National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco
|National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco|
|Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco|
|Rector:||José Artemio Olivares|
The National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco) (UNSAAC) is a public university in Cusco, Peru and one of the oldest in the country. Its foundation was first proposed on March 1, 1692, at the urging and support of Pope Innocent XII. The document in which Pope Innocent XII sponsored the founding of the univesirty was signed in Madrid, Spain by King Charles II on June 1, 1692, thus becoming Cusco's principal and oldest university. The university was authorized to confer the bachelors, licentiate, masters, and doctorate degrees.
It currently has 24 faculties with 37 professorial chairs and 29 academic departments.
- José Bustamante y Rivero - President of Peru 1945-1948
- Valentín Paniagua - Interim President of Peru after Alberto Fujimori resigned in November 2000
- "Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco -History and general reference". Official university site. http://www.unsaac.edu.pe/about_us/historia.php. Retrieved 2005. (in Spanish)
- Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco website
- History, Indians, and university reform in Cuzco
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