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.

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