Universidad de Lima

Year of foundation: 1962
Approx. number of students: approx. 20,000
MCI partner since: 2020

The City

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The city is considered as the political, cultural, financial and commercial center of the country. Internationally, it is one of the thirty most populated urban agglomerations in the world with a population of approx. 8,852,000 inhabitants. Due to its geostrategic importance, it has been defined as a "beta" city.
Strongly influenced by European, Andean, African and Asian culture, Lima is a melting pot, due to colonization, immigration and indigenous influences. The Historic Centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

The University

The University of Lima is a private nonprofit university in Lima, Peru. Founded in 1962, it is considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Peru. It has over 20,000 students, 13 majors, a postgraduate school, a general studies program and a scientific research institute, along with many services for students, faculty, and the community at large.