Founded in 1972 with the aim of generating knowledge for economic and social development of the country, the Research Center of Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP) is an organization that brings together teachers from various disciplines that also work as researchers. They apply innovative research methods, perform high-quality multidisciplinary research, and spread research results that address significant challenges for Peruvian society. In addition, the CIUP forms new generations of researchers through their intern and research assistant programs.
After more than four decades of work, the CIUP has produced nearly two thousand books, published by Universidad del Pacífico Publishing Fund and has organized a number of professional and academic events in which the most important issues of national life were discussed. During this time, its scope of action has been expanded to seven areas of study that stand out for their significant contributions to the public administration, the private sector, and international organizations.