The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas or simply known as UST (or affectionately called “Ustê” by its students) among Filipinos is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila.
The UST was founded on April 28, 1611 by archbishop Miguel de Benavides and has the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines and in Asia. The university is also considered as one of the world’s largest Catholic universities in terms of enrolment found on one campus. The UST is also the largest university in the city of Manila and the oldest in the Philippines if not in Asia.
Mabuhay ang UST!