The National Autonomous University of Mexico has played a leading role in the country’s history and academic development. The substantive tasks of this secular and autonomous public institution include teaching, research and the dissemination of culture. In the academic world, it is recognized as a university of excellence. The UNAM responds to the present and looks to the future as the most important cultural project for Mexico. The UNAM is a space of freedom; respect, tolerance, and dialogue are practiced on a daily basis. The plurality of ideas and thought is deemed a sign of its richness, never a weakness.