Los Andes Peruvian University

The Los Andes Peruvian University (UPLA) (Spanish: Universidad Peruana Los Andes) is an educational institution created on December 30, 1983 (Law Nº 23.757). The main campus is situated in Huancayo, Perú. It is one of the most prosperous [3] universities in the central region of the country. It is named after the Andes mountains, which surround the city of Huancayo.

"Los Andes" Peruvian University
Universidad Peruana "Los Andes"
Los Andes Peruvian University logo.png
Seal of "Los Andes" Peruvian University, Huancayo
MottoSpanish: Hacia la Excelencia Académica
Motto in English
Towards Academic Excellency
TypePrivate
Established1983
ChancellorDr. José Castillo Custodio
Undergraduates17 800 [1]
Location,
CampusUrban
Locations7 campuses & learning centers, online[2]
Colours     Blue
     White
AffiliationsAsamblea Nacional de Rectores
Websiteupla.edu

HistoryEdit

At its inception in 1983, the university offered courses in the four areas of study most relevant and important to the region: Industrial Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Business Management and Technology Education. On June 23, 1987 a Complementary Law Nº 24697 Civil Engineering was added to the program of studies. More recently, new faculties have been established with a view to affording opportunities in new professional careers. Some of the original faculties have been upgraded, in accordance with technological and social requirements and in keeping with current innovations in tertiary education. These were authorized by Asamblea Nacional de Rectores, an institution which governs universities in Peru, with Resolution Nº 446-ANR-93 and Asamblea Universitaria Resolution Nº 001-93-AU on December 8, 1993.

OrganizationEdit

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Health Science
    • UPLA Pharmacy and Biochemistry
    • UPLA Veterinary Medicine
    • UPLA Obstetrics
    • UPLA Dental Medicine
    • UPLA Optometry
    • UPLA Psychology
    • UPLA Nursing
    • UPLA Human Nutrition
    • UPLA Medical Technology
  • Faculty of Business Science and Accountancy
    • UPLA Accountancy and Finance
    • UPLA Management and Systems
  • Faculty of Law
 
The Faculty of Medicine in Chorrillos - Huancayo.
  • Faculty of Education
    • UPLA Initial Education
    • UPLA Primary Education
    • UPLA Secondary Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
    • UPLA Computer and Systems Engineering
    • UPLA Civil Engineering
    • UPLA Architecture
    • UPLA Industrial Engineering
 
The Library in Chorrillos - Huancayo.

University, Industry and SocietyEdit

IndustryEdit

In 1973 in Junín Region - Concepción, with the cooperation of Federal Republic of Germany, a milk plant was created. It was named "Fongal Centro". Today it is called The Milk Plant of Mantaro - PLEMSA and is part of Los Andes Peruvian University. It produces pasteurized milk, double and triple cream cheese, fresh cheese, yogurt and butter[4] by professionals and students (who make theirs using practice-based professional learning).[5]

AthleticsEdit

The University hosted its first marathon, the UPLA International Marathon, in 2008.[6] Participants in this event include athletes from the surrounding regions as well as visiting athletes from other countries.

AlumniEdit

Many of UPLA's alumni have had considerable success in scientific research, public service, education, and business. Recently Inés Melchor has become recognized as a long-distance runner and lawyer.

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "UPLA in number" Planning office", Retrieved on 2008-12-21 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "UPLA Campus Locations". Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  3. ^ "Daily Correo" Archived 2007-06-12 at the Wayback Machine a distinction as "The Excellents 2006", Retrieved on 2007-05-13 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "La cooperación internacional y desarrollo de la ganadería lechera en el Perú", Proyectos y programas de la cooperación en ganadería lechera", retrieved on 2007-12-02
  5. ^ "Unidad de Producción Planta Lechera Mantaro". UPLA Rumbo a la acreditación 2007 internacional. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
  6. ^ "Alcandes participan en la maratón UPLA" Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine, Maraton Internacional Bodas de Plata, Retrieved on 2009-11-05

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Coordinates: 12°02′29″S 75°11′29″W / 12.04139°S 75.19139°W / -12.04139; -75.19139