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Dr Bibiana Arango Alzate

Dr Bibiana Arango Alzate


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Dr Bibiana Arango Alzate has been a lecturer at the International College of Management (ICMS) since October 2018. Previously she has been a lecturer at the School of Engineering of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) from 2008 to 2018. Bibiana began her professional career as the Academic Coordinator of the Specialization in Innovation Management and the Master’s Degree in Technology Management. Both programs were transferred to other cities where the University has campuses and to the business sector. In addition, Bibiana led the process of renewing the specialization and Master’s Degree registers as required by the Colombian Department of Education.

In 2012, Bibiana led the development and presentation of the first Ph.D program in Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) in Colombia within the Department of Education. Currently, this is one of the most coveted programs in Colombia. Bibiana has been a consultant in the creation of Master’s Degree programs at international Universities, as the University of Santiago de Chile, where she was invited to be a visiting professor in 2015. Bibiana has been a supervisor and acted as a member of the Jury of Specialization, Master and Doctorate Thesis at national and international level. In addition, she has worked as an undergraduate and postgraduate lecturer in courses such as Technology and Innovation Management, Research Methodologies and Foresight & Technology Surveillance.

Bibiana’s academic qualifications include an undergraduate degree in Forest Engineering from the National University of Colombia and a Ph. D in Forest Resources from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Bibiana has participated in multiple national transfer projects in small, medium and multinational companies – and in addition, has collaborated internationally with entities such as:

  • The Office of science technology and innovation of the organization of American States (OAS)
  • The university of santiago of Chile (USACH) • The border college of Mexico (COLEF)
  • IALE technology company (Spain & Chile)
  • The innovation center of the city of knowledge foundation (CoKF) of Panama.

Bibiana has authored and co-authored multiple articles and books, and in addition, has presented at a number of events in the area of technology and innovation management. In recognition of her communication and problem-solving skills, in 2015 Bibiana was invited to fill a new role (Coordinator of the School Permanency Program), which was created by the School of Engineering to provide academic support to students during their career at the university.


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