National Polytechnic Institute

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National Polytechnic Institute
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Motto La Técnica al Servicio de la Patria
Established 1 January 1936
Type Public
Dean Jesús Ávila Galinzoga[1]
Director Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez
Students 153.027[2]
Undergraduates 92.589[2]
Postgraduates 5.937[2]
Location Mexico City,  Mexico Mexico
Campus Several across Mexico, mostly urban
Mascot White donkey

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 271 courses of study.[2] It is made up of 81 different academic units.[2] These academic units are located across Mexico. With 153.027 students (2009),[2] it is one of the largest universities in Mexico.

The institute has an important research center in Mexico called CINVESTAV.

The IPN has 27 sports teams.[3] 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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  1. Presidencia del Decanato (IPN). "Personal de la Presidencia del Decanato" (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 National Polytechnic Institute (2009). "Estadística Institucional 2009" (in Spanish) (PDF). Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  3. National Polytechnic Institute. "Deportes en el IPN" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 September 2010.

Coordinates: 19°30′02″N 99°08′23″W / 19.50056°N 99.13972°W / 19.50056; -99.13972