Peru: University of Lima not to sell Surco campus

Living in Peru
Israel J. Ruiz

The University of Lima, one of the country’s leading private universities, affirmed on Wednesday that it would not be selling its campus in the Limean district of Surco.

Aside from rumors that the university was going to sell its campus in the Monterrico area, there were speculations that the private university was going to open a site in southern Lima.

In a press release, university representatives affirmed it was false that the campus in Surco would be sold stating a sale was not in line with the institution’s mission.

The press release clarified the campus would not be sold now or in the future and would not have a site south of metropolitan Lima.

It was also announced that there were plans to continue expanding facilities for the benefit and comfort of students.

Expansion plans include the construction of a new building with more classrooms and laboratories as well as three underground parking lots for over 1,100 vehicles and a new 20,000 square-meter (215,278 square-foot) park.

The university has also announced it is to build a new, more modern library.