A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development

PERU - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Members: 20 members
Coordinator: Alan Fairlie
Member type: Core University Members
Member since: 09/09/2008


Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú offers vocational, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to more than 18000 students. Its vision is to be at the forefront of university education in Peru and to be recognized, both in Peru and abroad, as an institution that fosters and generates development.

The Faculty of Social Sciences, through its Department of Economics, proposes a Masters programme giving students the opportunity to develop analytical capacities to understand, deliberate and propose economic policies that address the challenges of the country, the Latin American region, and the world. Students may choose from three specialties: Regulation and public policy, globalization and economic development and finance and capital markets.

The university's Center for Sociological, Economical, Political and Anthropological Research (CISEPA) conducts basic scientific research as well as applied research. Basic research is destined to the construction and development of knowledge, applied research is destined to study policy design, diagnoses and evaluations.  Both are fundamental instruments for designing innovative development projects able to address the main problems of our country.

CISEPA relies on the contribution of faculties and students of Anthropology, Economics, Sociology and Political Science. The Center has carried out joint research, projects, debates, workshops, seminars and publications that has contributed to the establishment of a wide network universities, governmental organizations, national and international companies and organizations of the civil society.