ESPOL Polytechnic University

ESPOL Polytechnic University (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral) is a public university located in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The history of ESPOL Polytechnic University dates back to 1958, when it was founded as the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) by President Camilo Ponce Enriquez. ESPOL was created in response to the growing need for engineers and technicians in Ecuador, which was rapidly industrializing at the time.

The university initially offered programs in civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. In the following years, ESPOL expanded its offerings to include new programs in such fields as chemical engineering, architecture, and business administration.

ESPOL quickly gained a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The university's faculty members were highly qualified, and many of them had studied abroad at prestigious universities. ESPOL also invested heavily in research facilities, and its faculty members began to publish papers in top scientific journals.

In 1995, ESPOL moved to its current campus on the outskirts of Guayaquil. The new campus is more than 700 hectares (1,700 acres) in size and includes a protected forest that the university took over. The campus also has state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.

Today, ESPOL is one of the leading universities in Ecuador. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

ESPOL Polytechnic University is a young but dynamic university. It has made significant contributions to the economic and social development of Ecuador, and it is poised to play an even greater role in the future.

ESPOL Polytechnic University is ranked as the #3 top university in Ecuador during 2024. The rank is improved by 1 point from last year.

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2024 Ranking #3
University Name ESPOL Polytechnic University
Name in Local Language Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
Acronym ESPOL
Year Established 1958
Colors Blue and white


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Address Campus “Gustavo Galindo V.” Km. 30.5 Vía Perimetral, Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
Phone +593 (4) 226 9144
Fax +593 (4) 285 2541
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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