Sustainable Built Environments Microcampus launched at UPC in Lima, Peru

Wilma Wildcat at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Peru. Source: University of Arizona

Some good news to share with everyone during these uncertain times! Despite the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, my colleagues at the University of Arizona and I continue our mission to educate the next generation of sustainability professionals. This week we launched our first Sustainable Built Environments Microcampus at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Lima, Peru!

The University of Arizona Microcampus program is a partnership between our degree programs and partner institutions across the world and, “allows students to complete a U.S.-accredited degree at a campus convenient to them. Microcampus students learn from Arizona professors, gain access to Arizona resources, and have the option to study abroad at the Arizona campus in Tucson, USA.”

“We are excited to continue the SBE program’s success beyond our Arizona campus and online programs. Our educational philosophy is to combine the expertise of our faculty in design and planning for more sustainable and resilient built environments with expertise that our Peruvian faculty colleagues bring, particularly in the local environmental, economic and social context. We look forward to supporting the global community of sustainability students, practitioners and researches that the microcampus will connect.”

Ladd Keith, PhD, Assistant Professor in Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments

Read the full story on our program launch and learn more about our microcampus at UPC.