Message from the Dean


Since science is as dynamic as life, the Center of Science and Technology (CTC/PUC-Rio) could not be different. In the constant pursuit of knowledge, innovation and understanding of technological advances and their global impacts, the Center values creativity and entrepreneurial initiative in all its activities.

Combining Science and Engineering in an interdisciplinary environment, CTC/PUC-Rio is comprised of a body of approximately 200 faculty on a continuous appointment, with doctorates obtained in the best institutions in the country and abroad. These professors work in Graduate and Undergraduate, playing the role of professors and researchers of recognized excellence, permanently associated with the national and international scientific community, as well as with the productive sector through cooperation accords and agreements with companies.

The interaction with the market by means of consulting projects, providing highly-specialized services, developing on-demand products and/or processes, as well as training and developing human resources. Such partnerships not only offers an opportunity for students’ participation but also is in accord with the demands of different market segments, indicating the potential niches for applied research.

While still undergraduates, and especially throughout Graduation, students are an essential part of research projects, which provides them, in addition to learning, a direct contact with the demands of the industry and the possibility of setting up or participating in new businesses.

By transferring innovative results, Faculty members also help the creation of emerging technology-based companies, in partnership with the Genesis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action at PUC-Rio.

Dean of the Center of Science and Technology of PUC-Rio