National Polytechnic Institute facts for kids
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
|Motto||La Técnica al Servicio de la Patria|
Motto in English
|Technology to meet the needs of the Nation|
|Established||1 January 1936|
|Dean||Jesús Ávila Galinzoga|
|Director||Enrique Fernández Fassnacht|
|63,891 (High school)|
|Campus||Several across Mexico, mostly urban|
|Colors||Cherry and white|
The National Polytechnic Institute (Spanish: Instituto Politécnico Nacional, IPN) is a public university in Mexico City. It is dedicated to research and education at high school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It was founded in 1936 by president Lázaro Cárdenas del Río.
The National Polytechnic Institute offers 293 courses of study. It is made up of 98 different academic units. These academic units are located across Mexico. With 171,581 students (2013), it is the second largest university in Mexico. The IPN is considered the best university in Mexico of engineering.
The institute has an important research center in Mexico called CINVESTAV.
The IPN has 27 sports teams. It has two American football teams called Burros blancos (White donkeys) and Águilas blancas (White eagles) on the Mexican College Football (ONEFA). These teams have won many championships. The IPN has a strong rivalry in all sports with UNAM, the other university in Mexico City.
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