| Share

San Marcos, University of

San Marcos, University of, at Lima, Peru; the first university in South America; founded 1551 by the Spanish king Charles I (Holy Roman Emperor Charles V) and recognized by papal bull in 1571; closed at the time of the establishment of the republic of Peru and reinaugurated in 1861. It has programs in linguistics, literature, and philology; philosophy, psychology, and art; education; medicine; pharmacy and biochemistry; dentistry; veterinary science; nutrition; chemistry and chemical engineering; mathematics and physics; engineering; metallurgy; geology and geography; biology; social science; law and political science; administration; accountancy; and economics. The National School of Librarianship and Information Science is affiliated.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on San Marcos University of from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Colleges, International

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring