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Revista Científica de la UCSA

On-line version ISSN 2409-8752

Rev. ciente. UCSA vol.6 no.1 Asunción Apr. 2019 


"Contribution of the Postgraduate in Electronic Engineering in the training of researchers"

Jorge Rodas1 

1Universidad del Cono Sur de las Américas (UCSA). Asunción, Paraguay

The University of the Southern Cone of the Americas (UCSA) faithful to its mission-oriented to research and innovation has initiated in February 2019 its first graduate program called "Master in Electronic Engineering, with emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency." The aforementioned postgraduate program obtained funding from the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) through the Support Program for Teacher-Researcher Training, Call 2017. In this context, CONACYT promotes the strengthening of national capacities for scientific research and national technological development.

Therefore, the Master in Electronic Engineering aims to form a critical mass of researchers, capable of generating scientific knowledge within the field of Research, Development, and Innovation (R+D+i), based on sound theoretical-experimental foundations for the development of innovation in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency. To achieve this objective, the academic project has highly qualified teachers specialized in the different areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency from Spain, Chile, Canada, and Paraguay.

From the point of view of the training of researchers, the program provides for the preparation of scientific articles within the framework of the Master's Final Works that will be sent for publication and presentation at international conferences of recognized prestige. On the other hand, students will also have active participation in research projects so that they can link what they have learned with the needs of Paraguay in the energy field. All this constitutes a milestone from the point of view of highly qualified training in research, both for UCSA and for the country.

On the other hand, from a contemporary, regional and local point of view, the postgraduate program will focus on the use of non-conventional renewable energies such as wind energy and photovoltaic solar energy. In this context, electronic engineering plays a vital role through electronic power converters, which fulfill the function of guaranteeing the maximum delivery of energy generated from renewable energy sources. Consequently, the new knowledge generated would help power the use of renewable energy sources in the country, which to date is focused on hydroelectric and biomass.


CONACYT (2018). Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica con énfasis en Energías Renovables y Eficiencia Energética, de la Universidad del Cono Sur de las Américas (UCSA). Disponible en: ]

UCSA (2018). Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica. Disponible en: ]

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