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In a private event this morning, municipal president Luis Alberto Villareal, along with Enrique Graue Wiechers, laid the first stone of the National Autonomous University of Mexico or UNAM campus in San Miguel de Allende.
The campus will have 11 classrooms, a computer lab, and a multi-specialty healthcare clinic. The project will cost 42 million pesos, with a tripartite investment between the state of Guanajuato, the San Miguel municipality and UNAM.
The multi-specialty clinic will serve patients from San Miguel de Allende in the areas of physiotherapy, dentistry and optometry, and will also provide care for substance addictions.
This is the first stage of the educational complex’s construction, and according to engineer Tarsicio Rodríguez Martínez, secretary of Infrastructure, Connectivity and Mobility of Guanajuato; the project should be completed by July of next year.
The project was prepared by the San Miguel de Allende city council to align the building’s design with the architectural style of the municipality, said Rodríguez.
Dr. Laura Acosta Torres, the director of León division of ENES, a higher education institution affiliated with UNAM, pointed out that the first available degree of UNAM San Miguel de Allende will be in translation. She also mentioned that there is already a first cohort of registered students. “Our goal is to be the national reference for the translation specialty,” she concluded.
In his speech, Villareal proposed an investment of 19 million pesos between the state and the municipality for the construction of road access to the campus.
The governor of the state of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue, thanked the UNAM rector for his presence and declared, “From Guanajuato we are giving good news to Mexico.”
In his speech, Governor Sinhue recognized Juan Manuel Oliva, Miguel Márquez (both former governors of Guanajuato) and Ricardo Villareal (former municipal president of San Miguel de Allende) for “sowing” the initiative for the UNAM campus in San Miguel de Allende, and concluded by accepting the municipal president’s proposal.