The University


Historical Review

The University of Azuay was born in 1968 and has its headquarters in the city of Cuenca, capital of the province of Azuay. In its beginnings it was part, first, of the Santiago Catholic University of Guayaquil and, later, of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.

In 1990, after fulfilling all the legal requirements, it was recognized as Universidad del Azuay, through the Law of the Republic.

In the year 2006 became the first Ecuadorian university to achieve accreditation by the National Council for Evaluation and Accreditation, CONEA.  

The University of Azuay offers undergraduate training through its twenty-nine schools distributed in six faculties.

Postgraduate training is offered through masters and specializations, the academic offer responds to the needs identified in our region and country framed in the commitment to serve society.

 

Our mission

We are a University Community that trains people with critical thinking, ethically committed to society, which contributes to science and knowledge to achieve the integral development of our environment. 

 

Vision

To be a research-oriented University; accredited with national and international standards; and, become a national academic reference.

Safety, health and environment policy.

Being faithful to our principles and values ​​at the Universidad del Azuay we commit ourselves to:

  • Protect the health and safety of all those who make the "University Community" by promoting and developing adequate working conditions and a sustainable environment.
  • Make learning and continuous improvement part of our life as a contribution to create and develop a culture of prevention and self-care. Comply with the legal regulations of S&SO, applicable to our institutional actions.
  • Assign the necessary resources to develop a system to prevent occupational health and safety risks.
  • Promote the participation and compliance with the guidelines for industrial safety and occupational health in all its employees, contractors, visitors and other personnel related to the execution of its processes.
  • Disseminate this Policy to the entire University Community.

It is the active and permanent commitment of all University employees, contractors and interested parties, to comply with this Policy.

 

Principles and values

Search for the truth

  We seek the truth guided by reason.

Pluralism

  We practice respect for diversity.

Social Commitment

  We work for a fair and equitable society with honesty, transparency and social accountability.

Environmental awareness

  We promote sustainable development and the protection of the environment.

Participatory community

  Our management is characterized by the active and proactive participation of all the members of the community.

Non-profit education

  We believe in education as a solidary service.

Academic quality

  We work for the continuous improvement and accreditation of our university work.


 

University Anthem



Educational Model


Educational model

 

Statute, regulations and resolutions

Law

Organic Law of Higher Education 

statute

Statute of the University of Azuay 

Resolutions of the University Council
  • Year 2022

    The University

    Resolutions of the University Council

    2022

    Resolution No. CU-2022-001

    Reform to the academic calendar for the period September 2021- February 2022

    Resolution No. CU-2022-002

    Approval of the academic calendar for the period March - August 2022

    Resolution No. CU-2022-003

    Designation of the new member to integrate the Legal Commission

    Resolution No. CU-2022-004

    Approval of the non-substantive curricular adjustment of the Mining career

    Resolution No. CU-2022-005

    Approval of requests for financial support for postgraduate studies

    Resolution No. CU-2022-006

    Approval of requests for withdrawal of subjects

    Resolution No. CU-2022-007

    Approval of license applications

    Resolution No. CU-2022-008

    Ratification of the collaboration agreement with CEELA, Consortium of the project: "Strengthening capacities for energy efficiency in buildings in Latin America"

    Resolution No. CU-2022-009

    Framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation with the Autonomous Decentralized Municipal Government of the Cuenca Canton, the Rural Parish of Baños, the Nero Regional Potable Water and Sanitation Administrative Board, the FONAPA Trust ...

    Resolution No. CU-2022-010

    Specific exchange agreement with Southern Utah University Ceder City United States.

    Resolution No. CU-2022-011

    Cooperation framework agreement with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the canton of Sevilla de Oro

    Resolution No. CU-2022-012

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement to co-edit literary and graphic works with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Cuenca canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-013

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement for access to postgraduate programs with the University of Cuenca

    Resolution No. CU-2022-014

    Academic exchange agreement with the National University of Colombia

    Resolution No. CU-2022-015

    Collaboration framework agreement with the Universidad del Este, La Plata - Argentina

    Resolution No. CU-2022-016

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Cuenca canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-017

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Electricity Corporation of Ecuador CELEC EP - CELEC Sur Business Unit

    Resolution No. CU-2022-018

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Cuenca canton, Cuenca Botanical Garden

    Resolution No. CU-2022-019

    Framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation and linkage with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Cuenca canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-020

    Cooperation agreement with the International Organization for Migration IOM

    Resolution No. CU-2022-021

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Municipal Public Company for Telecommunications, Potable Water, Sewerage and Sanitation of the Basin ETAPA EP

    Resolution No. CU-2022-022

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Oblatas Todosantos Foundation for the redesign of the architectural blueprint for Hostal Todosantos

    Resolution No. CU-2022-023

    Specific agreement for academic cooperation and links with the community with the Todosantos Patrimonial Complex Foundation

    Resolution No. CU-2022-024

    Specific agreement for pre-professional internships with the Todosantos Patrimonial Complex Foundation for students of the School of Tourism of the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Education Sciences

    Resolution No. CU-2022-025

    Specific agreement for pre-professional internships with the Todosantos Patrimonial Complex Foundation for students of the Faculty of Administration Sciences

    Resolution No. CU-2022-026

    Specific agreement of pre-professional practices with the University of Cuenca for the project "Implementation of artisan, musical and gastronomic production workshops as economic resources for recycling families"

    Resolution No. CU-2022-027

    Memorandum of understanding with the University of Russia

    Resolution No. CU-2022-028

    Framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation with the Administrative Board of Potable Water and Regional Sanitation "Nero Project"

    Resolution No. CU-2022-029

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with Empresa Electro Generadora del Austro Elecaustro SA

    Resolution No. CU-2022-030

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with Empresa Electro Generadora del Austro Elecaustro SA

    Resolution No. CU-2022-031

    Modifying addendum to the inter-institutional cooperation agreement signed with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Cuenca canton and the Environmental Management Commission

    Resolution No. CU-2022-032

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the National Planning Secretariat

    Resolution No. CU-2022-033

    Inter-institutional agreement with Eramus Hasselt University Belgium and Trasnationale Universiteit Limburg, Belgium, Netherlands

    Resolution No. CU-2022-034

    Inter-institutional agreement with the University of Seville

    Resolution No. CU-2022-035

    General agreement of pre-professional practices with the Municipal Public Cleaning Company of Cuenca EMAC EP

    Resolution No. CU-2022-036

    Comprehensive legal advice framework agreement with the company INDUGLOB SA

    Resolution No. CU-2022-037

    Framework agreement with the National Council of Competencies

    Resolution No. CU-2022-038

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the International Non-Governmental Organization HAIS

    Resolution No. CU-2022-039

    Specific agreement with the International Non-Governmental Organization HAIS

    Resolution No. CU-2022-040

    Legal advice framework agreement with the company Serviandina SA

    Resolution No. CU-2022-042

    Cooperation agreement with the National Institute of Higher Education NIHE Republic of Belarus

    Resolution No. CU-2022-041

    Agreement with the Ecuadorian Corporation for the Development of Research and the REDCEDIA Academy, project "PROS-5.0: Model of sustainable production for Mipymes Textukes"

    Resolution No. CU-2022-043

    Agreement with the Ecuadorian Corporation for the Development of Research and the CEDIA Academy project “Urban Historical Cartography of the Guayaquil - Cuenca - Azogues Axis. Centuries XV - XXI”

    Resolution No. CU-2022-044

    Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Tennessee

    Resolution No. CU-2022-045

    Framework agreement with the Human Rights Secretariat

    Resolution No. CU-2022-046

    Agreement with the Autonomous Decentralized Municipal Government of the canton of Cuenca - Tramway

    Resolution No. CU-2022-047

    Approval of the change of name of the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Education Sciences by Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences

    Resolution No. CU-2022-048

    Designation of the members of the Electoral Council and Court of Appeals for the election of representatives of professors and workers to the Council of the Faculty of Psychology

    Resolution No. CU-2022-049

    Approval of the Master's program in Civil Engineering with a mention in Earthquake Resistant Structures

    Resolution No. CU-2022-050

    Approval of application for financial support for postgraduate studies

    Resolution No. CU-2022-052

    Approval of license applications

    Resolution No. CU-2022-051

    Approval of requests for withdrawal of subjects

    Resolution No. CU-2022-053

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Mushuk Yuyay Association

    Resolution No. CU-2022-054

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Decentralized Autonomous Parish Government of Turi

    Resolution No. CU-2022-055

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Decentralized Autonomous Parish Government of Turi

    Resolution No. CU-2022-056

    Specific agreement with the National Council of Competencies to monitor the implementation of the Territorial Management Model for Integral Human Development of the rural parishes of the Cuenca canton 2022 – 2025

    Resolution No. CU-2022-057

    Specific agreement with the National Council of Competences to build an investment project for the definition of management modalities of the GADS

    Resolution No. CU-2022-058

    Agreement with the Ecuadorian Corporation for the Development of Research and the CEDIA Academy for the project: "Characterization of mathematical modeling processes developed by primary school students"

    Resolution No. CU-2022-059

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Autonomous Decentralized Intercultural Government of the Cañar canton and the Provincial Union of Peasant Organizations of Cañar

    Resolution No. CU-2022-060

    Modifying Addendum I to the co-publishing agreement signed with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Cuenca canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-061

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Azuay

    Resolution No. CU-2022-062

    Specific agreement with the Government of the Province of Azuay to carry out pre-professional internships, link practices and socio-legal link with the community

    Resolution No. CU-2022-063

    Knowledge and approval of substantive curricular adjustments of the sixteen careers offered by the University

    Resolution No. CU-2022-064

    Approval of the budget execution for the year 2021

    Resolution No. CU-2022-065

    Authorization for the contracting of the external audit of the financial statements for the year 2021

    Resolution No. CU-2022-066

    Approval of the budget for the year 2022

    Resolution No. CU-2022-067

    Authorization to consign the values ​​to the Government Council of Assets of the Archdiocese of Cuenca regarding the expropriation of the land located in the Monay sector

    Resolution No. CU-2022-068

    Approval of the Master's program in International Business with a mention in Internationalization Management

    Resolution No. CU-2022-069

    Approval of requests for financial support for postgraduate studies

    Resolution No. CU-2022-070

    Approval of request for withdrawal of subjects

    Resolution No. CU-2022-071

    Approval of license applications

    Resolution No. CU-2022-072

    Approval of application for replacement of title

    Resolution No. CU-2022-073

    Agreement with the Ecuadorian Corporation for the Development of Research and the Academic CEDIA project: "Implementation and deployment of learning clauses to combat bullying and cyberbullying in children and adolescents"

    Resolution No. CU-2022-074

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Girón canton for the comprehensive engineering design of the bridge over the El Chorro river

    Resolution No. CU-2022-075

    Pre-professional internship agreement with the Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Cuenca Canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-076

    Commitment letter with the Pumapungo Museum and the Inter-American Center of Popular Arts CIDAP

    Resolution No. CU-2022-077

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement and pre-professional practices with the Production Chambers of Azuay

    Resolution No. CU-2022-078

    Specific cooperation agreement with the Yanuncay River Basin Conservation Committee

    Resolution No. CU-2022-79

    Possession of the representatives of the professors and workers to the first Council of the Faculty of Psychology

    Resolution No. CU-2022-80

    Call for elections of student representatives to the University Council and Faculty Councils

    Resolution No. CU-2022-81

    Appointment of the members of the Electoral Council and Court of Appeals for the elections of student representatives to the University Council 2022 - 2023

    Resolution No. CU-2022-82

    Homologation of studies and subjects approved abroad

    Resolution No. CU-2022-83

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion

    Resolution No. CU-2022-84

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with ELECAUSTRO SA, number 16

    Resolution No. CU-2022-85

    Declaration of the UDAcafé as an internship laboratory for students of the Tourism career

    Resolution No. CU-2022-86

    Approval of special enrollment applications for the semester March - August 2022

    Resolution No. CU-2022-87

    Approval of Specialization and Master's projects

    Resolution No. CU-2022-88

    Approval of applications for financial support for postgraduate studies

    Resolution No. CU-2022-89

    Approval of requests for withdrawal of subjects

    Resolution No. CU-2022-90

    License application approval

    Resolution No. CU-2022-091

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Gualaceo canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-092

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Gualaceo Canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-093

    Framework agreement with the University of Almería

    Resolution No. CU-2022-094

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Production Chambers of Azuay

    Resolution No. CU-2022-095

    Commitment letter with the Pumapungo Museum and the Inter-American Center of Popular Arts CIDAP

    Resolution No. CU-2022-096

    Specific cooperation agreement with the entities that make up the Yanuncay River Basin Conservation Committee

    Resolution No. CU-2022-097

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government of the Canton of Cuenca project: Cuenca in its literature. 200 year memory

    Resolution No. CU-2022-098

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Training School of the Professional Drivers Union of Azuay

    Resolution No. CU-2022-099

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Maylas Ecological Foundation "FEMAY" of the Gualaceo canton

    Resolution No. CU-2022-100

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Regional Directorate of Labor

    Resolution No. CU-2022-101

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Association of Companies of the Industrial Park of Cuenca

    Resolution No. CU-2022-102

    Inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement with the Hotel Association of Azuay

    Resolution No. CU-2022-103

    Specific inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Austro Agroecological Network

    Resolution No. CU-2022-104

    Inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Simón Bolívar Andean University, Ecuador campus

    Resolution No. CU-2022-105

    Agreement with the University of Santiago de Chile

    Resolution No. CU-2022-1211

    Knowledge and resolution on the request for the creation of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Azuay.

    Resolution No. CU-2022-1212

    Transitional Regime for the organization of the Faculty of Psychology and call for elections of the representatives of professors and workers to the Faculty Council.

    Resolution No. CU-2022-1213

    Reform to the Regulations of the University Council.

    Resolution No. CU-2022-1214

    Reform to the Election Regulations of the University of Azuay.

    Resolution No. CU-2022-1215

    Appointment of the Financial Administrative General Dean for the period 2022 - 2027.

Regulations and instructions

List of authorities

Rector: Francisco Salgado Arteaga rector@uazuay.edu.ec
Academic Vice-Rector: Genoveva Malo Toral vicerrectora.acad@uazuay.edu.ec
Vice President for Research: Rafaella Ansaloni vicerrector.inv@uazuay.edu.ec
Administrative and Financial Dean: Fernando Córdova León decano.admfin@uazuay.edu.ec
General Secretary: Ximena Mejía Moscoso secretariageneral@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Education Sciences
Dean: Franklin Bucheli Garcia decano.fil@uazuay.edu.ec
Subdecana: Ximena Velez Calvo subdecana.fil@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Faculty of Administration Sciences
Dean: Oswaldo Merchan Manzano decano.adm@uazuay.edu.ec
Subdecana: Gabriela Duque Espinoza subdecana.adm@uazuay.edu.ec

 

School of Design, Architecture and Art
Dean: Rafael Estrella Toral decana.dis@uazuay.edu.ec
Subdecana: Veronica Heras Barros subdecano.dis@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Faculty of Legal Sciences
Dean: Jose Chalco Quezada decano.ccjj@uazuay.edu.ec
Deputy Dean: Guillermo Ochoa Rodriguez  subdecano.ccjj@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Faculty of Science and Technology
DeanAndres Lopez Hidalgo decano.cctt@uazuay.edu.ec
Subdecana: Ana Maria Burbano Villavicencio subdecano.cctt@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Faculty of Medicine
Dean:
Galo Duque Proaño decano.med@uazuay.edu.ec
Subdecana: Monica Juma Fernandez subdecana.med@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Faculty of Psychology
Doyenne:
Martha Cobos Cali dean.psi@uazuay.edu.ec
Deputy Dean: Mario Moyano Moyano subdecano.psi@uazuay.edu.ec

 

Postgraduate Department
Director: Carla Hermida Palacios  directora.posgrado@uazuay.edu.ec
Deputy Director: Mateo Coello Salcedo  mfcoello@uazuay.edu.ec


Organic structure

 

Organic Structure