Science and Engineering

Doctorate program in Engineering wins Concytec and World Bank contest

The fund, amounting to over 2 million soles, will finance ten full scholarships, modernize laboratories and promote scientific research aimed to find answers to the country's problems.

Autor: Akira Maeshiro | Fotos: Roberto Rojas
Doctorate program in Engineering wins Concytec and World Bank contest

PUCP’s Doctorate program in Engineering won the Doctorate Programs contest in Strategic and General Areas, within the framework cooperation agreement between Concytec and the World Bank, therefore, it will receive a financing amounting to 2’030,000.00 soles. Thus, through Graduate School of our university, 10 full scholarships will be offered to study in this program.

“We will have full-time researchers as the scholarships will free them from the academic cost. In this context, we can plan our projects for research with more important results and thus achieve a better scientific production,” explains Dr. Javier Sotomayor, professor of the Doctorate program in Engineering at PUCP. In addition, he explains that the financial contribution of our university will be invested in the modernization of laboratories and equipment, and it will strengthen the mobility of international researchers.

The Doctorate Program in Strategic and General Areas seeks to consolidate the doctoratel programs of public and private universities, as well as to improve their positioning in the international context. “We have won in the area called Advanced Manufacturing, which demands a lot of attention in our country because it involves making better products, providing them with higher quality and making them more competitive in the market,” states Sotomayor.

In an economy like ours which seeks to consolidate day after day, the manufacturing sector arises as one of the main drivers of this growth dynamic. “There are large companies but there are others in process of establishment. They cannot take that big step due to the lack of solutions. We can contribute to the optimization process,” he mentioned. Considering this, Sotomayor explains that, from the doctorate’s lines of research, advanced manufacturing software, product development, as well as new production processes can be proposed, among many other urgent opportunities for the country.

Country focus

“Although we have a great deal of water reservoirs, the Peruvian coast is a desert. Therefore, through the doctorate program, we have a research group improving techniques and technologies for water desalination process. We continue to develop technology to reduce process costs and make it accessible, ” explains Sotomayor, about one of the remarkable topics of the doctorate program.

Since its creation, five years ago, PUCP’s Doctorate program in Engineering was established as an offer of high academic quality and training of researchers capable of producing scientific and technical knowledge relevant to solve the country’s problems. “Peru grows, but the country must become competitive in a global economy,” affirms PhD. Sotomayor.

The program has seven lines of research: design, analysis and simulation of machinery & equipment; operations and innovation management; risk management in civil works; materials engineering; radio-science; control and automation; and computer science. In addition, the doctorate program is held in more than 50 laboratories of the School of Engineering and 17 research, development and innovation centers authorized by Concytec for the development of projects with companies.

More information about the scholarships here



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