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University of Piura
Universidad de Piura
ETS building
Other name
Universitas Studiorum Piurensis
Motto in English
The universal study of knowledge in Piura
TypePrivate university
EstablishedApril 7, 1969 (54 years ago) (1969-04-07)
ChancellorFernando Ocáriz Braña
Vice-ChancellorÁngel Gómez-Hortigüela
RectorAntonio Abruña Puyol
FounderJosemaría Escrivá
Students10,170 (2017)
Piura: Av. Ramón Mugica 131, Urb. San Eduardo
Lima: Av. Mártir Olaya 162, Miraflores
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5°10′36″S 80°38′05″W / 5.17669230°S 80.63464340°W / -5.17669230; -80.63464340
Vice RectorsCésar Calvo
Alejandro Fontana
Susana Vegas
Colors  Gray
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The University of Piura (Spanish: Universidad de Piura; "UDEP") is a private university in Peru. It has two campuses, the main one is in Piura, while a more recently built one is located in the Miraflores District of Lima.

In 1964, Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, at a meeting with professors from the University of Navarra in Spain, decided to create a new university. It was founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer and in 1969, it was officially recognized as a university.


Piura Piura is the location of UDEP's main Campus, extending over 130 hectares. More than half of the land is reclaimed desert. It is reforested with mesquite trees where squirrels, deer, foxes, peacocks, lizards and different kinds of birds abound. Construction of the Piura Campus started in the late 1960s, with much of its infrastructure financed by international support from the Italian, Spanish, German and Canadian governments.[citation needed]

Lima UDEP has two campuses in Lima. The undergraduate students is located in the center of the Miraflores District, a picturesque suburban region of Lima on the Pacific coast. The graduate campus for Business Management is located in the district Surco of Lima. Its MBA is recognized as one of the top programs in Peru.[citation needed]

Academic areas

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School of Medicine

School of Economics and Business

School of Engineering

School of Communication

School of Law

School of Humanities

School of Educational Sciences

See also