Universidad Alas Peruanas S.A. (hereinafter, the University), is a higher education institution that was created as a response to the need of the Peruvian population to have access to high-quality higher education in view of the few options that existed in the regions of the country.
Following the principles of the cooperative movement and aiming at democratizing higher education in Peru, the Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples Alas Peruanas (hereinafter, the Cooperative) submitted creation project No. 1485/94 to the Congress of the Republic (Democratic Constituent Congress, DCC) for the incorporation of the Alas Peruanas University.
On April 26, 1996, the recently created National Board for the Accreditation of New Universities (CONAFU) approved through Resolution No. 102-96 the operation of Alas Peruanas University, where five professional careers would be offered.
On June 1, 1996, the University started its operations, appointing Dr. Javier Pulgar Vidal as Chairman of the Organizing Commission, Dr. César Olano Aguilar as Secretary General, and Dr. Fidel Ramírez Prado as Executive President, who took on the challenge to plan, prepare and support the UAP’s institutional development project.
After academic operations started, the University received Resolution No. 656 from CONAFU in November 1999, accrediting that Alas Peruanas University complied with the limited company (sociedad anónima) regime pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 882 “Law for the promotion of investment in education”.
In the following years, the University developed an unprecedented academic development project never seen before in the country, becoming the Peruvian institution that offered the largest array of academic courses. Currently, in compliance with Law No. 30220 “University Law”, the University is implementing its adaptation plan with 33 academic facilities comprised by one main campus located in the province of Lima and 19 branches.
In August 2018, the Board of Directors of Alas Peruanas University, as part of the comprehensive relaunch plan, appointed José Eduardo Castillo Carazas as Executive President, an institutional management position he holds up to this date.