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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

Location

Campus San Martin, San Martin Peru

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

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67Postgraduate programs

International

110International students

Scholarship

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About Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

The history of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia is closely linked to the development of medicine, science research in Peru. Its foundation, in 1961, originated when an important group of professors with extensive experience in the teaching of medicine of the University of more prestige until then in the country, had the vision to create a college with high academic demands, contributing to the research in health and life sciences in the country and the world. These doctors visionaries, created the Medical Union of Teachers Cayetano Heredia on 25 July 1961, to begin to operate in the premises of the National Academy of Medicine.

From these initial steps, it was apparent that the support that the international community and the local gave to the founders, in the formation of a new study center for health sciences. The support of the local community is made tangible with the creation of an Economic Board of Trustees chaired by Mr. Enrique Ayulo Pardo. Two months after arduous and incessant work of members of the Union, the Peruvian Government, dated 22 September 1961, formalized the creation of the University of Medical and Biological Sciences, a name that would change after by the current.

In our various campus, in La Molina, Miraflores, San Martin de Porres, San Isidro and, in the future, Santa Maria, are distributed research and development laboratories in the country, the virtual library on health and life sciences, most up-to-date of South America, four medical, dental clinics, and graduate students and Veterinary Medicine; but in addition we encourage our students' contact with the world through more than 200 international conventions with the best universities and institutes at the national level, the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia has managed to publish the largest number of scientific papers in the last 12 years, and has received countless awards and recognition through their teachers and Students.

With over 31, 000 “Heredians” (Cayetano Heredia students), including both students and graduates, as well as over 1, 200 highly qualified teachers, we are acknowledged as Peru’s most important university institution offering training and research in the health and life sciences and in education. More than 54 years’ experience in Peru and countless acknowledgments, both domestically and abroad, back up this assertion and enable us to offer our students important agreements with renowned national and international institutions, many of which are strategic allies in our quest for new knowledge.  

The University has 8 faculties:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Stomatology
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Public Health and Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry

About Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

The history of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia is closely linked to the development of medicine, science research in Peru. Its foundation, in 1961, originated when an important group of professors with extensive experience in the teaching of medicine of the University of more prestige until then in the country, had the vision to create a college with high academic demands, contributing to the research in health and life sciences in the country and the world. These doctors visionaries, created the Medical Union of Teachers Cayetano Heredia on 25 July 1961, to begin to operate in the premises of the National Academy of Medicine.

From these initial steps, it was apparent that the support that the international community and the local gave to the founders, in the formation of a new study center for health sciences. The support of the local community is made tangible with the creation of an Economic Board of Trustees chaired by Mr. Enrique Ayulo Pardo. Two months after arduous and incessant work of members of the Union, the Peruvian Government, dated 22 September 1961, formalized the creation of the University of Medical and Biological Sciences, a name that would change after by the current.

In our various campus, in La Molina, Miraflores, San Martin de Porres, San Isidro and, in the future, Santa Maria, are distributed research and development laboratories in the country, the virtual library on health and life sciences, most up-to-date of South America, four medical, dental clinics, and graduate students and Veterinary Medicine; but in addition we encourage our students' contact with the world through more than 200 international conventions with the best universities and institutes at the national level, the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia has managed to publish the largest number of scientific papers in the last 12 years, and has received countless awards and recognition through their teachers and Students.

With over 31, 000 “Heredians” (Cayetano Heredia students), including both students and graduates, as well as over 1, 200 highly qualified teachers, we are acknowledged as Peru’s most important university institution offering training and research in the health and life sciences and in education. More than 54 years’ experience in Peru and countless acknowledgments, both domestically and abroad, back up this assertion and enable us to offer our students important agreements with renowned national and international institutions, many of which are strategic allies in our quest for new knowledge.  

The University has 8 faculties:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Stomatology
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Public Health and Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry

Available programs

A GRADUATE SCHOOL WITH HIGH-LEVEL SPECIALIZATION 

“Víctor Alzamora Castro” Graduate School of the Peruvian Cayetano Heredia University is the place where university teachers come to meet top-level academic and scientific research. The Graduate School offers academic and professional training in Master’s and PhD programs in various fields of education and the health, life and environmental sciences. There, teaching knowledge is imparted in interdisciplinary advanced specialization studies, as well as scientific research. The purpose of this training is to provide graduates with the skills required to excel in the performance of their work. 

Postgraduate Studies at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia is the meeting place of the university teaching with academic and scientific research at the highest level. The Graduate School offers an academic and professional training in Master's and Doctoral programs of the different faculties that develop, jointly, the teaching of advanced studies, generally of an interdisciplinary nature, and scientific research. This training aims to provide the graduate a high performance capability in the exercise professional specialized in the research and teaching.

Our institution, recognized for excellence in academic research and innovation, with international accreditation to the academic quality and with state-of-the-art facilities for research in the different institutes, clinics, centers and departments, where a community of teachers and researchers of recognized academic, scientific research and clinics in active collaboration with researchers from prestigious foreign institutions. Our University contributes through the postgraduate research in human development, social, economic and technological development of our country. We invite you to be part of our University Community Herediana where you will find opportunities for personal and professional development in a vibrant atmosphere of creation humanistic, intellectual and scientific.


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Rankings & ratings

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is one of the top private universities in San Martin, Peru. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    #651-700
  • 2015
    #601-650
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #701-750
  • 2022
    #651-700
  • 2023
    #651-700
  • 2024
    #951-1000
  • 2025
    #1001-1200

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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) basic Private Very High 10 yes 110 M 2699