Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

PUCV is a recognized University of Chile, located in the region of Valparaíso. Its mission is, in the light of faith, to cultivate science, art and skill through the creation and communication of knowledge, through the formation of graduates and professionals with a vocation for serving society, and through the hallmark values of the Teachings of the Church.

The University has more than 600 full time professors and 16.000 students in its 62 undergraduate, 15 doctorate and 37 master programs. In terms of research the University has been increasing its number of publications: in 2016 it had 480 WoS and 703 Scopus publications. The University is also active in engagement activities, working with other universities, public organizations and private companies.

Regarding gender, 43% of the students at PUCV were women in 2017. Regarding in STEM studies, 23% of the 2017 College of Engineering student body were women.

The University has been awarded with the “New Engineering for 2030” project, financed by Corfo (public organization which aims to push the productive development of the country) to reinforce its College of Engineering and foster its main strategic lines of work: engineering education, R&D, innovation and entrepreneurship, and national and international relations. In this framework, two of the relevant areas to be treated within the engineering education strategic line involves increasing the proportion of women in engineering programs and ensuring an appropriate cultural environment to foster a positive and engaging college experience.

Researchers

  • Jimena Pascual
  • Olaya Ocaranza
  • Patricia Jimenez
  • Claudia Altamirano
  • Pamela Wilson
  • Carolina Vidal
  • Lynda Contreras