The Center for Development Cooperation (CCD) is a unit of the UPC, founded in 1992 at the initiative of the Social Council. The CCD is created with the mission to promote the active involvement of the UPC in development cooperation and to support the implementation of initiatives in this field by all members of the UPC. In addition, it develops a task of training and raising awareness about this problem.

As a fundamental part of its mission of service to society, the University has the responsibility to actively participate in the promotion of solidarity and equity among peoples and the promotion of a better human and sustainable development in the world, based on the activities of teaching, research and the transfer of knowledge and technology.


  • Raising awareness among the UPC community towards social, technical and economic problems in developing countries, organizing concrete activities and supporting the initiatives coming from UPC community members.
  • Form the University community members about cooperation and its related problems, trying to stimulate their participation on technical cooperation projects in developing countries.
  • Collaborate with NGO, enterprises and institutions that share the criteria and objectives of the CCD, and share experiences with other universities and organizations that work on the field of cooperation for development.
  • Cooperate and advise developing countries, through the execution of technological applications carried out by UPC members with the CCD support; cooperate and advise focusing on leaders, graduates and technicians from developing countries trough relation, training and exchange programs, and projects staying for a limited time in our country, being guide by the UPC; in order to form professionals in those countries to promote development.
  • Inform and document, through data and material collection, with the aim to have enough elements to put into practice the objectives and the programs planned, and to spread within the UPC the initiatives and activities that other NGO and institutions offer.