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Universidad San Francisco de Quito


Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ (informally Universidad San Francisco, or simply USFQ) is a liberal-arts, non-profit, private university located in Quito, Ecuador. It was the first totally private self-financed university in Ecuador and the first liberal-arts institution in the Andean region.

Academically, USFQ ranks as one of the three-top universities (category A) in the ranking of Ecuadorian universities (being the only totally private university to qualify for the highest category), issued by the Ecuadorian Council of Evaluation and Accreditation of High Education (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior CONEA). In 2009, it was ranked first in Ecuador in relation to the number of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

The university now enrolls 5,500 students, 4,500 of whom are undergraduates. The university each year has about 100 indigenous students and 1000 international students participate in USFQ academic programs. USFQ has developed a scholarship program for indigenous students, offering full scholarships to the best students of public high schools throughout Ecuador. Although USFQ receives no funding from the government of Ecuador, its faculty comprises one-half of all the people in that nation who hold a doctorate.

USFQ main campus is located in Cumbayá, outside of Quito (capital city of Ecuador), where students use a library, education and research laboratories, classrooms, and seven restaurants. USFQ is the only university in the world that owns a campus in the Galapagos Islands, and a campus in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Tiputini Biodiversity Station), one of Earth's most biodiverse areas.
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École polytechnique nationale de Quito

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The National Polytechnic School (Spanish: Escuela Politécnica Nacional), also known as EPN, is a public university in Quito, Ecuador. Located in the suburb of El Giron, the main campus encompasses ten teaching and research faculties, in addition to four technical and specialized institutes. EPN was founded in 1869 with the aim of becoming the first technical and technological center in the country. Since its beginnings, EPN adopted the polytechnic university model, which stresses laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. Thus, the faculty members of EPN have traditionally been involved in both research and teaching activities simultaneously, with lectures, seminars, and laboratory demonstrations being key elements of systematic investigation and student instruction.

EPN is known for research and education in both pure science and applied science, with research groups advancing the fields of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, geophysics, astronomy, atmospheric physics, telecommunications engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and physical sciences.

EPN has been consistently ranked among the top universities (the so-called Group A) in Ecuador by CEAACES (Board of Assessment, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Ecuador). In addition, Webometrics has placed EPN 2nd in Ecuador, 103th in Latin America and 1749th in the world in its 2015 Ranking Web of Universities

CEC Classroom building on the National Polytechnic School campus in Quito, Ecuador.

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