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Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú (Peru)

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"Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú" (UNI, Peru National University of Engineering) is the main center of education of engineers, architects and scientists in Peru. UNI is formed of the Faculties of Architecture, Urbanism and Art; Sciences; Environmental Engineering; Civil Engineering; Economical Engineering, Statistics and Social Sciences; Electric and Electronic Engineering; Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering; Industry and Systems Engineering; Mechanic Engineering; Petrol and Petrochemistry Engineering; and Chemistry and Textile Engineering. UNI was established in 1955, succeeding "Escuela Especial de Construcciones Civiles y de Minas del Perú" (Peru special School of Civil Construction and Mines), which had been established in 1876 by the Polish engineer Eduardo de Habich.
Source: - UNI website

Eduardo de Habich (1835-1909) was born Edward Jan Habich from a family of German origin. He studied at the St. Petersburg Artillery College, fought in the Crimean War and contributed to the building of the Kiev arsenal. Habich graduated at the Paris "École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées" (today, "École des Ponts ParisTech"), the world's oldest civil engineering school (est. 1747). Back to Poland, he fought in the 1863 uprising, leading a battalion with his brother Gustaw. After the Russian victory, Edward went back to Paris where he served until 1868 as the director of the Polish Superior School established by Polish emigrants. Hired in 1869 by the Peruvian government, Habich revamped the La Oroya railways and was member of the commission that revised the statutes of the Corps of Engineers. President Manuel Prado commissioned him in 1870 to organise a new school of engineering; Habich brought back from Europe several emigrated Polish engineers (Folkierski, Babiñski, Kluger, Wakulski) and established in 1876 the forerunner of UNI. Habich founded the Peruvian Geographical Society and presided the Peruvian Association of Engineers. He founded the scientific review "Anales de construcciones civiles y de minas del Perú"
Source: - "Semblanza de Eduardo de Habich", by Isabel Sabogal Dunin-Borkowski, "Dom Polski", No. 27, July 2008
The flag of UNI is dark red with the emblem of the university, countercoloured, in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 03 January 2015