Universidad politécnica salesiana (UPS)
Turuhuayco 3-69 y Calle Vieja
010102 Cuenca
Phone: +59372050000
E-mail: rector@ups.edu.ec

Contact person: P. Juan CÁRDENAS (Rector Universidad politécnica salesiana) jcardenas@ups.edu.ec

Scientific journal: Retos (Revista de Ciencias de Administracion y Economia) https://revistas.ups.edu.ec/index.php/retos



Universidad Politécnica Salesiana


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), 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 26,433 students nationwide for whom we work with 971 teachers and 129 support teachers. We work with policies to support the needy classes through our educational credit with social responsibility. We have 73 research groups in areas such as: ​​life sciences, science and technology, agricultural sciences, management sciences, social sciences, and human behavior, among others.
By 2019, we carried out 539 research projects. The university has laboratories in all its branches, with renewed and equipped laboratories. 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”. It has 155 projects. In 2015, this institution was accredited as a business incubator, a recognition granted just for a few universities by the Ecuadorian State for tour STARTUPS processes.