National Autonomous University of Nicaragua

The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, UNAN) is the main state-funded public university of Nicaragua.

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua
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MottoA la libertad por la universidad
Established1812; 209 years ago (1812)
RectorOctavio Guevara
Administrative staff

Its main campus is located in Managua. The original campus, UNAN-Leon, is located in León and is now secondary, mainly used for medicine majors.

2018–2020 Nicaraguan protestsEdit

UNAN was the site violent clashes during the 2018–2020 Nicaraguan protests.[1] Protesters fortified the UNAN campus, but were forced to retreat when the university was attacked by paramilitaries aligned with the government.[1]


The university is divided into five faculties:

  • School of Medical Science
  • Faculty of Education and Humanities
  • Faculty of Economic Science
  • POLISAL (Health Polytechnic)
  • Faculty of science and engineering

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Partlow, Joshua (14 July 2018). "'They are shooting at a church': Inside the 15-hour siege by Nicaraguan paramilitaries on university students". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 15 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 12°06′20″N 86°16′25″W / 12.1056°N 86.2737°W / 12.1056; -86.2737