Laureate Institutions


200,000+ students across 19 campuses

In Peru, we are transforming communities through service and innovation. Across our three institutions, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), and Cibertec, over 200,000 students are becoming agents of change – learning and serving each and every day.

On 19 campuses spread across the country, in Lima and beyond, Laureate students are not only earning a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, and specialized degrees, but also building a better world. With many of the top programs in the country, we are committed to growing Peru’s prosperous future.

UPC researchers generated more than 60 new patent applications in 2022
Cibertec is the second largest technical or vocational institute in Peru
UPC was named one of the top 3 Peruvian universities in 2024 by Times Higher Education

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)

Since 1994, UPC has been a leader in sparking creativity and innovation. With a diverse student body of over 65,000 across four campuses, the university is on a mission to groom a new generation leaders who will shape Peru's future.

Offering a broad range of academic programs, including 56 undergraduate and 30+ postgraduate programs, UPC is dedicated to helping students thrive personally and professionally. And it has succeeded in that quest, with a top-three ranking among Peruvian universities in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, a ISO 26000 Social Responsibility certification, and recognition as one of Peru's most sustainable universities by MERCO ESG.

In 2016, UPC made history as the first and only Peruvian university to achieve a 10-year accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission. This prestigious recognition, shared with institutions like Stanford and UC Berkeley, underscores UPC's unwavering dedication to providing top-tier education.

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Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN)

Since 1994, UPN has been building futures at its campuses in Trujillo, Cajamarca, and Lima – and in the lives of its graduates far past graduation. With over 4,500 staff, 110,000 students, and 50,000 alumni, UPN is a bustling and growing community. Even more impressive is that 90% of graduates secure jobs in their fields after earning their diploma.

UPN is all about turning students into professionals. Top faculty bring real-world experience into the classroom, and curriculum places dual emphasis on meeting market needs and instilling a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility. The result: a uniquely qualified student body ready to lead in a changing economy.

UPN’s commitment to sustainability runs deep, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and led by proven and talented leadership. Even in a university community the size of a small city, everything is driven by three fundamental pillars: Education and Inclusion, Social Connection, and Sustainable Management.

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Cibertec has been providing best-in-the-market training in IT, management, design, communications, industrial technology, and other growing fields for more than four decades. Home to over 20,000 students across seven modern campuses, Cibertec specializes in preparing students to thrive in (and create) the economy of tomorrow.

According to a recent Ipsos survey, Cibertec is advancing towards this goal, emerging as the top choice for IT studies in Peru. The school’s unwavering focus on educational quality, service excellence, and technological integration probably has something to do with it.

Students at Cibertec also benefit from the Laureate network through an exclusive partnership with UPC, which provides access to courses and resources to further enhance an already industry-leading degree.

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