University of Santo Tomas

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Located in the heart of Manila, the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas is a private Catholic research institution. Indeed, it is considered Asia's first and longest-standing educational institution. Miguel de Benavides, the third Archbishop of Manila, was instrumental in establishing the school. In 1605, he left a small portion of his estate to create a seminary college to train young men for the priesthood. In1611, he donated a large portion of his wealth and his personal library to establish what would become the University of Santo Tomas. King Philip IV of Spain sanctioned the university's degree programs in theology, philosophy, and the arts in 1624. It has more full-time students than any other Catholic university in the world. The national and worldwide acclaim this university has gained in recent years is a testament to its mission to educate and evangelize the next generation. The university campus and the University of Santo Tomas Archives are on UNESCO's lists of feasible and desirable places to add to the World Heritage List and the Memory of the World Programme, respectively. How to explore the University of Santo Tomas?

 - The site, which includes a multi-level parking garage, is a mix of modern and traditional design. - The stepping pylon at the entrance features artwork such as deco relief, bud-like finials, and a tableau. - Its state-of-the-art sports complex houses the Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy. - Stop by the university's library, which has earned praise for preserving priceless works of literature and history for future generations to learn. After extensive digitalization work, it saved the physical copies and made them accessible online.

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Address of University of Santo Tomas

Espana St Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008 Philippines

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