The objective of the research was to analyze the effects of the disruption that Peruvian university education has suffered due to COVID-19 in 2020. The type of research was basic under the design of grounded theory (De la Espriella & Gómez Restrepo, 2020). The study scenario was university education in the first semester of 2020, considering more than twenty academic texts; between articles, texts and reports related to university educational disruption. The technique implemented was that of documentary analysis. And in the procedure for collecting information, the inclusion and exclusion criteria were taken into account. The results show that disruption is the break, abrupt or sudden interruption caused within a current paradigm. Therefore, the paradigm of face-to-face Peruvian university education due to the COVID-19 pandemic has suffered a sudden interruption; so much so that article 47 of University Law N°30220 was modified; The modalities of face-to-face, semi-face-to-face and distance or non-face-to-face teaching were established, introducing university higher education in the new paradigm of online education. For this reason, universities should be required to leave their comfort zone and incorporate information and communication technologies as a possibility and opportunity for academic development.