UPS is part of a network of more than 42 Salesian institutions of Higher Education worldwide that enables feedback in experience and development as well as social and academic experiences. This university has three college campus in three of the largest cities in Ecuador: Cuenca, (where the main headquarters are located), Quito and Guayaquil. Geographic diversity is related to the socio-cultural reality of the students, a source of knowledge and wealth. Since its inception, the University has been characterized by its approaches to traditionally excluded social sectors, whether economically, politically or culturally, to offer academic programs in terms of their human development and professional needs. UPS has promoted the expansion of traditional majors, but also innovative proposals which respond to social change. The University is a structure that creates, manages and communicates with appropriate knowledge and rigorous academic requirements through research, teaching and links with the community. This institution has 25,545 students nationwide for whom we work with 1,008 teachers. We have more tan 60 research groups in areas such as: life sciences, science and technology, agricultural sciences, management sciences, social sciences, and human behavior, among others. By 2017, we carried out more than 160 research projects. Moreover, in 2017 we have done 232 social projects all over Ecuador with a total of 44.786 beneficiaries. The university has laboratories in all its branches, with renewed and equipped laboratories since 2012. Some of them are electricity, electronics, materials, automotive, mechanical, telecommunications, high voltage, electronic design, physics, chemistry, instrumentation automation, mechatronics, combustion engines, process control, telematics, power electronics, polymers testing laboratories, etc. Currently, UPS is paying attention to the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship known as “STARTUPS”.
Bernardo Salgado Guerrero
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