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Consortium of engineering institutions recognize the president of INTEC

Consortium of engineering institutions recognize the president of INTEC

Consortium of engineering institutions recognize the president of INTEC Miguel J. Escala ends his second term as rector of INTEC in August of this year.

Santo Domingo. The Consortium of Engineering Institutions of Latin America and the Caribbean, LACCEI for its acronym in English (Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions), will recognize with the Medal of Academic Merit 2010-2011 the rector of INTEC, Dr. Miguel J. Escala , for his outstanding role as a promoter of the teachings of Engineering in the Caribbean. The prize will be given to him in the framework of the Annual Conference of LACCEI that this year will be celebrated in the first days of August in Medellín, Colombia.

The website of LACCEI states that as rector, since the year 2005, Escala has contributed to the development of national higher education with the creation of the Regional System of Accreditation in Engineering for the Greater Caribbean (GCREAS), as an insurance agency for the quality of academic engineering programs in the region.

Other contributions are the support given to the materialization of the project "Education to think" that in conjunction with the Dominican Ministry of Education and the Teacher's College of the University of Columbia in New York, seeks that children of basic education of the Public School Fray Ramón Pané improve their skills in science, mathematics and Spanish language with classes that integrate environment and engineering and thus obtain a macro view of what they can achieve in the future.

Dr. Escala has been the driving force behind a network of the best engineering education institutions in seven Caribbean countries, known as TEC CARIBE, and has sought partnerships with prestigious engineering schools in the United States and Europe to strengthen the level of the education of the future engineers in INTEC.

LACCEI is a non-profit organization made up of institutions from Latin America and the Caribbean specialized in academic programs in engineering and technology. Annually it awards this recognition to people who, from their role as directors, educators or members of academies of higher studies, play an important role in the growth and development of teaching.


Escala holds a degree in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from INTEC and has a Ph.D. and a Master's degree in Higher Education from the Pennsylvania State University.

He has a broad academic career and has served as professor of both undergraduate and fourth level programs at universities such as INTEC, UASD and the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). Likewise, he has also performed managerial functions in important public institutions, including the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic.

The period of Escala as rector of INTEC, culminates in August of this year.

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