Technical University of Loja

The Technical University of Loja (UTPL) is a private university in Loja, Ecuador.

The Technical University of Loja (UTPL) was founded on May 3, 1971, by the Ecuadorian Marist Association. The university was established with the approval and support of the Diocese of Loja. UTPL was initially administered by the Marist Association, but in October 1997, it was transferred to the Religious Association "Id of Redeeming Christ" Idente Missionaries.

UTPL was officially recognized by the Ecuadorian State on August 18, 1971, according to the executive decree No. 646 published in the official record No. 112.

UTPL was one of the first universities in Ecuador to offer distance education programs. The university began offering distance education programs in 1975, and today, UTPL is one of the leading providers of distance education in the country.

UTPL has also been a pioneer in the use of technology in education. The university was one of the first universities in Ecuador to use computers in the classroom. UTPL also has a state-of-the-art distance learning platform that allows students to learn from anywhere in the world.

UTPL is committed to social responsibility. The university has a number of programs and initiatives that are designed to help the local community. For example, UTPL has a medical clinic that provides free services to the poor and uninsured. The university also has a number of programs that are designed to promote sustainable development in the region.

UTPL is a highly respected university in Ecuador and Latin America. The university is known for its high-quality education, research, and social commitment. UTPL is also one of the most selective universities in Ecuador.

Today, UTPL is a leading university in Ecuador and Latin America. The university is committed to providing high-quality education, conducting innovative research, and serving the local community.

Technical University of Loja is ranked as the #8 top university in Ecuador during 2024. The rank decreased by 2 points from last year.

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2024 Ranking #8
University Name Technical University of Loja
Name in Local Language Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja
Acronym UTPL
Year Established 1971
Motto Memento Ascendere Semper
Motto in English It's always time to advance
Colors Blue


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Address San Cayetano Alto, Av. Marcelino Champagnat y Paris, Loja, Loja, Ecuador
Phone +593 (7) 257 0275
Fax +593 (7) 2584-893
Website Technical University of Loja Website
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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