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Universidad Nacional de Trujillo

National University of Trujillo
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
Established May 10, 1824
Type Public University
Academic staff 12
Students 19,000
Location Trujillo, La Libertad,  Peru
Campus 35 ha

The National University of Trujillo (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de Trujillo) (UNT) is a major public university located in Trujillo, Peru, capital of the department of La Libertad. The university was founded by Simón Bolívar and José Faustino Sánchez Carrión, who met in Huamachuco; they signed the decree of foundation on May 10, 1824, before Peru's independence from Spain.[1] National University of Trujillo, was the first republican university founded in Peru.[2]

UNT has approximately 19,000 students in 12 academic faculties, making it one of the largest universities in the country. The current headmaster is Dr. Victor Carlos Sabana Gamarra.

The UNT is ranked as one of the best universities in Peru.


The National University of Trujillo is a Peruvian university located in the city of Trujillo, La Libertad Region in northern Peru whose acronym is UNT, was founded during the Republican era by General Simón Bolívar, who issued from his headquarters in the Huamachuco a decree founding the university in May 10, 1824, having as secretario Don José Faustino Sánchez Carrión. The first director was Don Carlos Pedemonte y Talavera and whose term begins on October 22, 1831. On 23 November 1831 the Government appointed as supreme patron of the University to St. Thomas and St. Rose of Lima, where it ran. The first colleges environments were inside the school founded by bishops El Salvador. The first classes were Dogmatic and Moral Theology, Canons and Laws, Anatomy and Medicine, Philosophy and Mathematics. The first academic degrees awarded by UNT were those of Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Laws and Sacred Canons. It adopts the College system starting in 1861. From Its classrooms exited the universal poet César Vallejo in 1916, the first political philosopher Antenor Orregoin 1928, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Eduardo González Viaña, Carlos Hugo Garrido Chalén, among others.

People related with UNT

People related with National University of Trujillo (UNT)
Poet Cesar Vallejo
called by Thomas Merton "the greatest universal poet since Dante", studied at National University of Trujillo
Maria Julia Mantilla
Miss World 2004, studied Education at UNT
Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre
Political leader, studied literature at UNT
Ciro Alegría
journalist, politician, and novelist
Antenor Orrego
Studied Philosophy at UNT
Eduardo González Viaña
Studied laws at UNT, he's a direct successor of the North Group


UNT is organized into 12 faculties which contain 35 professional academic schools.

Faculty Professional School
Faculty of Biological Sciences Biological Sciences
Microbiology and Parasitology
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry Pharmacy and Biochemistry
Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences Communication Sciences
Initial Education
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Faculty of Medicine Human Medicine
Faculty of Social Sciences Social Work
Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Physics
Computer Science
Statistics Engineering
Faculty of Economical Sciences Administration
Faculty of Law and Political Sciences Law and Political Sciences
Faculty of Engineering Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgic Engineering
Systems Engineering
Mines Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Faculty of Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Nursing Nursing
Faculty of Agropecuary Sciences Agroindustrial Engineering
Agricultural Engineering

Notable students

Among former renowned professors and students are:

  • César Vallejo, poet and journalist. Thomas Merton called him "the greatest universal poet since Dante". The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo "the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language." He also was leader of the cultural group in Trujillo city called Grupo Norte (Group North).
  • Abundio Sagástegui Alva, biologist. He has proposed about four new genus and 88 new species, based on Peruvian botanical diversity.
  • Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, political leader who founded the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) political movement. He is recognized as the most influential Peruvian political leader of the twentieth century and one of the most important Latin American political ideologues.
  • María Julia Mantilla García, Miss World 2004.
  • Carlos Hugo Garrido Chalén, writer and poet.
  • Eduardo González Viaña, writer and journalist.
  • Antenor Orrego, political philosopher.
  • Ciro Alegría, novelist, writer and journalist.
  • Cesar Acuña Peralta, political leader; he was founder of the party Alliance for Progress and also of USS-UCV-UA Consortium comprising the Cesar Vallejo University (UCV), Lord of Sipan University (USS) and the Autonomous University of Peru (UA). He is founder of Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo and in 2010 was elected a second time as mayor of Trujillo city.
  • Allan Wagner Tizón

See also

  • North Group

External links

  • Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Official Site


Coordinates: 8°06′53″S 79°02′19″W / 8.11472°S 79.03861°W / -8.11472; -79.03861

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