The Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) was founded in 1969 by a group of representatives from five Catholic orders, local business people, professionals and educators. Their goal was to build an institution of higher learning based on Christian beliefs and tradition, humanistic values and ideals, and social consciousness and awareness.
Since then, UDEM has become one of the best private universities in Mexico, attracting students from across the country. It is known for its concept of holistic education (formacion integral), standards of academic excellence and commitment to community service.
The Universidad de Monterrey will endeavor to continue developing as an educational community that stands out for promoting an academic culture of excellence and furthermore, for encouraging its members to make a commitment to integrity and to adhere to humanistic values.