Information, academic career and positions held by Dr. Francisco Salgado Arteaga, Ph. D, current rector of the University of Azuay


The young are our hope. They must live -here and now- the desirable future that we want to leave for those who have not yet been born.

At the University of Azuay, the entire community of professors, students, and officials is fully committed to the inspiring effort to anticipate the desirable future, the future in which the goals of humanity to care for life tenderly, practice the ethics of justice and an environment of hope for the new generations. All our activities are inspired by one or more of the sustainable development goals.

In 2015, humanity set out the objectives to be achieved in 2030; Today -halfway through- we see that we still have a lot to do as a civilization, that perhaps we have fallen short in what we have accomplished. And yet, the future has begun to look somewhat different, thanks to a global political awakening, a staggering drop in the price of clean energy, a new vision of humanity's aspirations, and the concrete actions of every person and community. in a day to day that moves away from the pure eagerness of accumulation and consumption and approaches an ethic of care, a cosmopolitan ethic that sees that we are only as strong as the weakest of creatures.

Our ancestors and we have led the world to the conditions that we live today with fear, in us is the decision about the future that we will build together for future generations and for the fulfillment of life. The University of Azuay is the good place where we can begin to celebrate it with hope.

Prof. Francisco Salgado A.

University of Azuay


biographical review

  • Training

    Francisco Salgado Arteaga, studied at the University of Cuenca, obtaining the title of Civil Engineer, has a PhD in Administration from the Simón Bolívar Andean University, at its Ecuadorian headquarters. In addition, he studied at the University of Azuay and obtained a Master's Degree in Development Anthropology. Similarly, he acquired a Master's in Computer Science from Ball State University, Indiana-United States as a Fulbright Scholar. As a notable training, Franscisco Artegada obtained a Specialty in Management of Higher Education Institutions at the University of Seville.

  • Charges
    • Vice Chancellor of the University of Azuay 2002 - 2007.
    • General Dean of Research at the University of Azuay, 1997 - 2002.
    • Representative of Ecuador to the Program for the Information Society of Latin America and the Caribbean INFOLAC (UNESCO), between 1997 and 2002.
    • Member of the Executive Council of INFOLAC (UNESCO) from 1999 to 2002, and is accredited in the list of Professionals of the Information Society of Latin America and the Caribbean.
    • Principal Member of the National Evaluation Council. and Accreditation of Higher Education (CONEA - CEAACES) from 2006 to 2011.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Science and Technology of Ecuador FUNDACYT from 2005 to 2007.
  • Election as Rector of the University of Azuay

    In the elections held on December 3, 2021, Professor Francisco Salgado Arteaga, candidate for re-election as Chancellor, accompanied by Dr. Genoveva Malo, candidate for Vice Chancellor for Academics, and Raffaella Ansaloni, candidate for Vice Chancellor for Research, obtained 67,49% of the vote. vote of the university community and were elected for the period 2022 -2027.

    In the elections held on January 5, 2017 for the election of new authorities of the University of Azuay: Rector, Academic Vice Rector and Vice Rector for the period 2017 - 2022, two lists participated: List 1 (More UDA) led by Francisco Salgado Arteaga PhD. as a candidate for Rector, Martha Cobos Cali, PhD. As a candidate for Academic Vice Chancellor and Mgt. Jacinto Guillén García as Vice Chancellor of Investigations.

    List 1 was victorious with 62,42 percent of the votes of the university community, List 2 reached 33.05 percent. The null votes reached 1.38%, the blanks 0.09% and the percentage of votes not cast 4.06%. The winning list reached the majority of the votes in the three estates: teachers, workers and students. 3260 students, 236 professors, and 238 administrators participated in the electoral process.

  • References

Report 2017-2021

Galapagos Research Network