Top Universities in Ecuador

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral is the top ranked university in Ecuador (rated 1st in Ecuador and 789th in the world), followed by Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja in 2nd place nationally and Escuela Politécnica Nacional in 3rd place nationally, according to the Webometrics ranking of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Ecuador (July 2011).

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) was officially recognized by the Ecuadorian State according to the executive decree No. 646 published in the official record No. 217 on 5 May 1971. The University provides on-campus and distance education.

The National Polytechnic School (Escuela Politécnica Nacional) is the second oldest public university in Ecuador, founded on 27 August 1869 by the National Convention of the Ecuador and the Ecuadorian President Gabriel García Moreno to count with a high-level science and engineering center.

The Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) is a public non-profit making institution of higher education, with excellent professors holding Doctorates and Master's degrees from the best universities around the world. The University offers various specialized academic programs at varying academic levels. It has four Faculties of Engineering in: Earth Sciences, Maritime Engineering and Marine Sciences, Mechanics and Production, Electricity and Computing.

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