Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peruvian University Students Design Rover for NASA Challenge

Friday March 03, 2017

Peruvian University students have designed a rover for the NASA Human Exploration Challenge Rover Challenge. 17 students from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru have come together to form the competition group Deimos.

The group constructed the Deimos War, an ultra-lightweight rover that the team hopes will perform favorably when they go to the competition in late March.

Peru is not a country that has been known for its technological innovations. However, Deimos seeks to change this perception (more…)

Lima hosts an exhibition showing crafts from all over Peru

Friday May 27, 2016

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry in Peru is organizing a fair called “From our hands” with the purpose of promoting the handmade works from local artisans and to be able to turn this into a source of income for them.

During this year’s edition 123 artisans coming from Lima, Ayacucho, Cusco, Cajamarca, Piura, Puno, Junin, Arequipa, Huancavelica,Loreto, Amazonas, Apurimac, Callao, La Libertd, Pasco, Lambayeque, San Martin and Ucayali will participate.

Every year the event grows bigger, developing itself as a way for the artisans to connect with the market (more…)

The Demand for Guinea Pigs increases

Tuesday April 26, 2016

The National Institute of Agriculture Innovation is a research team that is dedicated to improve guinea pigs in the countries of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Not only are countries in South America interested in this endeavor, but Africa has also expressed interest. Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are planning to host events on food security, and Peru has been invited to said events.

The lead research of the National Institute of Agriculture Innovation (more…)

Collection of Peruvian textile is shown in Italy

Monday April 18, 2016

An exhibition of Peruvian textile is hown during the Milano Design Week in Italy held at Ventura Lambrate (VL 2016). There is a total of over 70 pieces made by 23 different artists from the Ayacucho and the Lambayeque regions.

It shows the latest contemporary design innovations brought by renowned talents in Peru, independent studios, galleries, academies and institutions from all over the world.

The collection is called “Encuentro bajo el sol de los Dioses” (more…)

Peru and the UK unite for science

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Starting in July of last year and running to the end of this month, a program was initiated to create and develop science and technology. The session that was held last week in Lima was part of the Science and Innovation Program and was administrated by the UK Embassy, the British Council, and Peru´s Concytec.

With a fund of $600,000, researchers will develop projects that improve the welfare of both Peru and the UK.

Last Wednesday, March 16th, many leaders of both Peru and the United Kingdom were present at a meeting that discussed ties between the two countries. (more…)

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