Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Pontificia Universidad Católica
del Ecuador
Logo PUCESD.png
Motto Seréis mis testigos
You will be my witnesses
Type Private
Established 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Jesuit
Budget US$71,833,090 (2013)[1]
Chancellor His Excellency, Archbishop Fausto Trávez Trávez, O.F.M. Archbishop of Quito
Vice-Chancellor Gilberto Freire Yánez, S.J.
Rector Doctor Manuel Corrales Pascual, S.J.
Location Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Campus Urban
Affiliations AUSJAL, CEUPA, FIUC, IAU[2]
Website www.puce.edu.ec

The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) (English: Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador) is a Pontifical Catholic university founded in 1946 in Quito, Ecuador.[3]

History[edit]

The University opened in the fall of 1946, with Carlos María de la Torre, archbishop of Quito, officiating. Aurelio Espinosa Pólit of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was the first rector. That fall there were 54 students and jurisprudence was the single faculty.[4]

Pope Francis visited the campus of PUCE on his trip to South America in July 2015.[5][6]

Location[edit]

The principal campus of the University is in Quito. Other campuses are in Ambato (established in 1982), Esmeraldas (1981), Ibarra (1976), Santo Domingo de los Colorados (1996), and a regional campus in the province of Manabí (1993). The campus in Cuenca later became the Universidad del Azuay. All branches follow the National System PUCE.[7][2]

Departments[edit]

School of Communication, Linguistics, and Literature[edit]

There are five schools that make up the School of Communications: School of Communication, School of Language and Literature, School of Linguistics, Multilingual School of Business and International Relations, and School of Languages.[12]

Espinosa Pólit award for Literature at PUCE[edit]

Aurelio Espinosa Pólit, the most prestigious awards for writers and authors is the Espinosa Pólit award for Literarute at PUCE which is one of the biggest awards in Ecuador and is given once a year by a voting panel from Catholica University, and is overseen by Vicente Robalino, catedrático de la PUCE, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Taking place every year in Quito at PUCE. [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]

Aurelio Espinosa Pólit was born in Quito on the 11th of July 1894 and is best remembered as one of the best Ecuadorian writer's, poet's, literary critic's and a university professor at PUCE. He co-founded the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, and he founded the Aurelio Espinosa Polit Museum and Library in Quito.[20]

Cultural Center[edit]

The P.U.C.E. Cultural Center on the campus in Quito and holds numerous exhibits year round with artists from all over the world.[21][22][23][24][25] [26]

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Gallery, Quito[edit]

Quito campus[edit]

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                Aurelio Espinoza Polit

Notable people[edit]

Pope Francis visit in July, 2015[edit]

Pope Francis was in Quito [27][28][29] for a few days in July 2015. During his visit in Quito, Pope Francis was the campus of P.U.C.E [30] on the afternoon of the 7th of July 2015 and spoke to the University. [31] and was able to speak to many thousands on different areas. [32][33] The visit also went with a tour of the The Historic Centre of Quito.[34][35][36]

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Library[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Direccion General Financiera - Presupuestos" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Afiliaciones y Convenios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "PUCE es la mejor universidad ecuatoriana a nivel internacional" (in Spanish). 
  4. ^ "Breve Reseña Histórica" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Francis". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ecology". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sistema Nacional PUCE" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.puce.edu.ec/sitios/documentos_DGA/10_C04_C041_2010-01_14083_1704650835_S_1.pdf Linguistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  9. ^ Crystal, David (1990). Linguistics. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780140135312.  Linguistics study of language.study of language.
  10. ^ "Medicine, n.1". OED Online. Oxford University Press. September 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Medicine". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Communication". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ http://www.puce.edu.ec/portal/content/Noticias%20y%20eventos/9?link=oln30.redire Premio Nacional de Literatura Aurelio Espinosa Pólit
  14. ^ http://www.elcomercio.com/tendencias/santiagopenabossano-aurelioespinosapolit-ensayo-premio-escritor.html Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Espinosa Pólit
  15. ^ http://www.elcomercio.com/tendencias/aniversario-premio-aurelio-espinosa-polit.html Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Espinosa Pólit cumple-40-ano
  16. ^ http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/cultura1/1/santiago-pena-gana-premio-aurelio-espinosa-polit-de-ensayo Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Espinosa Pólit
  17. ^ http://www.larepublica.ec/blog/cultura/2015/11/24/entregan-premio-aurelio-espinosa-polit-que-cumple-40-anos/ cumple-40-ano Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Espinosa Pólit
  18. ^ http://www.elmercurio.com.ec/405987-ana-estrella-santos/#.VpbXvvnhCM8 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Espinosa Pólit
  19. ^ http://www.elmercurio.com.ec/405176-una-brillante-tradicion/#.VpbXwPnhCM8 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Espinosa Pólit
  20. ^ Aurelio Espinosa Polit Museum and Library - Honoring Literary Achievement
  21. ^ "Expositions". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Cultural Center". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Quito". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  24. ^ http://www.cuyabenolodge.com/ecuador/museos-ecuador/museums-of-ecuador.htm Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador [1] The P.U.C.E. Cultural Center on the campus in Quito and holds numerous exhibits year round with artists from all over the world.
  25. ^ http://www.puce.edu.ec/sitios/documentos_DGA/10_25_2502_2008-01_20014_1702645373_S_1.pdf
  26. ^ http://revistas.arqueo-ecuatoriana.ec/en/apachita/apachita-16/183-simposio-petroglifos-del-ecuador
  27. ^ "Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Pope Francis visit to the campus of (PUCE) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador - 7th of July, 2015". New York Times. 
  28. ^ http://www.teleamazonas.com/2015/07/asi-fue-el-encuentro-del-papa-francisco-con-educadores-en-la-universidad-catolica/ Pope Francis 7th of July, 2015 Pope Francis visit to the campus of (PUCE) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador - 7th of July, 2015
  29. ^ http://www.ecuavisa.com/articulo/noticias/nacional/113287-puce-abogaron-educacion-religiosa-ante-francisco Pope Francis 7th of July, 2015 Pope Francis visit to the campus of (PUCE) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador - 7th of July, 2015
  30. ^ https://www.aciprensa.com/noticias/video-y-texto-discurso-del-papa-francisco-en-la-pontificia-universidad-catolica-de-ecuador-67953/ Video and Text of Pope Francis at PUCE on the afternoon of the 7th of July 2015
  31. ^ http://www.ecuadortimes.net/topic/pope-francis/ Visit of Pope Francis carries a message of peace and joy in Quito at P.U.C.E
  32. ^ http://www.andes.info.ec/en/news/ecuadorian-government-coordinates-pope-francis-visit-mayors-guayaquil-and-quito.html Ecuadorian government coordinates Pope Francis’ visit with mayors in Guayaquil and Quito
  33. ^ http://www.andes.info.ec/en/news/president-decrees-suspension-activities-provinces-during-visit-pope-francis.html President decrees suspension of activities by provinces during visit of Pope Francis
  34. ^ http://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/pope-francis-started-his-visit-to-south-america/ Pope Francis to Quito, and the campus of P.U.C.E
  35. ^ http://www.telegrafo.com.ec/sociedad/tag/PUCE.html
  36. ^ http://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2015/07/07/nota/5006908/papa-francisco-regresa-nunciatura-apostolica

External links[edit]

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