University of Lima

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Not be confused with the National University of San Marcos, known colloquially as the "University of Lima' from 1551 until 1946.
University of Lima
Universidad de Lima
Motto Scientia et praxis
Established April 25, 1962 (1962-04-25)
Type Private
Rector Óscar Quezada Macchiavello
Academic staff
Students 14,000
Postgraduates 3,200
Location Lima, Peru
Affiliations UDUAL, COLUMBUS, Consorcio de Universidades

The University of Lima (Spanish: Universidad de Lima) is a private university in Lima, the capital of Peru. It was founded in 1962. The decision to create the University of Lima was made in the early 1960s by a group of university professors, along with important commerce and industry representatives. It was after two years of effort that they managed to start it. It officially started operating the 25th of April 1962. At the beginning only accounted with 120 students in a small campus in the Jesús María District. Due to the university's quick growth, the campus in the Monterrico area of Surco was inaugurated to serve the university's space needs.

Today, the University of Lima has 14,000 students, eleven majors, a postgraduate school, a general studies program and a scientific research institute, along with many services for students, faculty, and the community at large.

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