Tecnológico de Monterrey
The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) or simply Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private university in Mexico founded in 1943 by Eugenio Garza Sada. It is also known as Monterrey Tech, Tec de Monterrey, or simply Tec, reflecting its origins as a technological university. It has sometimes been referred to as "The MIT of Mexico and Latin America".
In 2006 the IMRE and the survey company Mitofsky (which reported the 2006 presidential elections for Televisa), performed a study in which the ITESM was considered the most prestigious institution in Mexico. The report included other public and private universities, such as UNAM, ITAM ,UIA, and important Mexican and foreign companies like Nestlé and Bimbo, among others . The Institute has more than 33 campuses nationwide and 19 receptor centers located all over Mexico, with nine offices located throughout the Americas (including Guayaquil, Quito, Santiago, Chile, Panama City) and Europe.
The ITESM has a series of principles that constitute the foundation of the identity and unity of all its campuses and academic entities. The regulations and norms that must be observed by all members of the educational community stem from these principles. They include concepts like entrepreneurial freedom, social mobility, freedom of expression and equal opportunities of admission and permanence of students. The complete list of principles can be viewed here.
1943 The ITESM is founded by a group of businessmen headed by Eugenio Garza Sada in Monterrey, Mexico.
1945 The Institute adopts "The Ram" as mascot.
1947 The Monterrey Campus is inaugurated (previously, classes were held in several buildings in downtown Monterrey).
1967 A new campus in Guaymas is inaugurated, becoming the first Campus outside of the city of Monterrey.
1968 The first Ph.D. degree is granted in chemistry with specialty in organic chemistry.
1969 Becomes the first Latin American University with a formal computer science degree.
1973 Two new campus are inaugurated. One in Mexico City, and another in Ciudad Obregón.
1975 Queretaro Campus is founded in the capital of the state, Santiago de Queretaro.
1975 Prepa Tec Campus Eugenio Garza Sada is founded.
1976 The State of Mexico Campus is founded in a suburb north of Mexico City.
1978 The Tec de Monterrey School of Medicine is founded, next to the San Jose Hospital, in Monterrey.
1980 The ITESM introduces in Mexico personal computers as tools for learning.
1987 The ITESM gets hooked to BITNET.
1989 The CETEC is inaugurated at the Monterrey Campus.
1990 The Mexico City Campus is founded.
1995 The ITESM opens its Business Graduate School, called Escuela de Graduados en Administracion y Direccion de Empresas, by its initials EGADE.
1996 Prepa Tec Campus Santa Catarina is founded
1997 The Virtual University is founded.
1998 President Ernesto Zedillo honors the 3rd largest campus, ITESM-CEM (Greater Mexico City) with the "National Quality Award."
2001 The Santa Fe Campus in Mexico City begins its operations.
2003 President Vicente Fox inaugurates in Monterrey the Center for Advanced International Learning (CIAP), at Campus Monterrey, and celebrates the Institute's 60th Anniversary. In Puebla, President Fox inaugurates the latest of the 33 campuses of the system: Campus Puebla.
2005 President Fox inaugurates in Mexico City the Center for Business and Technologic Development (CEDETEC) at Mexico City Campus.
2006 Campus Guaymas switches over to the Tec Milenio University format. Historical Milestones
The Monterrey Campus is the main site of the ITESM at Monterrey, Mexico. The campus extends over 125 acres (0.5 km²), and includes 8 buildings with classrooms, a building for the library, 5 administrative buildings, 5 cafeterias, several habitation buildings for students, gymnasiums, a theatre and a world-class football stadium (also used by the professional soccer team Rayados de Monterrey).
The buildings are separated by gardens featuring a diverse array of local species of trees. The gardens are also populated with over 20 species of birds (including ducks, woodpeckers and peacocks), squirrels and even a few deer (which inhabit the area in front of Aulas 4).
The radio station's frequency is 94.9 FM. It is produced exclusively by students and covers the whole metro area of Monterrey. It can be accessed online here.
Aulas 1 - Where most chemistry labs are located.
Aulas 2 - Holds the School of Architecture, the offices for the Humanities and Physics Departments, and the offices for the ISC (Computer Systems Engineer) and ITC (Telecommunications Engineering) majors.
Aulas 3 - Holds some administrative offices, and the Math Department.