Asia's first university, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611, antedating Harvard, America's ... More
University of Santo Tomas
Asia's first university, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611, antedating Harvard, America's oldest institution of higher learning. UST was located inside Intramuros but moved to its present site in 1927 to accommodate the growing student body. The front campus is distinguished by large tracts of lawn, an arc de triomphe and two circular fountains. At the far end stands a medieval-looking structure topped by a huge clock tower and statues of saints, philosophers and great writers. A leisurely walk will take you past different colleges devoted to the humanities, sciences, arts and music.
University of Santo Tomas.. the best place for learning..
By A Yahoo Contributor, 9/8/05
UST is the best place for higher learning coz although noise pollution and air pollution occurs outside the university, however, there are lots of trees and parks inside the campus to clean the air inside. Also buildings are well made and well placed so that any unnecessary noise from the outside will not affect the system of learning. And also, UST is a SMOKE FREE university.. No smoking allowed inside. No "smoking area" inside.
This school in Manila is really a historical site, being the oldest university in the Philippines founded during the early Spanish era in 1611 in the Intramuros (Old Manila) district of Manila. It has seen the unfolding of events that shaped Philippine history such as the Revolution against Spain. Now on its present location in the Sampaloc district since 1927, it has withstand the 2nd World War, wherein the campus was used as a camp by the Japanese soldiers.
The atmosphere in the campus is one of tranquility and history. As I entered UST, I passed through an old arch which I've learned was really the old door-entrance of the school when it was still in Intramuros. The campus is a sprawling complex, lined with trees and parks. The most striking edifice is the Main Building, this one exudes good baroque architecture, truly old-looking.
I think, it's a good visit and give Manila a plus.
ust is certainly a great place to be in. by looking at the main building, i and my friends were transported back in time. i been to different campuses around manila and ust by far offers the best environment.
I agree for the call to unity of the Philippine Universities. I am a Thomasian at the Faculty of Pharmacy and I believe that instead of opposing the capability of the universities to educate, why not perceive things on a manner that we ourselves will be benefited. Let's just study and have the best that we can prove to be able to help our universities as well for higher rate of education. We have to regard other universities as our brothers and sisters. After all, that is the attitude of why we are called Thomasians right?
Just as our song goes...
"We are Thomasians, Christians, servants of the World. We are Thomasians, Christians, set into the world; building bridges of PEACE, defending the TRUTH, spreading GOODNESS and LOVE, bring into humanity. WE ARE CHRISTIANS, WE ARE THOMASIANS, servants of the world..."
-Francis James B. Gatdula-
1A Medical Technology
Faculty of Pharmacy
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