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Case Study: UPC

In its quarter century history, the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, or UPC) has shown that when institutions of higher education follow a path of continuous improvement and innovation, they can sustain their own growth and help support economic prosperity around them. UPC is a private comprehensive university located in Lima, Peru with an expanding base of research activity. It has consistently placed among the top five Peruvian universities in the annual ranking by América Economía, a Latin American publication that evaluates institutions of higher education. The declared mission of the university is “to train upright and innovative leaders with a global vision to transform Peru,” a goal, which places it in the forefront of technological and social change.

Lessons from UPC's Story

  • Expand to fill the demand for higher learning
  • Integrate best management practices from education and business
  • Innovate continuously, embracing digital technology
  • Foster a compelling student experience
  • Build partnerships and alliances for the long term