National Pedagogic University (Mexico)

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Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
National Pedagogic University
MottoEducar para transformar
Type Public university
Established August 25, 1978(40 years ago) (1978-08-25)
Rector Tenoch Esaú Cedillo Ávalos
Administrative staff
470
Students 25,000+
Postgraduates 252 (2011)
Location Mexico City , Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Campus Urban
Website upn.mx

The National Pedagogic University (Spanish : Universidad Pedagógica Nacional - UPN) is Mexico's national university for teacher training. The main campus, directly adjacent to the Colegio de México in Mexico City, hosts more than 5,000 students and is the largest of more than 70 UPN campuses nationwide. The university offers both undergraduate (licenciatura) and graduate programs of study.

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