Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
If you are already part of the ESPOL community, whether as a student, teacher or administrator, or you'd simply like to know a bit more about us, you can go on a virtual tour of the university through Tour the University. Reviewing the statistics of the increasing number of students entering ESPOL will give you an idea why students prefer studying in ESPOL. A historical summary and curriculum of ESPOL shows the level of the Institution; the Rectors' Gallery identifies those who forged ahead with the institutional changes and shows ESPOL's symbols: the flag, shield and hymn of ESPOL, our identity. ESPOL has various Centres of Investigation involved in initiatives with both national and foreign companies. Equally, there are various specialized Academic Programs in ESPOL, at varying academic levels: engineering, technologies, Master's and Doctorates. We have different campuses and branches located in several provinces of Ecuador. ESPOL has an institutional goal which is outlined in ESPOL's Stategic Plan, with a Mission, Vision, Field of Management and an Operative Plan as well as the corresponding institutional objectives. The Rector of ESPOL presents a progress report annually to the entire ESPOL community, as well as unveiling the annual operative plan. ESPOL keeps people informed through various media: El Informativo, Revistas Propuestas and a series of books published by professors from many different areas.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Deportivo Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador is a soccer club based in Quito, Ecuador. Currently is playing on the first division (Serie A) of the national championship
Universidad del Pacifico
Universidad del Pacífico (English: University of the Pacific) (UP) is a private university in Lima, Peru. Universidad del Pacífico (UP) is a private university established in 1962 by a group of Peruvian entrepreneurs supported by the Jesuit community. Today is has become a university specialized in the areas of economics and business administration. In the past three decades, UP has been ranked as the most prestigious higher education institution in its fields of specialization in Peru, and among the leading institutions of its kind in the Latin American region. At the undergraduate level UP offers Bachelor's degrees in Economics, and in Business Administration and Accounting. At the graduate level, it offers a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Finance. At the moment it has approximately 1,600 students enrolled at the undergraduate level, and 500 students enrolled in graduate programs. The academic year at the Universidad del Pacífico at the undergraduate level consists of 2 semesters. The first semester begins in late-March and ends in July; the second semester begins in mid-August and ends in mid-December. A break of approximately 3 to 4 weeks occurs in between both semesters. At the graduate level, the academic year consists of 3 terms: January-April, May-August, and September-December. The back entrance of the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Perú. M. Lamberts, 2004.The University conducts large-scale research projects within Peru and at the Latin American level, particularly in the areas of international economics and trade, public policy, regulation of the economy, health and environmental economics, human development, civil society and philanthropy, and SMEs. Some of these are funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and other regional development agencies.
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a private university founded in 1987 and legally existing beneath the umbrella organization "Corporación de Promoción Universitario (CPU)" (a non-profit foundation). USFQ is located in Cumbaya, a valley adjacent to Quito, Ecuador. The CPU is dedicated to improving education in Ecuador through the principles of liberal arts education. USFQ which first opened its doors in 1987, and its programs have been officially recognized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and Culture since 1995. USFQ’s student body numbers in the neighborhood of 5,000. 3,300 are 4-year undergraduates, 800 are “tecnología” (community college) students, 900 are in a program for police cadets, 700 are international students from 40 countries (300 is the average number from the U.S.), 200 are graduate students, 120 are in the Cisco Systems Academy, 70 are students on the Galapagos campus, and 50 study in the Women’s College.
Universidad Santa María Campus Guayaquil
The university takes its names from Federico Santa María, a Chilean who lived in France. He raised a huge fortune as broker in the sugar market in Paris. In his testament, Santa María donated all his fortune to build in Valparaíso—his hometown—a high-standard technical and scientific institution. This institution would be dedicated to prepare students with a deficient socioeconomic condition but great potential to gain technical and scientific knowledge, so they could contribute to the progress of Chile. Following his philosophy, on March 31, 1926, an institution was created to develop Santa María's legacy. Finally on 1931 the School of Crafts and Arts and School of Engineering José Miguel Carrera was founded. In 1935 its name changed to Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. In 1960 the Graduate School was created. In 1963 the university became the first higher-education institution in Latin America to confer a doctorate.
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) was officially recognized by the Ecuadorian State according to the executive decree No. 646 published in the official record No. 217 on May 5, 1971. With this the UTPL becomes an autonomous corporate organization that is protected by the "Modus Vivendi" document formalized between the Saint Principal Office and the Ecuadorian State, keeping in mind the norms of the Church in its organization and governance. It provides on-campus and distance education. The latter dates back to 1976, which makes it a pioneer in Latin America. Was fundate for the Ecuadorian "Marista" Group (EMG) founded the UTPL on May 3, 1971 with the approval and the support of the Diocese of Loja and run by the same group until October 1997. Nowadays the UTPL is administered by the Religious Association "Id of Redeeming Christ" Identes Missioners.
Universidad Tecnológica América
Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) (Central American Technological University) is a private coeducational institution with campuses in the two main cities of Honduras: Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. The University was founded in 1986 by a group of Honduras Businessmen and Professors of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH - Honduras National University) who had envisioned the creation of an institute that had its main focus on teaching the sciences to its students without compromising their knowledge of the human sciences. In 1992 the first 28 students graduated from Unitec. In 1994 Unitec inaugurated its own campus in Tegucigalpa Since 1989 Unitec has presence in the city of San Pedro Sula, mostly with graduates programs and later with a campus with undergraduates and graduates students. In 2007 Unitec inaugurated its own campus in San Pedro Sula