• History


In the early 60s, a group of visionary men, led by don Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa, thought of a university that would train young people with a modern criteria, who in the future would be called to be part of qualified professional teams and exercise decisive influence in the development of the country. To that end, in May 1964, a non-profit association was created and Universidad Metropolitana (Unimet) is the result from its work. On October 01, 1970, the National Council of Universities approved and authorized its organization, plans, and programs.

On October 22 of that same year, Unimet opened its doors in the former headquarter of Colegio América, located in San Bernardino, Caracas, offering five degrees: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Administrative Sciences, and Mathematics. A lush saman in its central patio was witness to the immense effort unfolded in that initial stage of the institution. Under its foliage, we educated the first generation of 198 students with a teaching staff of 29 full time professors.

From 1976 on, Universidad Metropolitana establishes its final headquarters in Terrazas del Ávila (Miranda State), thanks to the donation of the land of Hacienda La Urbina. This campus extends over 100 hectares adjacent to Waraira Repano National Park. On the Rectorate Square, as a symbol of continuity, a shoot of the old saman spreads its crown.

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