The University of Piura participates in various projects co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission, the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program, Horizon 2020, among others.

Projects underway


The “Innovative Teaching Across Continents” project seeks to enrich innovation in teaching and learning approaches by promoting the modernization of higher education systems, through the use of technologies for the development and acquisition of digital skills and the implementation of new methods. Learning.

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The project “Modernization of Institutional Management of Innovation and Research in the Andean Region and Latin America” aims to modernize the institutional management of innovation and research, promote excellence and propose actions in universities.

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The project entitled “Increase knowledge and develop technology for the design and deployment of high-performance power transformers immersed in biodegradable fluids”, is funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Union, under the Marie Sklodowska Curie RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) and seeks to strengthen international intersectoral and cross-border collaboration in R&D&I through exchanges of research and innovative personnel.

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The European Latin American Network in Support of Social Entrepreneurs (Elanet) project aims to convene, train and advise entrepreneurs in the Piura region with the international network that brings together 17 institutions from Europe and Latin America.

In the Elanet initiative, co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission, the University of Piura will play an important role in the region, as it will provide support and contribute to the decentralization of the Peruvian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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The Codicis project: “Strengthening capacities for the Recovery and Conservation of Documentary and Bibliographic Heritage in Latin America” is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission and its main objective is to design and execute a specialization course in conservation and management of archives and heritage libraries and implement accessible conservation and restoration laboratories for archives and documents.


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Previous projects

Projects co-financed by Erasmus+



The “Program for internationalization in the Universities of Chile and Peru” (INCHIPE), subsidized by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Program, Capacity Development Action in the field of higher education, addresses the needs of two partner countries ( Chile and Peru) for the systemic and organized internationalization of their universities.





The “University & Media Technology for Cultural Heritage” project seeks to strengthen the role of Latin American universities as instruments of social and economic development in the cultural heritage sector, through the design and implementation of cultural heritage competence centers specialized in: intelligent systems , 3D, Big Data and human-machine interaction.




The project “Cooperation between Latin America and Europe to employability” seeks to improve the level of employability of young graduates in Latin America, through the strategy of applying crowdsourcing as a tool to create a network that aims to bring together industries, academics and students.


100,000 Strong In the Americans Innovation Fund

Project: It Isn't Easy Being Green: Peruvian and US students tackle local environmental sustainability in a transnational context


Partner institution: Towson University.

Description: The program was developed in the months of July - August 2017. It was aimed at low-income students from both universities, as they are a population that often has obstacles to having an international experience. During the program, participants improved their language skills and studied environmental situations that affect both the campuses and their respective regions to ultimately design a project that leads to a concrete and operational solution to a particular problem.



Peru – US Innovation Fund Competition

Project: Immersion in Environmental Education


Partner university: University of Northern Iowa.

Description: training program aimed at future teachers in environmental education. The target audience was students of the UDEP Teacher Vocation Scholarship program, who completed a period of study in the US. The program began with ten students who received a certification from the GLOBE program, a global science educational program for primary and secondary schools. secondary school, promoted by international scientific institutions such as NASA and NOAA, which contributes to developing scientific learning and increasing awareness about the impacts of climate change.


Project: Let's Design and Evaluate Environmental and Education Policy in the Field: Insights from Behavioral Economics, Field Experiments and Randomized Control Trials


Partner university: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Description: Virginia Tech and UDEP combined their strengths to develop an innovative program that provided students with key behavioral economics and experimental economics knowledge related to environmental field design and evaluation, resource management, technology adoption, and educational policy in rural communities. The diversity of interconnected topics in this program provided students with a multidimensional understanding of the issues facing rural communities.