The University of Málaga was founded in 1972. Despite its young age by European standards, it has grown to over 36,000 students in the bachelor, masters and doctorate programs. In 2002, UMA purchased this brick, Neo-Mudéjar building on Avenue de Cervantes and converted it into the rector’s office. Originally, this was the Post Office and Telegraph House (Casa de Correos y Telégrafos) from 1923 when it was built until 1986. Interestingly, beneath the structure are the remains of a city wall built by the Phoenicians in the 4th and 3rd century BC.