More than 33,000 students are enrolled at the three Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) campuses in Lima. Founded in 1994, UPC is ranked among the top private institutions of higher education in Peru. The school recently received authorization to open a medical school.
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Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas students earn undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in architecture, business, communications, economics, engineering, medicine and health sciences, hospitality management, law and psychology.
UPC’s working-adult bachelor’s and master’s programs in medicine are among its most highly regarded. In conjunction with Laureate International Universities network institutions, UPC offers such dual-degree programs as an MBA, master’s in business law and a master’s in project management.
The Peruvian Congress has authorized the university’s programs, and they hold the highest level of recognition in Peru.
UPC contributions to the community include a business plan competition for the disabled and the Creatividad Empresarial contest. UPC is ISO 26.000-certified and operates the YouthActionNet® Premio Protagonistas del Cambio UPC (Champions of Change)
program for social entrepreneurs in partnership with the International Youth Foundation and the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation.
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas ranks among the top private institutions of higher education in Peru, according to a study by the Handsearch consulting firm. UPC received the Marketing Hall of Fame Award in 2008.