 500 highly recognised researchers are employed, while the university’s 84 libraries provide students with access to over two million books. Within its 26 faculties, UANL also offers the largest number of academic programmes of any university in northeastern Mexico.
As a public institution strongly, the university prides itself on having a strong social focus, with a commitment to instilling an awareness of regional, national and global issues across its student body.
UANL also extends its learning provision to the community via outreach initiatives by way of helping to preserve the country’s cultural heritage and develop its national wealth.
In terms of recreation, the university football team, Tigres UANL, competes at the highest level of Mexican football, and the university provides a great variety of other activities for students across its campuses. In addition to this, students have easy access to the city of San Nicolas de los Garza, a major industrial city that offers extensive retail facilities and nightlife.
Among the university’s most distinguished alumni are the Olympic gold medallist Raul Gonzalez and several former Nuevo Leon Governors.