Peruvian Union University

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Union Peruvian University
Universidad Peruana Unión
Motto educat huic vitae et aeternitate
Type Private
Established 1919
Affiliation Seventh-day Adventist Church
Chairman Edward Heidinger
Vice-Chancellor Víctor Choroco
Rector Maximina Contreras
Students approx. 8,000
Location Chosica,Lima, Peru
Campus Rural, 600 acres (2.4 km2)

Peruvian Union University (Spanish: Universidad Peruana Unión) is a Seventh-day Adventist university in Lima, Peru. It is the second largest of ten Adventist universities in South America. Its acronym is "UPeU". It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.[1][2][3][4] Founded in 1919 as Instituto Industrial in Miraflores, Lima, it was the first higher education facility started by Seventh-day Adventists in Peru.


Peruvian Union University is at km 19.5, Carretera Central, Ñaña, Lima, Perú.


The university is made up of five schools/colleges, offering a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Faculty of Business[edit]

  • Business Administration and International Businesses
  • Marketing and International Business
  • Accounting and Finances
  • Business Informatics
  • Accounting and Tax Management
  • Management Assistance
  • Bilingual Management Assistance
  • Ecotourism

Faculty of Health Sciences[edit]

  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences and Education[edit]

  • Communication Sciences
  • Initial Education and Childcare
  • Primary Education
  • Math Education and Informatics
  • Musical Education and Arts
  • Linguistic Education and English

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture[edit]

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Faculty of Theology[edit]

  • Theology

Study abroad opportunities[edit]

Andrews University co-sponsors Adventist Colleges Abroad, a program in which qualified students study overseas while completing requirements for graduation at Andrews. This language and cultural immersion is available in nine locations: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and Taiwan. Undergraduate students may also study abroad in the Andrews University Year in England at Newbold College. Affiliation and Extension Programs are offered in Chile, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, Nigeria, England, Italy, Romania, Russia, Lebanon, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

See also[edit]


  1. ^"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
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  3. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 

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Coordinates: 11°59′24″S 76°50′29″W / 11.9899°S 76.8413°W / -11.9899; -76.8413