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Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

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The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University), named after Blessed John XXIII's encyclical Mater et magistra, that is, Mother and Teacher, (also called PUCMM or PUCAMAYMA) is the first private, Roman Catholic, coeducational, university in the Dominican Republic. The university grants undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degrees through three campuses. Its main campus is in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, and it has smaller campus in Santo Domingo and an extension in Puerto Plata.

The university was established on September 9, 1962 and it has become one of the country's top institution of higher education. It has achieved several firsts, such as being the first to offer Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering. The institution is in charge of assigning the internet domains in the Dominican Republic. It also offers graduate level degrees and dual degrees with associated universities in the United States and France. Recently the university was recognized in Quacquarelli Symonds top Latin American universities 2012 by ranking in at 205 out of the top 250 universities in the region. The PUCMM School of Business also is the highest ranking school of business in the Dominican Republic followed by the School of Business of the UASD. This ranking was done by Eduniversal Rankings and their prestigious Palmes business school ranking. The PUCMM received the 2 Palmes ranking which represents a Good business school with regional influence.

Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino

The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino (St. Thomas Aquinas University) founded in 1538 in Santo Domingo, in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, present-day Dominican Republic, was the first institution of higher education in the western hemisphere. It ceased to operate in 1823.

Founded during the reign of Charles I of Spain, it was originally a seminary operated by Catholic monks of the Dominican Order. Later, the institution was reorganized as a university by a papal bull (In Apostulatus Culmine dated 28 October 1538 by Pope Paul III); however, it was not officially recognized by Royal Decree until 1558. It was then called Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino (University of Saint Thomas Aquinas).

The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino' was created by the Papal Bull In Apostolatus St Thomas Aquinas Culminates with the name of University, on October 28, 1538. With this act by Pope Paul III, it became the first university in the Western Hemisphere.

Prior to its conversion into a full university, the institution had been a Studium Generate (seminary), founded in 1518 and operated by the Dominican Order.

In its structure and purpose the new university was modeled after the University of Alcalá in the city of Henares, Spain. In this capacity it became a standard-bearer for the medieval ideology of the Spanish Conquest, and received royal recognition in 1558. In this royal decree, the university was given the name University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino).

It disappeared in 1823.

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