Polytechnic Salesian University of Ecuador

HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Polytechnic Salesian University of Ecuador
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Universidad Politécnica Salesiana del Ecuador


Institutional postal address: 
Turuhuayco 3-69 y Calle Vieja
Latin America and Caribbean
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
+59372862213 ext. 1100

Mission / Vision


MISSION: Universidad Politécnica Salesiana is a humanistic and polytechnic institution of higher education based on Christian inspiration, with catholic characteristics and Salesian nature. It is directed to prefer young people from lower income groups and seeks to educate students to become "honest citizens and good Christians" with academic and research capabilities which contribute to local and national sustainable development.


VISION: To be a higher education institution recognized for seeking the truth, for developing culture, and promoting scientific and technological research. As well as being socially recognized for its academic excellence, being socially responsible and for its capacity to influence interculturality.



1. Academy: Constitution of a scientific community with vocation professional, committed, legitimate, and aware of the needs of local and national development.

2. Academic Efficiency: Innovation and excellence of training in undergraduate and postgraduate programs that ensure permanence and efficiency terminal of your students.

3. Management and Institutional Policy: Consolidation of transparent management and efficient institutional resources, to ensure the definition and promotion of policies for a relevant education with the needs of the country, to monitor their work education, its presence in society and its proposal for equity to achieve inclusion and communication of the truth

4. Infrastructure: Strengthening the infrastructure that guarantees the adequate pedagogical facilities for the development of teaching and learning activities.

5. Administrative Management: Pertinence and effectiveness of management administrative-financial.

Main activities


Research, Higher Education, Social Work, Publishing

Access, equity and quality


UPS is known for its numerous research and social projects related to accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities. In particular, it has the UNESCO Chair Support Technology for inclusion, as well as the Support Center for inclusion. It also stands out for its social work with the less favored sectors of Ecuadorian society, such as the academic program of degree in Business Administration in some prisons of the country, as well as the study programs for indigenous people and their support to the PACES Foundation that work with children’s.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government