2011 marks the 400th year of my dear Alma Mater, The University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of the Philippines.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS IS THE OLDEST EXISTING UNIVERSITY in Asia. In terms of student population, it is the largest Catholic university in the world in a single campus. The institution was established through the initiative of Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P., the third Archbishop of Manila. On July 24, 1605, he bequeathed the amount of P1,500 and his personal library for the establishment of a “seminary-college” to prepare young men for the priesthood. Those funds, and his personal library, became the nucleus for the start of UST and its library. – UST.EDU.PH
To all my fellow Thomasians, let’s us be proud and show everyone out Thomasian roots! Change your Facebook or Twitter profile picture with the one displayed above for the whole month of January.
Proud Thomasians at 400!