Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE)
Universidad Central del Ecuador is an Ecuadorian national university located in Quito, the capital city of the South American country.
Universidad Central del Ecuador was established in 1826, but traces its origins to the Universidad Central de Quito. Which originated from the union of several universities: San Fulgencio founded in 1586 by the Augustines, San Gregorio Magno founded in 1651 by the Jesuits and Santo Tomás de Aquino, founded in 1681 by the Dominicans.
It is the oldest university in the country, and with an enrollment of over 10.000 students also the largest.
The university campus covers the university citadel, which is located to the north of the city of Quito, and compromises a large campus which houses 15 of the 17 faculties of study as well as the administration building, the university stadium, the university arena, theater, the university hospital, sports areas and a number of university departments such as the language institute. The area occupied by the citadel university spans approximately 36 hectares, making it one of the largest campuses in Ecuador.
The Faculties of Medical Sciences and of Agricultural Sciences are located outside the citadel in the north-east of Quito. Universidad Central del Ecuador also has offices and headquarters in the south-west of Quito, in the Province of Santo Domingo de los T’sachilas, and on the Galapagos Islands.
Universidad Central del Ecuador has 17 faculties, which in their different schools offer forty different undergraduate careers, as well as the highest number of post-graduate studies of Ecuador.
The Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Jurisprudence are the two oldest faculties of the university. To date they work with more than three hundred years of tradition and history. Many acknowledged lawyers, politicians and doctors in Ecuador have received their education at Universidad Central del Ecuador.
- Architecture and Urbanism
- Administrative Sciences
- Agricultural Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Psychological Sciences
- Social Communication
- Physical Culture
- Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics
- Philosophy, Literature and Science
- Geological engineering in Mining, Petroleum and Environmental
- Chemical Engineering
- Jurisprudence, Political and Social Sciences
- Veterinary Medicine