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Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja


Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja is an autonomous higher education institution with public and social purpose, established in 1971. As a bimodal academic institution, the UTPL has a presence learning modality on its campus in Loja (with 23 academic programs)  and also a proved experience by offering a higher education quality teaching with its distance learning system (with 19 academic programs) developed since 1976.

UTPL, pioneer in distance education in Ecuador and Latin America, now makes higher education possible for more than 32,000 students nationwide and worldwide in graduate, postgraduate and special programs providing services through its 85 centers in all around the country, and 3 international centers in New York, Madrid and Rome.

According to the UTPL’s mission “To seek truth and educate man through science to serve society” the university must be knowledge generator in order to transfer it to society and solve real problems and need to improve life quality. The UTPL is one of the leading universities in Ecuador in scientific production. The goal is to consolidate a culture of research to maintain sustained growth in knowledge generation, giving the discoveries realized available to the international scientific community and at the service of society.

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