The study of our geographical areas, the care and protection of the environment and a sustainable development that makes good use of our natural resources are the permanent concerns for the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Applied Geography Research Center (CIGA)
A team in charge of consolidating and disseminating a new systemic approach in Geography to generate a sounder and more accurate knowledge of the national space and to confer value to the geographical research for the local and regional development. During the last years, cutting-edge technology in the teledetection and microinformation areas has been adopted to increase research.
Environmental Studies Institute (IDEA)
A unit conceived to train professionals in technical knowledge, experts in environmental and related issues, capable of managing sustainable development projects and to rationally take advantage of the resources. One of its main projects has to do with the biodiversity and conservation of the Tambopata National Reserve, where IDEA has established a permanent scientific station for biological and environmental research that welcomes national and foreign students, teachers and professionals.