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Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo
Riobamba, Ecuador


University description (as per official university website)

Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (ESPOCH) has its origin in the Chimborazo Higher Technological Institute, established by Law No.6090, issued by the National Congress on April 18, 1969. Started its academic activities on May 2, 1972 with the Schools of Engineering Animal Husbandry, Nutrition and Dietetics and Mechanical Engineering. Opens on April 3, 1972.

On September 28, 1973 is annexed the School of Agricultural Sciences, PUCE, adopting the designation of School of Agricultural Engineering.


According to Law 6909 of April 18, 1969, issued by the National Congress published by the Official Gazette No. 173 of May 7, 1969, establishing the Higher Institute of Technology Chimborazo, beginning his academic work on May 2, 1972. The change of name to Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo ESPOCH, is produced by Law No. 1223 of October 29, 1973 published in Official Gazette No. 425 of 6 November that year. School of Dietetics and Nutrition and Animal Husbandry Engineering faculties became as stipulated in the Higher Education Act in relevant articles.

In 1978 he created the School of Chemistry and Business Administration. On August 15, 1984 created the School of Doctorate in Mathematical Physics which together with the School of Chemistry and Technology Doctoral existing form entering the Faculty of Sciences.

On 21 December 1985 establishing the School of Computing becoming dependent on the Faculty of Sciences. The race of Biochemistry and Pharmacy was created by Resolution No. 311 of] Honorable Polytechnic Council (HCP) of 7 September 1999.

On September 27, 1992 created the School of Engineering and Technology Banking and Finance in Marketing who join the Faculty of Business Administration, Engineering Systems joins the Faculty of Science Degree in Health Education passing be part of the School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health today called.

On November 17, 1994. Through resolutions HCP N º. 238 and 239, are created School of Engineering and Technology School Ecotourism Agroforestry today as part of the Faculty of Agriculture, now called Natural Resources.

On 7 July 1995 and The School of Linguistics and June 31, 1997, changes its name to School of Languages and Communication, by Resolution No. 296.

On August 15, 1995 through Resolution No. 167 establishing HCP Engineering School of Animal Industries horn part of the Faculty of Animal Science, Faculty of Engineering formerly called Animal Husbandry.

On September 7, 1995, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering creates Enforcement Careers in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Maintenance, through resolutions 200 and 200a, the HCP

On August 19, 1996, by Resolution No. 236 establishing the Faculty of Science, attached to the School of Computer Science, Electronic Engineering Career.

On July 31, 1997, the Faculty of Business Administration The School of Technology in Marketing and Engineering in Marketing, by resolution No. 317 of HCP races Foreign Trade and Financial Engineering are created by resolution No. 142 HCP of March 28, 2000.

The 2000, by Resolution No. Of HCP establishing the School of Computer and Electronics in the same grouping schools in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology and Graphic Design.

The ESPOCH is an institution with legal personality fully autonomous public law, is governed by the Constitution of Ecuador, the Higher Education Act and its own statutes and regulations and is domiciled in the city of Riobamba.

"Being a leading academic institution of higher education and scientific and technological support for economic and cultural development of the province of Chimborazo and the country, with quality, relevance and social recognition."

"Being competitive professionals, entrepreneurs, aware of their national identity, social justice, democracy and preservation of healthy environment through the generation, transmission, adaptation and application of scientific and technological knowledge to contribute to the sustainable development of our country."


Achieve a modern and efficient administration in academic, administrative and institutional development.

Set in an organization ESPOCH systemic, flexible, adaptive and dynamic to respond timely and efficiently to the needs of our society.

Develop an inclusive and supportive organizational culture to facilitate individual and collective development of the polytechnics.

Strengthen the educational model through consolidation of academic units, ensuring better coordination between the university functions.

Boost the corporate governance through devolution of functions and responsibilities, ensuring optimization of resources within the framework of the Law and the Statute Polytechnic.

Promote basic and applied research, linking with other university functions and the productive and social sectors.

Promote the generation of goods and services based on scientific and technological potential of the ESPOCH.

The ESPOCH is a public institution that bases its actions on the principles of autonomy, democracy, co-governance, academic freedom and inviolability of its premises. Encourages respect for the inherent values of the individual, which guarantees freedom of thought, expression, religion, equality, pluralism, tolerance, critical thinking and compliance with laws and regulations.

• Provide education at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in science and technology, based on research and production of goods and services;

• Conduct scientific research and technology to ensure the generation, assimilation and adaptation of knowledge that solve the problems of Ecuadorian society;

• preparing leaders with solid scientific, technological, humanistic, with the ability to educate themselves, to understand the socioeconomic realities of the country, Latin America and the world, to cultivate the truth, ethics, solidarity, who are responsible citizens that contribute effectively and creatively to the welfare of society;

• The ongoing pursuit of academic excellence through quality practice in all its activities, and

• Encourage the development of national and universal culture to strengthen our national identity and values.

Are means and instruments for achieving its purposes:

• The integral PLANNING short, medium and long term;

• Scientific research;

• The high-level teaching, specialist and research capacity;

• The infrastructure, science and modern technology;

• The publication of scientific information in all its manifestations;

• The direct link with the productive sectors and social and

• Others who contribute to fulfilling its mission.

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