Founded in 1991, the Latin American University of Science and Technology (Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología) ULACIT-LIU is a private university in Panama City, Panama.
In 2004, ULACIT became a member of Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest network of private colleges. From 1999 onwards, ULACIT introduced four-month periods of study, which, at the time, was something of an academic innovation.
ULACIT has four faculties: administrative sciences, law and political sciences, engineering and health science, which opened in 2006, in order to offer courses in medicine, nursing and nutrition and dietetics. Four years later, ULACIT opened the first and only simulated hospital in Panama.
Its motto is "sol lucet omnibus" (the sun shines for everyone) and it has 2,000 students, studying for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Located in Panama City, the capital and largest city of Panama, students can enjoy being part of one of Central America’s most cosmopolitan capitals. It may be a bustling metropolis, with a built-up skyline and plenty of towering skyscrapers, but tropical escapes are easily accessible - there are possible day trips to sandy Pacific or Caribbean coastal areas, as well as the chance to see howler monkeys, toucans and sloths in the nearby lush rainforests.
Panama's old quarter (or Casco Viejo) encapsulates many architectural styles, from Spanish colonial buildings to French and Antillean townhouses built during the construction of the Panama Canal.
Panama is a hub of trade and immigration, meaning its mix of people, culture and ages contribute to a more relaxed, dynamic attitude than its neighbouring countries.