National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco

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University National of San Antonio Abad of Cuzco
Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco
Type Public University
Established 1692
Rector Victor Raul Aguilar Callo
Students 14,828
Postgraduates 3,200
Location Cusco, Peru
Website www.unsaac.edu.pe
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The National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco) (UNSAAC) is a public university in Cusco, Peru and one of the oldest in the country. Its foundation was first proposed on March 1, 1692, at the urging and support of Pope Innocent XII, the document in which Pope Innocent XII sponsored the founding of the university was signed in Madrid, Spain by King Charles II on June 1, 1692, thus becoming Cusco's principal and oldest university. The university was authorized to confer the bachelors, licentiate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

It currently has 24 faculties with 37 professorial chairs and 29 academic departments.

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UNSAAC is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of lizard, Proctoporus unsaacae,[1] which is endemic to Peru.[2]

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  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("UNSAAC", p. 270).
  2. ^ "Proctoporus unsaacae ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

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Coordinates: 13°31′12″S 71°57′28″W / 13.52000°S 71.95778°W / -13.52000; -71.95778