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Research centers, groups and teams

Innovation for Sustainable Development (Innovación para el Desarrollo Sostenible IDI – SOS)

Coordinator: Dra. Marta Tostes Vieira

This team aims at promoting and strategically managing research projects related to sustainable development and innovation, from a participatory scope, including social, cultural and political equity, and economic effectiveness perspectives, as well as the rational use of natural resources, ecological sustainability, orderly territorial development and appropriate technologies.

Interculturality and environment (Interculturalidad y ambiente)

Coordinator: Dra. Yolanda Rodríguez Gonzales

We seek to promote research, teaching and dissemination in an interdisciplinary way, around the ways in which indigenous societies and local communities produce and exchange knowledge, their relationship with the environment and other populations. We propose to contribute to informing citizen awareness and to generating proposals that contribute to improving relations with the State and…

Life Cycle and Industrial Ecology Peruvian Network (Ciclo de Vida y Ecología Industrial – PELCAN)

Director: Dr. Ian Vázquez Rowe

This group is attached to the Engineering Department at PUCP. Its main mission is to generate scientific knowledge in the area of environmental engineering, with a specific focus on life cycle methodologies, industrial ecology and circular economy.

Material and Renewable Energy Science (Ciencia de Materiales y Energías Renovables MATER-PUCP)

Coordinator: Dr. Jorge Andrés Guerra Torres

This group is attached to the Science Department in PUCP. They are devoted to research and development of synthesis, analysis and application of new materials based on semiconductor thin films and particles on a mesoscopic scale and their application in devices and systems for generating and converting renewable energies.


We are a youth organization with an interdisciplinary approach that seeks to transform citizens into change agents towards sustainable development, by promoting their participation in a project platform that incorporates research, training, communication, advocacy, volunteering and internship.

Research Group for Crisis and Disaster Management (Grupo de Investigación para el Manejo de Crisis y Desastres – CID)

Coordinator: Dr. Jorge Vargas Florez

This group is attached to the Engineering Academic at PUCP. It seeks to contribute to the substantial improvement of humanitarian response activities, in natural or man-made crises and disasters in Peru and the world. Our research papers use tools from engineering, operations research, mathematics, and applied economics.

Rural Sector Support Group (Grupo de Apoyo al Sector Rural – GRUPO PUCP)

Director: M.Sc. Miguel Hadzich Marín

Operational unit of the Engineering Department in PUCP. It develops projects in favor of peasant communities, linked to applied scientific research, technology transfer and innovation, dissemination and promotion of appropriate technologies, and environmental conservation activities.

Tinkuy: Energy, Territory and Climate Change

The research team was established to foster knowledge creation and research in environmental matters, from an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, aiming at the execution from a holistic standpoint of projects in the fields of energy, territory, and climate change.