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Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua: Perú; Aymara: Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital is Lima and the population is 30,475,144.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Peru.

Education in Peru

For a general description of education in Peru see Education:Peru.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Peru.

Peru participates in the MOOC Camp initiative, which is led by the US Department of State and hosts facilitated discussions around massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Quality procedures

Internet in Peru

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Peru

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Peru

UNESCO reports some involvement with open access publishing:

National OER initiatives

Peru took part in the One Laptop Per Child initiative (, which involved giving out ore than 800,000 free laptops, but results may be mixed:

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

Through the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peru is participating in an international project called OportUnidad. Institutions from Latin America and the European Union participate in this project, which seeks to create a common ground in higher education by increasing the use of open educational resources (OERs) and practices (OEPs). Other Peruvian institutions are fellow members of this project, including the following:

  • Universidad la Luz
  • Universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientiae
  • Universidad Señor de Sipan
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Universidad Andina del Cusco
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM)

OportUnidad started in January 2012 and ends in June 2014.



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