National University of Engineering
|National University of Engineering|
|Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería|
|Seal of the National University of Engineering|
|Motto:||Scientia et labor|
|Rector:||Aurelio Padilla Rios|
The National University of Engineering (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, UNI) is a public engineering and science university located in Lima, Peru. It consists of eleven faculties, containing 26 undergraduate schools, all of them within the field of architecture, engineering and science.
It was founded in 1876 by the Polish engineer Edward Jan Habich as the School of Civil Constructions and Mining Engineers (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.
Current admission is highly competitive, with 10 applicants per vacancy in the most demanding fields such as civil engineering, systems engineering, industrial engineering and mechatronics engineering. UNI is widely known for being rigorous, demanding great focus and effort from its students.
UNI is organized into eleven faculties which contain twenty-six academic departments. It's a university polarized around science, engineering, and the arts. Most of the academic departments offer a wide variety of engineering especialities including hygiene and industrial security engineering, naval engineering and economics engineering.
|Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Arts||Architecture|
|Faculty of Science||Physics|
|Faculty of Environmental Engineering||Sanitary Engineering|
|Hygiene and Industrial Security Engineering|
|Faculty of Civil Engineering||Civil Engineering|
|Faculty of Economics Engineering and Social Sciences||Economics Engineering|
|Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|Faculty of Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering||Geological Engineering|
|Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering||Industrial Engineering|
|Faculty of Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering|
|Faculty of Petroleum Engineering and Natural Gas||Petroleum Engineering|
|Faculty of Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering||Chemical Engineering|
Outstanding former alumni
Among former renowned professors and students are:
- Alberto Benavides de La Quintana. Mining Engineer, 1941. Master of Science in Geology at Harvard University. Founder of [Compañía de Minas Buenaventura http://www.buenaventura.com.pe/]. Has been chairman of several institutions as Sociedad Geológica del Perú (Peruvian Geological Society)(1961 - 1963 and 1974-1975), Instituto Científico Tecnológico Minero (1975–1976) (Mining Technology Scientific Institute), INGEMMET (1980–1985), Banco Central de Reserva del Perú (Peru Central Reserve Bank), COFIDE.
- Francisco Sagasti, former Planning manager at the World Bank. Former President of the Consultive Council of Science and Technology for Development in the United Nations., visiting professor of the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. 
- Ronald Woodman Pollit, physicist, executive president of Instituto Geofísico del Perú. Woodman is a winner of the Appleton prize for "major contributions and leadership in the radar studies of the ionospheric and neutral atmosphere". Besides his many contributions to equatorial incoherent scatter science, he created the entire field of mesosphere, stratosphere and troposphere wind profile measurements with VHF radars. His distinguished career has spanned leadership assignments in a number of universities and scientific institutions around the world. He has been a mentor to a number of distinguished Peruvian scientists and a leader in promoting investment in science and technology in Peru. 
- Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos, founder of [Grupo Apoyo http://www.apoyo.com/] -a Peruvian think tank-, former Rector of the Universidad del Pacifico and actual Ambassador of Peru in the United States of America
- Barton Zwiebach Cantor, string theorist, author of "A First Course in String Theory" and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also was awarded with the MIT School of Science 2003 Teaching Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Education 
- Mario R. Barbacci is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), he was the founding chairman of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 10.2 (Computer Descriptions and Tools) and has served as Vice-President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Computer Society, founding chairman of the Joint IEEE Computer Society/ACM Steering Committee for the Establishment of Software Engineering as a Profession. He was 1996 President of the IEEE Computer Society, 1998-1999 IEEE Division V Director, and IEEE Technical Activities Board Strategic Planning and Research Committee 2000-2002. Barbacci is the recipient of several IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Certificates, the ACM Recognition of Service Award, and the IFIP Silver Core Award. Barbacci received bachelor's and engineer's degrees in electrical engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, and a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University. 
- Pedro Medelius Olcese, an electrical engineer at Kennedy Space Center and a graduate of the University of Florida, recently was presented with NASA's Silver Snoopy Award for service to the Space Shuttle astronauts. 
- Enrique Ciriani, architect, he receives the Grand Prix National d'Architecture of France in 1983 and also the Arnold Brunner Memorial Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997.
- César Gonzales, an IBM Fellow at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center and also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an expert in digital image and video technologies having contributed to the development of the widely used MPEG-2 video compression standard. He also led the development of advanced semiconductor chips based on this standard which IBM sold in the digital TV broadcast and consumer electronics markets. 
- César Camacho Manco, mathematician, Director of Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics), the most important mathematical institution in Brazil. He solved the "separatrix theorem" a complex dynamical problem with 150 years without solution. 
- (Spanish) "Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería". History and general reference. http://www.uni.edu.pe/sitio/institucional/historia/. Retrieved May 25, 2005.