Public university located in Cuenca, oﬃcially created in 1867 as the ﬁrst university in the city and the southern region of Ecuador. Currently, it is considered one of the best universities in the country and is being recognized at the Latin American level. As an academic institution of excellence in education, the University of Cuenca is committed to providing the necessary mechanisms for its university community to protrude in a globalized society. The Central Campus, located at Av. 12 de Abril and Agustín Cueva, encompasses the faculties of Architecture, Economics, Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Engineering, Chemistry and Psychology, and the Rector’s Oﬃce, Vice-Rector’s Oﬃce, and the administrative departments.
Located in the parish of San Joaquín, it covers an area of 13.3 hectares within the city’s western urban limit. The Faculties of Architecture, Engineering, and Chemistry and their technical areas are on campus. These areas promote the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge for its dissemination and application in producing goods and services in productive organizations of a social and economic nature. The campus encompasses a set of buildings located on the ground in an organized and systematic manner with two blocks of classrooms, two for teachers and lecture halls, an administrative block, laboratories, a research center, a general library, auditorium, workshops, parking and recreation areas, among others.
Information about the venue campus: https://www.ucuenca.edu.ec/nosotros/campus/campus-balsay
Cuenca is a city in the south of Ecuador, located in the Cordillera de Los Andes at 2550 meters above sea level. Its Spanish foundation was registered in 1557 under Santa Ana de Los Ríos de Cuenca’s name, a few meters from Tomebamba, the northern capital of the Inca Empire whose remains are now considered a cultural nation heritage.
Cuenca has rugged geography and a rich water network in which four rivers (Tomebamba, Tarqui, Yanuncay, and Machángara) stand out, which determine the current urban landscape. Its climate is temperate, with an average annual temperature of 16.3 °C.
Cuenca is the third-largest city on a national scale, with around half a million inhabitants and 7,500 urbanized hectares. It is one of Ecuador’s most important administrative, economic, financial, and commercial centers. Its main activities are trade and industry, but it has established itself as an international tourist attraction in recent decades.
In December 1999, Cuenca was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO as it fuses different Latin American societies and cultures and illustrates the urban planning principles of the Renaissance in the Americas, mainly of Spanish colonial cities planned in the interior.