ARNOLDO HAX INTERDISCIPLINARY BUILDING
THE ARNOLDO HAX INTERDISCIPLINARY BUILDING WILL PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION BASED IN THE INTERACTION BETWEEN DISCIPLINES
The “Arnoldo Hax Interdisciplinary Building” is a twelve-story structure whose construction will start on 2016. The main purpose for this building is to provide a space where to nourish academic collaborations between engineering and other disciplines, including biology, physics, mathematics and chemistry.
The building will have an auditorium, chapel, cafeteria, classrooms, offices, spaces for students and multiple laboratories. Adhering to the assertion stated by the USA National Academy of Engineering, the Arnoldo Hax Interdisciplinary Building aims to offer a space where to create new solutions to connect science and life: “No other profession unleashes the spirit of innovation as engineering. From the research and theory to its’ application in the real world, engineers are constantly discovering new ways of improving our lives, creating new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected ways”.
Through Engineering 2030, Engineering UC aims to be among the 50 best engineering schools in the world. In order to do this, we are applying a model that focuses on scientific and technological innovation based in the interaction between disciplines. We understand that human development can be approached from different areas of knowledge, nevertheless, we believe that none alone can answer main problems without experts from diverse disciplines. By creating a building to advance the confrontment of this challenge, Engineering UC is urging for a multidisciplinary mindset in the formation of our students.
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