Universidad de Santo Tomas
— UST —Here once stood the Univerity of Santo Tomas, the oldest university in Asia. Founded in 1611. First called Colegio Seminario de Santo Tomas de Nuestra del Rosario. Authorized to grant academic degrees in 1624. Raised to the rank of University in 1645. Given royal patronage in 1680. Granted the titles Royal in 1785 and Pontifical in 1902. Campus moved to Sampaloc, Manila in 1927. Building destroyed in 1945 during Battle of Manila. Granted the title of The Catholic University of the Philippines by Pope Leo XII in 1947.
|Placed By||Intramuros Administration|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||51P E 281777 N 1614321|
|Decimal Degrees||14.59335000, 120.97431667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 14° 35.601', E 120° 58.459'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||14° 35' 36.06" N, 120° 58' 27.54" E|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||678, 404, 770|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 220 Solana Street, Manila NCR 30501, PH|
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