The decision to create the University of Lima was made in the early 1960s by a group of university professors, along with important commerce and industry representatives. It started with only 120 students in a small campus in the Jesús María District. Due to the university's quick growth, the campus in the Monterrico area of Surco was inaugurated to serve the university's space needs.
Today, the University of Lima has 10,470 students, ten schools, a postgraduate school, a general studies program and a scientific research institute, along with many services for students, faculty, and the community at large.
University of Lima is well known for its Model UN team, which actively takes part in the Harvard Model United Nations Conferences, organized annually by Harvard University, and held in February in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers.
University of Lima's Model UN team was founded by graduate law student, Andres Sabal, back in 2005 when he was still a student. Since then, the team has attended the conference and now is currently preparing to attend HNMUN in February 2008 with a now larger team of 20 students. The team is currently being led by: Ronald Cross (General Director), Luis Medina (Deputy-Director), Jimena Garrido (Treasurer) and Maria Jose Alfaro (Secretary)
The first delegation attended the conference in February 2006, representing Tunisia. The 16 students who participated as delegates are:
(Law School) Mali Goicochea, Stephanie Penny, Natalie Zaidan, Gonzalo Soriano (Head Delegate), Alessandra Mur, Luciana García, Patricia Henríquez, César Elias, Andres Sabal (Head Delegate), Martin Manyandía, Alberto Haito (Communications School) Miguel Zapata, Eileen Huaco, Natalia Melendez. (Enginiering School) Felipe Loayza, (Management School) Antonio Berckemeyer.
The second delegation, attendend the conference in February 2007, representing Cameroon. The 15 students who participated as delegates are:
(Law School) Andres Sabal, Stephanie Penny, Luis Medina, Ronald Cross, Mariana Franco, Daniela Bazan, Andrea Ostolaza, (Industrial Engineering School) Maria Jose Alfaro, Jose Jaramillo, Jimena Garrido, Renzo Donizzetti, Gina Calosi, Alejandro Carranza, (Management School) Cesar Paniagua, (Communications School) Clara Valenzuela.
As of now, the students who will participate as delegates from the 2008 team are: (Law School) Luis Medina, Ronald Cross, Mariana Franco, Alonso Gurmendi, Sebastian Elias, Lorenzo Canepa, Stephanie Penny, Darlene Isusi, Fiorela Fachini, Giada Taddei, Gabriela Delgado, Daniela Delgado, (Communications School) Clara Valenzuela, (Psicology School) Gianina Dugand, (Industrial Engineering School) Maria Jose Alfaro, Pablo Che Leon, Jose Jaramillo, Maria Pia Ramirez, Guillermo Diaz, (Management School) Jazmin Infante.
And, for the first time, the team is traveling with an advisor, Renzo Donizetti, a graduate from the Industrial Engineering School, and a former member of the 2007 team.
All of them will be attending HNMUN in February 2008, representing Ecuador.