National University of Engineering

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National University of Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
Seal of the National University of Engineering
Motto Scientia et labor
Type Public University
Established 1876
Rector Ph.D. Jorge Elias Alva Hurtado
Academic staff
Undergraduates 10,552[1]
Postgraduates 1,000
Location Rímac, Lima, Lima, Peru
Campus Urban

The National University of Engineering (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, UNI) is a public engineering and science university located in the Rímac District of Lima, Peru.


The National University of Engineering was founded in 1876 by the Polish engineer Edward Jan Habich as the School of Civil Constructions and Mining Engineers (Spanish: Escuela de Ingenieros de Construcciones Civiles y de Minas), but has traditionally been known as School of Engineers (Escuela de Ingenieros). At the time of its foundation, there was a growing demand for engineers in Peru due to the rapid development of mining and communications.

Today, the National University of Engineering is widely regarded as the foremost science and technology oriented university in Perú, many of its alumni occupying today positions of leadership in the fields of Industry, Academia and Government.


UNI is organized into eleven faculties which contain twenty-seven academic departments. It is a university polarized around science, engineering, and the arts. Most of the academic departments offer a wide variety of engineering specialties, including Industrial, Mechanic, Mechatronic, Electronic Engineering, and other innovative fields more related to the Social Sciences such as Economic Engineering.

School Department
Architecture, Urbanism and Arts Department Architecture
Science Department Physics
Physics Engineering
Computer Science
Environmental Engineering Department Sanitary Engineering
Hygiene and Industrial Safety Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering Department Civil Engineering
Economics Engineering and Social Sciences Department Economics Engineering
Statistics Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department Geological Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department Industrial Engineering
Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department Mechanical Engineering
Mechanic-Electrical Engineering
Naval Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Petroleum Engineering and Natural Gas Department Petroleum Engineering
Petro-chemical Engineering
Chemical and Textile Engineering Department Chemical Engineering
Textile Engineering


Current admission is highly competitive, with 20 applicants per vacancy in the most demanding fields such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering.[2]

UNI is widely known for being rigorous, demanding great focus and effort from its students. Given the competition level to be accepted to the National University of Engineering and its highly demanding curricula, the university is commonly acknowledged as the most difficult to attend in the whole country. This has given UNI students recognition among Peruvians, but it has also created an imbalance sometimes regarding GPA's as compared to other schools, those of UNI's students being in some occasions lower due to the difficulty level being harder.

Notable alumni[edit]

Among former renowned professors and students are:


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Oficina de Registro Central y Estadística de la UNI, Student population statistics. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Oficina Central de Admisión de la UNI, 2007-I qualifying examination statistics Archived 2008-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
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  5. ^ "IBM Research People and Projects". 25 July 2016. 


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Coordinates: 12°01′11″S 77°02′55″W / 12.01972°S 77.04861°W / -12.01972; -77.04861