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As part of their tour through Switzerland and Europe, 20 professors and lecturers from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú visited the University of Liechtenstein’s Institute of Architecture and Planning last Thursday.

As part of their tour through Switzerland and Europe, 20 professors and lecturers from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú visited the University of Liechtenstein’s Institute of Architecture and Planning last Thursday.

The exchange between the two universities was initiated by a contact at the University of Liechtenstein’s International Office with the ambassador of Peru to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Juan Carlos Gamarra. During a tour of the campus, DI Hugo Dworzak MArch , head of the Institute of Architecture and Planning since September 2012, informed the visitors from Peru about research and teaching at the institute, as well as local student life. 

Recycle – Reuse – Reshape
The Peruvian delegation received a practical insight into the university’s teaching during a presentation of the current design studio “Recycle – Reuse – Reshape” by Professor Urs Meister and Carmen Rist. Students from the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture are experimenting with discarded materials, recycling them into assemblages and so giving them a new lease of life. The results form the basis for visions of a listed power station on the river Limmat in Zurich, and can also be seen at ArtDesign Feldkirch from 8 to 11 November 2012 .



Academic exchange
At the closing drinks reception, Professor Frederick Cooper Llosa, director of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanistics, founded in 2002, and DI Hugo Dworzak MArch were able to discuss different approaches in architectural education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and at the University of Liechtenstein. In South and Central America, Liechtenstein already has close contacts with four architecture partner universities in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú offers 21,000 students more than 40 courses at Diploma of Advanced Studies , Master’s and PhD level, and is ranked 31st in Latin America for top-quality academic performance. “An exchange with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú opens up new perspectives for us in the direction of South America,” said DI Hugo Dworzak March, who is delighted by the new contact.


Professor Frederick Cooper Llosa, director of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and DI Hugo Dworzak MArch, head of the Institute of Architecture and Planning, at the visit of the Peruvian delegation to the University of Liechtenstein.