Santo Tomás, University of
University of Santo Tomás (sän´tō tōmäs´), at Manila, the Philippines; Roman Catholic, coeducational; founded 1611 by Dominican priests. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the country. It has faculties of sacred theology, canon law, philosophy, civil law, medicine and surgery, pharmacy, arts and letters, and engineering as well as colleges of education, science, commerce and business administration, architecture and fine arts, and nursing. There is also a graduate school and a conservatory of music.