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Research group


Engineering and Society Research Group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Colombian Ministry of Science








Engineering and technology


Other engineering and technologies

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Strategic Focus

The Engineering and Society Research Group considers that engineering must contribute to face and solve the diverse challenges and problems that characterize our society, whether it is in public or in private contexts. As a group pertaining to the Department of Industrial Engineering, we recognize that the development of our potential contributions will be based on knowledge specific to our profession. We focus on two fundamental knowledge sources:

Social issues or challenges related to the production of goods and services in public or private contexts, and social issues or challenges related to Social Development.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Engineering and Education.
  • Engineering and health.
  • Engineering and Business Management.
  • Engineering and Social Development.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality Education Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth

Group Coordinator

Silvia Teresa Morales, PhD

PhD in Business Management, Strategy and Organization,

University of Valencia.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Colombian Operational Research Society (ASOCIO).
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Department of Industrial Engineering.
  • Universidad Autónoma Bucaramanga.
  • University of Southampton, Southampton Business School.
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • Red Universitaria Iberoamericana sobre Creación de Empresas y Emprendimiento (Ibero-American University Association for Business and Entrepreneurship Creation).
  • University de La Sabana.
  • Universidad EAFIT.

Notable Projects

  • Logistical management of home hospitalization systems - Diagnosis and formulation of practices for improving the delivery of this service in the Aburra Valley.
  • Analysis of the dynamic of illegal human settlements in protected areas of Medellin’s developable urban boundaries.
  • Perceptions of Industrial Engineering program students and teachers on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • Assessment model for the perceived service quality of the remote education Industrial Engineering program of the Universidad de Antioquia by the students of this program.
  • Design of an Information System for the Integral Monitoring of Hunger Determinants (SINHambre): pilot case in the indigenous population of La Guajira.

Main Research Results

  • Systematic Review of Integrated Sustainable Transportation Models for Electric Passenger Vehicle Diffusion. DOI: https://bit.ly/35YZ6LZ
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management Practices and Sustainable Performance in Hospitals: A Systematic Review and Integrative Framework. DOI: https://bit.ly/2Z16R2d
  • Perceived Service Quality Factors in Online Higher Education. DOI: https://bit.ly/2Z2FC7u
  • A Markov-Monte Carlo Simulation Model to Support Urban Planning Decisions: A Case Study for Medellín, Colombia. DOI: https://bit.ly/2WvcOTJ

Research Portafolio

  • Continuous formation courses.
  • Counseling and consulting on topics related to the group’s lines of research.

More Information


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