Scientific University of the South

Scientific University of the South

Infobox University
name = Universidad Cientifica del Sur
native_name = UCSUR Universidad Cientifica del Sur

motto = Enseñanza personalizada para alcanzar el éxito
established = 1998
type = Private
rector = Agustín Iza Stoll
city = Lima
state =
country = Peru
undergrad = 1,500
postgrad = 100
postgrad_label = graduate
faculty = 198
campus = Urban, Rural
mascot =
free_label = Athletics
free = 4 sport teams
website = []

The Universidad Científica del Sur, or UCSUR, is a higher education and research institution located in Lima, Peru. In a short period of time it has developed a solid prestige because of an innovating teaching scheme, a distinguished staff and a demanding curricula.

The university has a policy to strengthen humanitarian attitude and environmental consciences. The Campus has 4 hectares and is neighboring the Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone, at Villa El Salvador district.


The Universidad Científica del Sur was founded 1996 by a Promoting Association leaded by José Carlos Dextre Chacón and an Organizing Commission leaded by Fernando Cabieses. The vision of the commission was to create an institution that would help young students to reach academic excellence.

Two years later, the National Commission on the Functioning of Universities (CONAFU) approved the temporary activity of UCSUR by Resolución N°356-98-CONAFU. Dr. Fernando Cabieses Molina was appointed as Rector.

The first official ceremony took place the 26th of March, 1998, in Museo de Osma. Important personalities participated in the event. The admission campaign started in July.

The first semester began with two schools (Medicine and Engineering) and fifty students. The Campus was originally in Surco district. However, a few years later, it was moved to its current location, nearby Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone.

In March 2006, CONAFU awarded the [ Definitive Autorization Resolution] to the university, which implies institutional autonomy.

Today, the university has over 1500 students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


The Rector is the main authority in the university.

*Dr. Agustín Iza Stoll - Rector 2007
*Dr. Fernando Cabieses Molina (Rector Emeritus) - Rector 1998 - 2007



A board is in charge of the university's administration. The current president of the board is José Carlos Dextre Chacón. Among several functions, the board is responsible of appointing the Rector and the Dean of faculty. Also, it coordinates with the Rector's office to take care of financial and academic issues.

Faculties and Schools

The university has five faculties and eleven schools.

Faculty of Medicine

*School of Medicine
*School of Psicology

Faculty of Stomatology

*School of Stomatology

Faculty of Nutrition

*School of Nutrition

Faculty of Engineering and Business

*School of Systems Engineering
*School of Economic Engineering and Business

Faculty of AgroEnvironmental Sciences

*School of Veterinary and Zootechnics
*School of Environmental Engineering
*School of Marine Biology
*School of Forest Engineering and Agronomic Business
*School of Environmental Tourism


The university motivate the development of research project by the staff and the students. The research projects are administrated by the Vice-Rector's Office.

CAMBIE Foundation

CAMBIE Foundation has the mission of developing an environmental conscience in Peruvian society. Also, promotes and recognize projects that contributes to the conservation of natural resources.

International Relations

The Universidad Científica del Sur has close relations with several universities abroad. A few of them are:

*Miami University
*University of São Paulo
*Universidad de Granada
*University of Salerno
*University of Bologna
*University of Genoa

External links

* [ UCSUR] Official web site
* [ Res. Nº 058-2006-CONAFU] on the Legal Index published by El Peruano official newspaper

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