Challenge

Challenge

Challenge is part of UPC’s DNA. It is based on its students’ education, so they can become the professionals who will lead the transformation of the country.

Just as it challenges its students, UPC challenges itself to achieve excellence.

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

UPC is the only Peruvian university institutionally accredited by WASC of the United States. Further information here.

National and international programmatic accreditations that validate our programs’ academic quality:

 

Further information here.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification

For the design, development and academic processes of all Undergraduate and Working Adult (EPE) academic programs, and Graduate programs. We are the only university in Peru that is integrally certified to ISO 9001: 2015.


B Corp Certification

UPC was certified as a B Corp after completing a rigorous assessment process conducted by B Lab, an independent non-profit organization that drives a global movement of people who do good through their businesses. Being certified as a B Corp means complying with social, environmental, legal and transparency standards. That also demonstrates UPC’s social purpose and commitment to transform the country, which is evident from the institutional mission.


Five Stars in QS Stars Rating 2015

UPC obtained five stars (top rating) in four categories: Teaching, Employability, Social Responsibility and Inclusiveness. It shares the same rating, in some categories, with important universities in the world, like MIT (United States), the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).


Third private university with the most research in the country

We are among the top thousand in the world. (Source: Scimago Institutions Ranking – SIR 2017).


Our graduate students are outstanding professionals in the market

Some of our main employability evidence is the following:

  • 9 out of 10 UPC graduate students work and 97% of them do so in their field of study. (Source: Graduates Employability Study UPC - IPSOS Peru 2017).
  • UPC graduate students are valued by the organizations in the country, standing out with the best national average salaries in 12 programs*. (Source: “Ponte en Carrera” Portal [Start Your Career]).

(*) Administration and Marketing, Administration and International Business, Administration and Human Resources, Audiovisual Communications and Interactive Media, Communications and Journalism, Communications and Publicity, Economics and Finance, Economics and International Business, Hospitality and Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Tourism and Business Administration.


High Academic Performance Students

We are the only university in the country that has a benefit program designed especially for high academic performance students (AEG UPC), with which UPC recognizes and rewards their effort. The members of this group gain access to multiple benefits such as scholarships, international opportunities, contests, services, international events, and much more. Currently, more than 850 students are part of it.


UPC Sports Program

UPC is the only Peruvian university with a comprehensive program designed exclusively for athletes. The UPC Sports program promotes high-performance sports, providing students with a number of special benefits, including the possibility of accessing a scholarship of up to 50% and academic counseling, in addition to psychological, nutritional and physical therapy assistance by professional specialists.