About INTE


The Institute for the Sciences of Nature, Territory and Renewable Energies (INTE) is an institute dedicated to the research, academic training and the promotion of ecological and socio-environmental issues, biodiversity, territory and renewable energies.

It was established on March 7th, 2011 and was at first made up of three academic units with recognized experience in environmental issues: the Institute for Environmental Studies (IDEA), created in 1994, the Center for Research in Applied Geography (CIGA), created in 1984, and the Rural Sector Support Group, created in 1992.

It is part of the Vice- Rectorate of Research. The Board of Directors is chaired by Dr. Augusto Castro who is joined by Dr. Nicole Bernex, Dr. Hildegardo Córdova, Dr. Eric Cosio, Dr. Carlos Tavares, Dr. Fernando Roca, Dr. Ana Sabogal, Eng. Miguel Hadzich and Eng. Urphy Vásquez.

Seevral research group make up the Institute: the Center for Research in Applied Geography; Biogeosciences; the Rural Sector Support Group; Ethics, Environment and Society; Peruvian Life-cycle Network; Forests and Reforestation; Coal Biomass; Interculturality and the Environment; Energy and Environmental Analysis Service; Environmental Law; Environment and Society (GEAS); Anampiki; Munay; Triciclo’s “Communication and Development”.


The vision of INTE is to be an institute of academic excellence for research and promotion in the field of natural and territorial sciences. Using a transdisciplinary approach, with ethics and social responsibility, it seeks to be nationally and internationally recognized for its contribution to scientific knowledge, education, technological innovation and sustainable development.

Specific goals

  • Be at the forefront of knowledge building and scientific research in terms of ecological and socio-environmental concerns, biodiversity, territory and renewable energies.
  • Support, promote and value the environment in Peru.
  • Provide training in environmental issues with social responsibility
  • Develop proposals and alternatives in the fields of innovation, technology transfer, development and sustainable management.
  • Provide data and information and monitor the environmental practice of the government offices and the civil society.
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