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National University of San Marcos

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The National University of San Marcos (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, UNMSM) is the most important and respected higher-education institution in Peru. It consistently ranks among the top two universities in the country. Its main campus, the University City, is located in Lima. It was chartered on May 12, 1551 by a royal decree signed by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, which makes it the oldest officially established university in the Americas and, as such, one of the oldest universities in the world. San Marcos has 60 academic-professional schools, organized into 20 faculties, and 6 academic areas. All the faculties offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. The student body consists of over 30,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students from all the country, as well as some international students. The university has a number of public institutions under its government such as the San Marcos Cultural Center and the Museum of Natural History of Lima.

San Marcos' prestige in Latin America mainly arises from its renowned faculty and alumni. It is the only university in Peru with a Nobel Prize laureate among its alumni: Mario Vargas Llosa (Literature). San Marcos is also recognized for the quality of its curricular contents, its very competitive admission process, as well as for being a leading center of scientific research. Several Peruvian and Latin American influential thinkers, researchers, scientists, politicians and writers have studied there, which underscores San Marcos' leading role as an educational institution in the history of Peru and the world.
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Raúl Porras Barrenechea Institute, National University of San Marcos

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The Raúl Porras Barrenechea Institute of the National University of San Marcos (IRPB-UNMSM) was founded in 1964 by the University of San Marcos in honor of the distinguished alum, Peruvian historian and diplomat Raúl Porras Barrenechea. The institute acts as a Center for Higher Studies and Peruvian Research, developing and promoting research mainly related to the areas of humanities, arts and social sciences. To this end, the institute offers researchers and the general public a library specialized in the mentioned fields.

The institute also is responsible for the Historic house museum Raúl Porras Barrenechea, a building declared a "Historical and Artistic Monument" and "Cultural heritage of Peru" in 1980. The location preserves and permanently exhibits works of art, furniture, paintings, sculptures, photographs, family and personal memories of Porras Barrenechea; the Archivo Porras; and the museum of Peruvian writers. It is located in the Miraflores district and is a neighbor of the historic house museum Ricardo Palma, which allows it to develop fully the purpose for which it was founded, being one of the centers of the cultural activity in the country. The house-museum is also the final and most important point of the Literary Route "Mario Vargas Llosa", one of the winners of the international competition Walking Visionaires Awards organized by Walk21Vienna in 2015.

The building of the current institute has been for decades one of the leading intellectual lights of Lima, both during the life and after the death of professor Porras Barrenechea. Among the Peruvian intellectuals who have had a significant connection with the house of Porras Barrenechea are: Mario Vargas Llosa, Pablo Macera, Carlos Araníbar, Luis Jaime Cisneros, Hugo Neira, Jorge Basadre, Raúl Ferrero Rebagliati, Félix Álvarez Brun, Jorge Puccinelli, Carlos Alzamora, Miguel Maticorena, René Hooper, Antonio Garrido Aranda, Emilio Vásquez, Luis Loayza, and María Rostworowski.
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National University of San Marcos

San MiguelCultural Studies History

The National University of San Marcos (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, UNMSM) is the most important and respected higher-education institution in Peru. It consistently ranks among the top two universities in the country. Its main campus, the University City, is located in Lima. It was chartered on May 12, 1551 by a royal decree signed by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, which makes it the oldest officially established university in the Americas and, as such, one of the oldest universities in the world. San Marcos has 60 academic-professional schools, organized into 20 faculties, and 6 academic areas. All the faculties offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. The student body consists of over 30,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students from all the country, as well as some international students. The university has a number of public institutions under its government such as the San Marcos Cultural Center and the Museum of Natural History of Lima.

San Marcos' prestige in Latin America mainly arises from its renowned faculty and alumni. It is the only university in Peru with a Nobel Prize laureate among its alumni: Mario Vargas Llosa (Literature). San Marcos is also recognized for the quality of its curricular contents, its very competitive admission process, as well as for being a leading center of scientific research. Several Peruvian and Latin American influential thinkers, researchers, scientists, politicians and writers have studied there, which underscores San Marcos' leading role as an educational institution in the history of Peru and the world.
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National University of Engineering

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The National University of Engineering (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, UNI) is a public engineering and science university located in the Rímac District of Lima, Peru.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga National University

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San Luis Gonzaga National University (Spanish: Universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga) in Ica, Peru is a scientific, technological, modern, democratic and humanistic community that raises the values and credits to top quality levels in academic and administrative management, contributing to the effective economic, social and cultural development of the province and country.

It was created in the city of Ica, to 300 km approx. to the south of the capital, Lima.

The San Luis Gonzaga National University is established due to concerns of the town of Ica, that it demanded an institution of superior studies for those that had professional aspirations.

On December 20, 1955, after many unexpected delays, San Luis Gonzaga created the "National University of Ica", by law Nº12495. It was managed by the then senator of Ica, Don Felix Temistocles Rocha Rebatta, during the Government of General Manuel Odría; producing in the town of Ica one of his greater points of pride. After five years, the town felt offended, since the university did not carry out its intentions, making excuses of budgetary character, and even a proposal for the cancellation of the law Nº21495 on the part of the House of Representatives.

Many groups participated in the fight to make the operation of the University a reality, such as the Departmental Civic Front of Ica, the Union of Primary Teachers of Ica, the Association of Ex-Sanluisanos of the Nocturnal one, Bigheaded the Víctor Rock Pacheco and the Committee Pro Operation. Additionally, they were joined by the Association of Parents of Family of the G.U.E. "San Luis Gonzaga", the Junior Camera, the Rotary Club, the Social Union of Ica, the Club of Lions, etc.

After many requests and misfortunes, on February 18, 1961, a historical and significant date for the town of Ica, the Organizing Commission of the University in the premises of the library of the G.U.E formed. "San Luis Gonzaga", presided over by the Dr. Manuel Beltroy, and integrated by Luis Felipe Ricci Bohórquez, Oscar Escate Fields, Otto Cockburn Alvarado, Atilio Nieri Boggiano, Carlos Luján Castillo and Lorenzo Pezzia Assereto; officially opened for operation, a fact that made possible by means of Ministerial Resolution Nº 137 on the 18 of February 1961.

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