Mission Statement

COFI hosts full time scientists and students from all Puerto Rico, continental USA and from abroad. We collaborate on emerging fundamental science projects, develop advanced training programs and public lectures. Increasing our exposure to cutting edge researchers and opportunities to collaborate with scientists of a diverse intellectual and cultural background.


The goal is to foster interdisciplinary cooperation based on disciplinary excellence by creating a new forum for basic science research. With this strategy it will be easier to influence and promote changes needed in science education and the integration of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, while helping us develop scientifically and technologically. Basic science research is indispensable for scientific innovation and a prerequisite for scientific breakthroughs towards a sustainable world.