Louisiana delegation visits CDS

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Approximately twenty scholars and businessmen from the state of Louisiana visited the City of Knowledge (CDS) campus in recent days. The reason for this visit was to meet with several affiliates and attend a presentation by the Executive President of the City of Knowledge Foundation (FCDS), Jorge Arosemena.

Professor Jorge Arosemena gave the delegation a brief presentation about the City of Knowledge project. In it he stated that the CDS, former U.S. military base, now houses a thriving international community where academic, scientific, humanistic and corporate institutions collaborate to further human and sustainable development, based on knowledge. Since its inception, the FCDS works to attract and establish in its campus innovative companies, prestigious research and training centers, as well as advanced academic programs and major international organizations.

The Louisiana delegation also attended a presentation of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, by its director Dr. Mathew Larsen, and a presentation of the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, by Dr. Jorge Motta. Besides, they had a fruitful exchange with various members of City of Knowledge such as Dr. Jagannatha Rao, Director of the Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology Services (INDICASAT), Aracely Quintero, Director of USF Health Panama, Antonio Arias, Director of Absorption Systems, Silvia Molina, Manager at Medistem, and Alexandra Anyfanti, Professor at FSU Panama.

The visit also included a tour of the campus for the delegation to get to know its facilities and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings.