The National Agrarian University, also formally called National Agrarian University - La Molina (UNALM), is a public university in Lima
. It is the country's best university in the fields of agricultural and forestry sciences. The university is organized into eight faculties which contain twelve academic departments. It is considered one of the most important institutions of higher education in Peru.
Faculties and Programs
The university is organized into eight faculties and twelve academics departments. Each department offers an undergraduate program. The graduate school has 33 academics programs.
The National Agrarian University has always worked significantly in the scientific development of Peru throughout its history. In Peru, this university is one of the few that conduct research; only 10 universities in over 80 do. This is due primarily to the lack of funding research development by the Peruvian government in recent decades.
The university has the following research institutes:
- INDDA (Agro-Industrial Development Institute)
- IBT (Biotechnology Institute)
- IPPS (Institute for Sustainable Small Production)
- IRD Costa (Regional Development Institute - Costa)
- IRD Sierra (Regional Development Institute - Sierra)
- IRD Selva (Regional Development Institute - Selva)
In addition to undergraduate and graduate specialties, UNALM offers consulting, short courses, refresher and retraining technical and professional specialization semester courses, refresher courses and technical laboratory in biology, gardening workshops, hydroponics, raising small animals (Guinea
pigs, quail, etc.), bakery, dairy, meats, etc. UNALM has a riding school, a language centre and offers agro products to the community through its sales center.