Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

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Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Motto Veritas et Scientia (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth and Science
Established September 9, 1962
Type Private, Roman Catholic
President Alfredo de la Cruz Baldera
Students 16,000
Location Campuses are in Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Campus Santiago Campus, Suburban, 1.2 km2;
Santo Tomás de Aquino Campus, Urban, 14000 m2;
Puerto Plata campus Urban
Colors Blue, Red and Yellow             
Affiliations Pontifical Universities, International Council of Universities of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Website http://www.pucmm.edu.do

The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University), named after Blessed John XXIII's encyclical Mater et magistrate, that is, Mother and Teacher, (also called PUCMM or PUCAMAYMA this last part is more on how the abbreviation would be pronounced in Spanish, not an official name) is the first private, Roman Catholic, coeducational, university in the Dominican Republic. The university grants undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degrees through three campuses. Its main campus is in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, and it has smaller campus in Santo Domingo and an extension in Puerto Plata.

The university was established on September 9, 1962 and it has become one of the country's top institutions of higher education. It has achieved several firsts, such as being the first to offer Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering. The institution is in charge of assigning the internet domains in the Dominican Republic. It also offers graduate level degrees and dual degrees with associated universities in the United States and France. Recently the university was recognized in Quacquarelli Symonds top Latin American universities 2012[1] by ranking in at 205 out of the top 250 universities in the region. The PUCMM School of Business also is the highest ranking school of business in the Dominican Republic followed by the School of Business of the UASD. This ranking was done by Eduniversal Rankings and their prestigious Palmes business school ranking. The PUCMM received the 2 Palmes ranking which represents a Good business school with regional influence.[2]


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The water tower in the campus of Santiago has become a symbol of the university.

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