Welcome to the website of the Research Group on “Engineering Sciences and Global Development” (EScGD).

In collaboration with other academics and actors of international cooperation, EScGD contributes to the promotion of research for development through practice and research in engineering.

Our approach is based on the analysis of the specific reality and its socio-environmental problems with a systemic, integrating and holistic perspective; and with an essentially practical approach focused on the generation and transfer of knowledge through active participation.

We approach the reality of the communities and societies with which we work from the perspective of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, with special emphasis on the situation of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged..

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are our tools: engineering sciences provide the basis for transforming ideas into realities that contribute to building more inclusive and sustainable societies.

Our goal is therefore research and innovation in this context. Here you can see how we work . Since 2014, EScGD has received the recognition (with funding) of the Generalitat of Catalonia, first as an emerging group (2014-2016), and later as a pre-consolidated group (2017 - current affairs).