This is a timeline of the history of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, the oldest university in Asia, comprising important events of the history of the University and of the development of Philippine higher education in general. To read about the background to these events, see History of the University of Santo Tomas. See also the history of the Rector Magnificus of the University of Santo Tomas, and the Santo Tomas Internment Camp
16th century 
||Arrival of the first Dominicans in the Philippines
||Arrival of Miguel de Benavides with the second batch of Dominicans in the Philippines, and the establishment of the Province of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines
||Dominicans pioneer printing in the Philippines by producing through the old technique of xylography
17th century 
18th century 
19th century 
||Isabel II of Spain declares the University of Santo Tomas as the center for public education throughout the Philippines
||The University of Santo Tomas taken over by the Colonial Government and renamed as Universidad de Filipinas by virtue of an edict issued by Segismundo Moret
||Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy established as the first schools of medicine and pharmacy in the Philippines
||The School of Notaries established by royal order of Alfonso XII
||The Hospicio de San Juan de Dios becomes the clinical training institution for medical students of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University by virtue of royal order of King Alfonso XII
||School of Midwifery opened
||Rector Fr. Joaquin Fonseca, O.P. conceives the idea of erecting a monument in honor of University Founder Archbishop Miguel de Benavides
||Prof. Mariano Marti, M.D. establishes residency and Externship programs at the Hospicio de San Juan de Dios
||The defunct Jesuit Universidad de San Ignacio incorporated into the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University
||The University closes its doors due to the Philippine Revolution and the Spanish–American War
||The University resumes its classes
20th century 
||Pope Leo XIII bestows upon the University the title of Pontifical
||Faculty of Engineering established as the first engineering school in the Philippines
||Tricentennial Celebration of the University
||The laying of the cornerstone of a new building of the University in Sampaloc
||The Faculty of Pharmacy opened to women enrollees
||English replaces Spanish as medium of instruction
||The College of Education established at the Intramuros Campus
||The College of Science of the University officially established
||Faculty of Philosophy and Letters becomes co-educational
||First Classes held at the University Sampaloc Campus
||The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University, officially organized
||College of Commerce and the Faculty of Medicine also becomes co-educational
||The University Gymnasium officially inaugurated by Governor Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
||UST Swimming Pool, the first Olympic-size swimming pool in the country, opened to the students by Senate President Manuel Quezon
||Start of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines
||Manila declared an open city
||Japanese Forces occupy Manila
||Japanese forces converts the University Campus at Sampaloc into an internment camp
||Arson was created to the original campus at Intramuros by the Japanese forces
||American Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp
||The University reopens at the Sampaloc Campus
||UST Hospital formally opened
||The Benavides Monument re-erected at the University Campus in Sampaloc
||Pope Pius XII bestows to the University the title The Catholic University of the Philippines
||The University lot in Intramuros sold to the Philippine American Life Insurance Co.
||Completion of the installation of Francesco Monti's statues atop the Main Building
||The University radio station DZST begins operation
||Semiseptcentennial celebration of the University
||The Spanish Government grants the Blue Ribbon of The Civil Order of Alfonso X el Sabio to the University
||Formal inauguration of the University Hospital Clinical Division
||Pope Paul VI visits the University
||Leonardo Legaspi, O.P., elected as the first Filipino Rector Magnificus of the University
||Mother Teresa of Calcutta visits the University
||The Pautakan Contest officially organized by The Varsitarian
||Pope John Paul II visits the University
||The Student's Demoratic Party established as the first student political party in the Philippines
||First Paskuhan Celebration
||The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Singers officially organized
||UST Press renamed as UST Publishing House
||Second Papal visit of Pope John Paul II to the University
21st century 
||First Thomasian Welcome Walk held
||The Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy formally established
||The Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management officially separated from the College of Education
||Quadricentennial countdown to 2011 launched during the Paskuhan Celebration
||Simbahayan 400, the Quadricentennial's "centerpiece project", officially launched
||The University Main Building, Central Seminary, Arch of the Centuries, and Grandstand with Open Spaces officially declared as National Cultural Treasures by the National Museum of the Philippines
||The University of Santo Tomas campus officially declared as a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
||The Lumina Pandit exhibit launched
||Commemorative 200-peso bills with the UST Quadricentennial logo issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
||Opening of the Jubilee Door
||Unveiling of the Quattromondial and the formal opening of the Quadricentennial celebrations
||Quadricentennial exhibit at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Headquarters in Paris officially launched
||Neo-Centennial Celebrations officially launched
||Mahathir Mohammad, former Malaysian Prime Minister, conferred with the title Honorary Professor.
||Queen Sofía of Spain visits the University
||Lech Walesa, former Prime Minister of Poland and Nobel Laureate, conferred with the title Honorary Professor
- ^ This technique produced the Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala and the Doctrina Christiana en Lengua y Letra China, the first books in the Philippines
- ^ The nucleus of ₱1,500 for the foundation of a seminary-college was increased to ₱7,140 by donations made by Pablo Rodríguez, Andrés Hermosa, and Juan Morales
- ^ The Document of Foundation was signed by Fr. Baltasar Fort, O.P., Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Holy Rosary, Fr. Francisco Minayo, O.P., Prior of the Santo Domingo Convent, and Fr. Bernardo de Santa Catalina, O.P., Commissary-General of the Holy Office of the Philippines. Notary Juan Illian witnessed the signing of the act of foundation.
- ^ Ever since its foundation in 1611, the University's constitution was based on that of the Real y Pontificia Universidad de Nueva España
- ^ The Moret code never got implemented due to the restoration of the monarchy in Spain
- ^ The Varsitarian is currently the oldest Catholic School Publication in the country
- ^ The place were the Benavides Monument was re-erected was named as the Plaza Benavides
- ^ DZST later became Radio Veritas
- ^ The Blue Ribbon of The Civil Order of Alfonso X el Sabio is the highest civil decoration in Spain
- ^ The Pautakan is currently the longest running quiz bee in the country
- ^ a b c d e f Bazaco, Evergisto (1953). History of Education in the Philippines. University of Santo Tomas Press, Manila. ISBN 978-971-506-439-2.
- ^ a b The Dominican Mission in the Philippines knapsack.weebly accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ Dominicans in the Phiippines simbahan.net accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ a b c d The University of Santo Tomas Publishing House kabayan central.com accessed May 18, 2012
- ^ a b c d e f de Ramos, Norberto (2000). I Walked with Twelve UST Rectors. University of Santo Tomas Press, Manila.
- ^ a b c Villarroel, Fidel (2005). Miguel de Benavides, O.P., Friar, Bishop and University Founder. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Manila. | ISBN 971-506-330-6
- ^ a b c d e f g h Legaspi, Leonardo. The University of Santo Tomas and the Spanish Kings. University of Santo Tomas Press, Manila.
- ^ a b c d e Lim-Pe, Josefina (1973). The University of Santo Tomas in the Twentieth Century. University of Santo Tomas Press, Manila.
- ^ a b c d e f History of UST UST.edu.ph. Accessed May 14, 2012
- ^ a b c d 2011 Countdown UST.edu.ph Accessed November 9, 2008
- ^ Fr. Miguel A. Bernad, S.J.: “Colegio de San José (1601-2001): A Quick Survey of the Turbulent 400-year History of an Educational Institution”. Monk's Hobbit May 1, 2012.
- ^ a b c d e The First Hundred Years Of the Ateneo de Manila. The First Hundred Years Of The Ateneo de Manila" May 16, 2012.
- ^ Royal and Pontifical. Inquirer.net" May 16, 2012.
- ^ "The Catholic Encyclopedia". "The Catholic Encyclopedia" May 16, 2012.
- ^ Garcia, F.C. (February 1, 2006). "Remembering our Rectors". The Varsitarian 77 (9). Retrieved November 9, 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Torres, J.V.Z. (2007). In Transition: The University of Santo Tomas During The American Colonial Period (1898–1935). UST Publishing House, Manila. ISBN 978-971-506-439-2.
- ^ a b c d UST Hospital History UST Hospital Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ A Brief History of PLM. ReoCities" May 16, 2012.
- ^ Looking Back - Royal and Pontifical by Ambeth Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer. August 13, 2008
- ^ UST Engineering History UST Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ a b Lim-Pe (1973). pp 38-40.
- ^ UST College of Education History UST Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ College of Science History UST Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ Varsitarian History The Varsitarian Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ Morton, Louis. U.S. Army in World War II: The War in the Pacific: The Fall of the Philippines. US Army in World War, Chapters VIII-XIV. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-PI/, accessed Mayy 15, 2012
- ^ Morton, pp.237-238
- ^ Lim-Pe (1973). pp 48-51.
- ^ Hartendorp, Vol. II, pg. 561-562
- ^ "UST Faculty of Philosophy Student Forum". Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- ^ Statues Atop the Main Building UST Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ Lim-Pe (1973). pp 58-61.
- ^ Varsitarian holds 35th Pautakan The Varsitarian Website
- ^ SDP History accessed may 15, 2012
- ^ Paskuhan 1991 The Varsitarian Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ UST Singers UST Singers Website Accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ Freshmen to be initiated The Varsitarian Website accessed may 15, 2012
- ^ AMV Accountancy History UST Website accessed May 15, 2012
- ^ a b UST to launch 400-day countdown for Quadricentennial on Friday, retrieved 31 December 2009
- ^ Formal Declaration of UST National Cultural Treasures University of Santo Tomas Museum Website accessed may 16, 2012
- ^ UST declared a national historical landmark GMA Network Website accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ UST’s Lumina Pandit exhibit opens The Manila Bulletin Website accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ UST set to open Quadricentennial Week The Varsitarian Website accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ ‘Quattromondial’: UST embraces birthright, destiny The Inquirer Website accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ Paris gives a toast to UST's Quadricentennial The Varsitarian Website accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ Reverence and revelry at UST’s Neo-Centennial GMA Network Website accessed May 16, 2012
- ^ Mahathir warns vs 'too much democracy' Rappler Website accessed October 23, 2012
- ^ Queen Sofia’s visit to reaffirm strong cultural ties Inquirer Lifestyle website accessed October 23, 2012
- ^ UST confers 'Honorary Professor' title upon H.E. Lech Walesa GMA News Online accessed March 3, 2013
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