Universidad del Azuay
University description (as per official university website)
La Universidad del Azuay born in 1968 and is headquartered in the city of Cuenca, capital of the province of Azuay. Historically, in the beginning was a part, first, of Santiago de Guayaquil Catholic University and then at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. In 1990, after complying with all legal requirements was recognized as the University of Azuay, through Republic Act. In 2006 became the first university in achieving Acreditaciónpor Ecuadorian part of the National Assessment and Accreditation CONEA.
As a university we aim ...
Offer careers that meet the needs of the region and the country within a holistic concept of human being, so that the professional preparation is a solid commitment to serve society, especially the most needy, seeking their improvement.
Develop actions that project to the community its cultural, scientific, technological and ethical.
Continuously updated knowledge from scientific and cultural development and revert to the university community, alumni and society.
Put into practice its principles respecting and defending the cultural multiplicity of Ecuador and its historical, natural and ecological.
Contribute to the development of science, culture, technology, arts and literature, through teaching, research and more appropriate actions within and outside the university community.
Promote the integration and interagency cooperation for purposes other matching or complementary.
All of this balanced technical and humanistic fields.
Ethically committed people form with the society, from their academic preparation, commitment and knowledge of reality, contribute to the development of their environment.
Being a humanist education community internationally recognized for its academic quality and their contributions to knowledge that promotes the development of the individual and their environment and working for a just and equitable society.
Principles and Values
• Search for truth
We seek truth guided by reason
Practice respect for diversity.
• Social commitment
Working for a just and equitable society with honesty, transparency and social accountability ..
• Environmental Awareness
We promote sustainable development and environmental protection.
• Community participatory
Our management is characterized by active and proactive participation of all members of the community.
• non-profit Education
We believe in education as a supportive service ..
• Academic quality
We work for continuous improvement and accreditation of our university work.