With standards of excellence Peruvians strength their capabilities at an international University
- They take master programs in thematic related to environmental sustainable management, agriculture and natural resources
October 4, 2018. Since 1950, tens of Peruvian professionals have taken a trip to the exterior in order to strength their capacities and take postgraduate studies at CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) an international university located in Costa Rica, with more than 70 years of trajectory and recognized for its high educational quality.
This trip, has allowed them not only to obtain an international master’s degree and be better prepared professionals, but also has made them become agents of change with tools and necessary skills to face challenges of the sustainable rural development. Always with the firm conviction of working for the most vulnerable populations in their country in issues related to agriculture, livestock, environmental conservation, climate change, and water resource management, among others.
Natalia Ruiz, who currently works as a consultant in environmental and forest economy, is one of the graduate Peruvians at CATIE
“What I have learned at CATIE has allowed me to give a more participative, sustainable and inclusive turn to the entire technical job that I do. It´s like if I had put a chip of sustainability and inclusion and put it into practice in every single thing one does, not only professional, but also familiar and in everyday activity,” manifested Ruíz.
According to Isabel Gutiérrez, dean of the Postgraduate School of CATIE, Peruvian Professionals, graduated from the Institution, occupy or have occupied leadership positions at academic institutions, research, from the public and private sectors of the country, which shows the quality of education they have received.
A country that counts on prepared human resource will have more capacity to resist and confront a changing adverse environment in front of climate, environment, economic and social conditions we face,” commented Gutiérrrez
For this reason, Gutiérrez urged men and women to point to the 1% of the global population that has postgraduate studies since they are the ones who will be in charge of making the most important decisions.
The academic offer of CATIE includes seven international masters in issues such as administration, sustainable business administration; agroforestry and sustainable agriculture; economy, climate change and development; integral watershed management; Tropical Forest conservation and management and biodiversity; biodiversity conservation practice and development practice. Additionally it counts on a doctorate program, one for English, one for Spanish joint with the University of Bangor and the University of Idaho.
During the last decade, 49 Peruvians have graduated from CATIE (23 men and 26 women) an according to Gutiérrez they are managing scholarship opportunities for more youths.
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