Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas Becomes First and Only Peruvian 4-Star University in QS Ranking

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) has become the first and only Peruvian university to achieve a 4-star rating in the prestigious international QS Stars University Ratings. This score, out of a possible five stars, recognizes UPC as an institution that meets the highest standards of global academic excellence in areas such as research, faculty, inclusion, and social responsibility. UPC becomes one of only six universities in Latin America to achieve a four-star rating.

The university community celebrated this milestone with a special ceremony held in UPC Campus Villa attended by institutional, industry, and government leaders, including Education Minister Daniel Alfaro Paredes and Javier Diaz, Director of Accreditation of SINEACE, the government organization in charge of evaluation, accreditation, and certification of quality in higher education.

“Throughout our first 24 years, UPC has made constant contributions to transforming higher education in Peru, offering innovative high-quality education with a global mindset,” said UPC Rector Edward Roekaert. “During this journey, we have not only been very demanding of our students and faculty, but of ourselves through our culture of self-assessment and continuous improvement.”

This rating is a milestone and represents a valuable contribution to raising the quality of the Peruvian educational system. In this way, UPC shares the highest standards of academic excellence with world-class universities, reaffirming its commitment to the culture of self-assessment and continuous improvement, and the training of professionals with a global mindset.

“The achievement we celebrate today does not mean that we have reached our destination. On the contrary, it marks the beginning of a journey and reinforces our commitment to achieving the vision we have set for ourselves: to be leaders in higher education because of our academic excellence, innovation and international reach,”

said Marisol Suárez, UPC President and CEO.