Organization profile

Organization profile

The presence of the Salesian Polytechnic University in Guayaquil responds to the need to expand Salesian higher education to the largest city and economic capital of the country. The centennial prestige of the Cristobal Colon, Domingo Comin, Domingo Savio, Maria Mazarello and Maria Auxiliadora schools are the immediate reference of the Salesian university proposal. The Domingo Comín School and its Technical Institute, by offering technical high schools, were the basis for the creation of the UPS. Thus, having founded the Cuenca and Quito campuses in 1994, on September 23, 1998, the then National Council of Higher Education (CONESUP) approved the creation of the Guayaquil Campus with the degrees of Electronic Engineering and Educational Sciences. Due to the unusual demand of students, we found it necessary to have our own infrastructure and began to build the Centennial Campus because, as time went by, the Salesian schools became overcrowded with students from the university who attended at night. The Guayaquil campus has had a sustained and considerable growth in student population and infrastructure. Currently, we have modern facilities equipped with the latest technology and more than 7,000 students.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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