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-eight 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.
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.
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:
It is the active and permanent commitment of all University employees, contractors and interested parties, to comply with this Policy.
Search for the truth
We seek the truth guided by reason.
We practice respect for diversity.
We work for a fair and equitable society with honesty, transparency and social accountability.
We promote sustainable development and the protection of the environment.
Our management is characterized by the active and proactive participation of all the members of the community.
We believe in education as a solidary service.
We work for the continuous improvement and accreditation of our university work.
Rector: Francisco Salgado Arteaga firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Vice-Rector: Martha Cobos Cali email@example.com
Vice-Rector of Investigations: Jacinto Guillén García firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative and Financial Dean: Luis Mario Cabrera email@example.com
General Secretary: Ximena Mejía Moscoso firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Catalina Serrano Corderodirectora.email@example.com
Institutional Self Assessment