National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco

Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cuzco
Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco
TypePublic University
Established1692; 330 years ago (1692)
RectorVictor Raul Aguilar Callo
Students14,828
Postgraduates3,200
Location,
Websitewww.unsaac.edu.pe
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The National University of Saint Anthony the Abad in Cuzco (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco) (UNSAAC), also known as Saint Anthony University of Cusco or University of Cusco, 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 university 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.

UNSAAC consistently ranks among the top ten universities in the country. It currently has 24 faculties with 37 professorial chairs and 29 academic departments.

Alumni

Eponyms

UNSAAC is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of lizard, Proctoporus unsaacae,[2] which is endemic to Peru.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Vargas Sifuentes, José (10 June 2017). "La primera mujer jurista peruana" [The first Peruvian woman jurist]. El Peruano (in Spanish). Lima, Peru. Archived from the original on 19 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("UNSAAC", p. 270).
  3. ^ "Proctoporus unsaacae ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

External links

  • "Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco -History and general reference". Official university site. Archived from the original on April 7, 2006. Retrieved June 12, 2005. (in Spanish)
  • "Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco - Reseña Histórica". Official university site. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012. (in Spanish)

See also

External links

  • Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco website
  • History, Indians, and university reform in Cuzco

Coordinates: 13°31′12″S 71°57′28″W / 13.52000°S 71.95778°W / -13.52000; -71.95778



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