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About Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) is a private university located in Lima, Peru. It was founded on September 17, 1994, currently offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business, Engineering, Communications, Architecture, Health Sciences, Psychology, Law, Economics, Education, Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Contemporary Arts, and Translation and Interpretation.

UPC is licensed by SUNEDU, Peru´s national regulatory authority on education, being the first and only Peruvian university institutionally accredited by WASC, one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. In addition, UPC is the only Peruvian university accredited by SINEACE, Peru´s National System for Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification of Quality in Higher Education.

According to the 2021 MERCO ranking, UPC is the highest-ranking university in Peru. This ranking measures the overall reputation of an organization at national level. Additionally, UPC ranked for 8 consecutive years (2014 to 2021) first in internationalization according to the best Peruvian University Ranking of América Economía magazine, and for 5 years (2017 to 2021) ranked first in accreditation by América Economía magazine.

About Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) is a private university located in Lima, Peru. It was founded on September 17, 1994, currently offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business, Engineering, Communications, Architecture, Health Sciences, Psychology, Law, Economics, Education, Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Contemporary Arts, and Translation and Interpretation.

UPC is licensed by SUNEDU, Peru´s national regulatory authority on education, being the first and only Peruvian university institutionally accredited by WASC, one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. In addition, UPC is the only Peruvian university accredited by SINEACE, Peru´s National System for Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification of Quality in Higher Education.

According to the 2021 MERCO ranking, UPC is the highest-ranking university in Peru. This ranking measures the overall reputation of an organization at national level. Additionally, UPC ranked for 8 consecutive years (2014 to 2021) first in internationalization according to the best Peruvian University Ranking of América Economía magazine, and for 5 years (2017 to 2021) ranked first in accreditation by América Economía magazine.

University information

UPC is structured as a multi-campus system offering the same university experience in its 4 locations:

Each campus is specially designed to meet the needs of all the 51 majors it offers. In addition, UPC provides students with specialized laboratories and studios, auditoriums and state-of-the-art classrooms, face-to-face and virtual training and counseling, as well as access to digital databases containing books and magazines and to video classes online.

UPC offers a differentiated education for the self-demanding student who seeks to innovate in order to be a successful professional in a globalized world through the Digital Teaching-Learning Experience (EEAD), a case-based, hands-on approach to teaching supported by technologies in a fully digital environment.

UPC´s University Health Center:

Within its 2,200 m 2 of modern and specialized infrastructure in its Villa Campus, UPC´s University Health Center provides services in Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Psychology to the community in general (students, administrators and the public).

Veterinary Medical Center:

Located in the Villa Campus, this modern space is designed with a functional approach to offer outpatient consultation services, suitable supplementary services and a surgical center with two operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, thus offering students from the School of Veterinary Medicine a learning environment. Pets are professionally taken care of; students participate and contribute to the diagnoses by assisting the veterinary staff while they do check-ups, provide treatment and/or perform potential surgical procedures.

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Student life

Sports activities:

The academic training that we instill in our students goes along with sports excellence. Our campuses are provided with a gym and multi-sports slabs.

Each semester more than 750 students prove that thoroughness is part of the university's DNA. Through tryouts for sports teams, our students can be part of any of the following teams:  

  • Athletics
  • Chess
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Futsal
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Weightlifting
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Taekwondo
  • Table tennis
  • Shooting sports
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu

Psychological pedagogy support:


We support our students in their adjustment process to the university system. As part of the educational counseling, counselors and students agree on two to five personal and academic goals to be achieved during the semester, and on the follow-up frequency.

Our graduates are outstanding professionals in the labor market. In Peru, UPC is the university having the largest number of programs leading to the highest salaries

 

UPC graduates enjoy nationwide the highest average income (salary) in the market on 20 specialized careers:

 

  1. Systems Engineering
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Economy and Finance
  4. International Business and Economics
  5. Banking and Finance Administration
  6. Business Administration and Management
  7. Administration and Human Resources
  8. Education and Learning Management
  9. Administration and Marketing
  10. International Business Administration
  11. Audiovisual Communication and Interactive Media
  12. Communication and Business Image
  13. Communication and Marketing
  14. Communication and Journalism
  15. Communication and Advertising
  16. Gastronomy and Culinary Management
  17. Hospitality and Administration
  18. Tourism and Administration
  19. Professional Interior Design
  20. Fashion Design and Management

  (Source: Portal www.ponteencarrera.pe, developed by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion and IPAE)

 

According to UPC´s Graduate Employability Study - IPSOS Peru 2020, 8 out of 10 UPC graduates are employed and 94 % are working in a field related to the degree they studied. Similarly, UPC graduates have a job placement average of 1.9 months after completing their studies.

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Rankings & ratings

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas is one of the top private universities in Monterrico, Peru. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2020
    #1001+
  • 2021
    #1001+
  • 2022
    #1001-1200
  • 2023
    #1001-1200

Ranking criteria

9.2
Academic Reputation
29.3
Employer Reputation
4
Faculty Student Ratio
1.1
Citations per Faculty
14.4
International Faculty Ratio
2.1
International Students Ratio
5.3
International Research Network
17.1
Employment Outcomes
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Available programs

The Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) offers 51 programs designed to meet the needs of the current labor market and according to labor trends in the future, with a sound focus on management in order to guarantee training professionals with competitive skills and an innovative approach.

UPCGraduate School has a commitment to continuous professional development of its executive members and specialized professionals. For this reason, it offers a unique education that builds trustworthy leaders who are able to innovate and transform their respective fields and sectors while adding value into society at a time of significant global changes. EPT has been a pioneer in digital education for over 13 years at post-graduate level in the country.

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