As part of its plan of expansion of educational supply, the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) will allocate US$20 million until 2017 for the development of its campus in Pachacamac, which is projected to house a population of over 1,350 students for careers in engineering, one of the largest in the university.
Although since 2011, the 36 thousand m2 of land on which is located the modern headquarters of the USIL already belonged to the university and were employed as a recreation area sports, it was only since last year that started the works to raise labs and classrooms, explained the general manager of the house of studies, Juan Manuel Ostoja.
Thus, after moving in parallel with the schedule, the first stage of what will be an integral campus was inaugurated yesterday. “What we have are civil engineering laboratories, agro-industrial, industrial and environmental engineering, in addition to some classrooms. […] To date, what we are investing is about US $ 10 million, ” he said.
For some months now, some 800 students have already been studying at this new university headquarters and 600 of them belong to the Beca 18 programme. For their transfer, they employ the fleet of 20 buses departing from the La Molina campus at 6: 30 a.m. and where there will be interactive English reinforcement classes. It is estimated that by August, the start of a new university cycle, more students will be received.
The agro-industrial plant was built in an area of more than 2,100 m2 and is equipped with the most modern technology of the food industry. “The plant is ready to process all kinds of fruit and vegetables and will soon include dairy, meat and cocoa,” announced the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Antonio Tacchino del Pino.
In addition, the authority added, the laboratory is also a model plant, especially for water treatment. “The water entering the plant is treated for the consumption of our students and laboratories. The water that comes out is also treated for later use in irrigation and cleaning. [Thus] we fulfill to teach that we have a social responsibility to conserve the environment,” he said.