Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
|Pontifical Catholic University of Peru|
|Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú|
|Motto:||Et lux in tenebris lucet [And the light shone in the dark]|
|Type:||Private University, Roman Catholic|
|Rector:||Luis Guzmán Barrón Sobrevilla|
|Campus:||413.902 m2 (Urban setting)|
|Affiliations:||Consortium of Universities (www.consorcio.edu.pe)|
|Ranked best private university (Apoyo)|
Coordinates: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Spanish: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is a private university in Lima, Peru. It was founded in 1917 by F. Jorge Dintilhac SS.CC. as Peru's first non-profit private institution of higher learning.
The University received the title of "Pontificia" in 1942 given by Pope Pius XII. The University conferred the academic title of Doctor Honoris causa to the Pope Benedict XVI (cardinal Ratzinger, at that time) in 1986.
The Pontificia Universidad Católica began its academic activities in 1917 with two faculties: Letters and Laws. In 1933, when the university had more than 500 students, two new faculties were established: Engineering and Political and Economical Sciences. In 1935, the Education School appeared. Later, in 1939, the Academy of Catholic Art was founded having Adolf Winternitz as its director; this turned the PUCP into one of the very few universities offering the arts major in Perú even today. Development process of the university started in 1932, by the creation of new academic units.
Today, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú is a recognized private education institution. PUCP is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Roman Catholic Church. There are currently 17,000 undergraduate students who pursue 38 different specialties in 10 faculties . Its campus is located in the district of San Miguel.
This high-technology campus holds over four thousand (internet enabled) PCs; PUCP was the first Peruvian academic institution providing email in 1992 and the first Peruvian campus connected to the internet in February 1994, just when internet arrived in Peru. It also was the first Peruvian campus with an internal broadband network which, in terms of reliability and speed, can be compared with many universities in developed countries. The campus also features a wireless high-speed internet connection, called wifipucp', available to all members of the PUCP community.
Outside the campus, there are other facilities such as a language-learning center called IC(Idiomas Católica), a cultural center (CCPUCP) located in the San Isidro District. A business center featuring MBA programs, called CENTRUM, is also part of PUCP and is located in the Santiago de Surco district.
The McGregor complex is a brand new set of buildings in the University. While it is intended to be used in the teaching of doctorates and generally any postgraduate program, it is also used for the PAEE.
- Undergraduate: 16.315
- Postgraduates: 1.614
- Doctoral: 32
- Consortium: 3
- Aula Libre: 1
- Theatre (TUC): 46
- Special Diplommas: 87
- Special Studies: 50
- Alonso Cueto (1954-present) -novelist
- Washington Delgado (1927-2003) -poet
- Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1920-present) -diplomat
- Alan García Pérez (1949-present) -president of Peru
- 11 (1 Central Library (Edubank Building, UN Depositary ) & 10 Thematic Libraries)
- Books: 340.726
- Magazines: 185.656
- Documents: 64.968
- Journals: 777
- Audio Cassettes: 505
- CDs: 1.162
- Slides: 431
- Photographs: 2.104
- CD-Roms: 398
- DVDs: 46
- VHS: 3.192
- Maps: 2.425
- Microfilms: 79
- Transparencies: 7
- Electronic Journals: 169
- CDs: 1.730
- Other media(DBs, Magazines & Books): 335
- Thematic Software: 26