Founded by a group of educators and entrepreneurs in 1995, UDLA today is one of Ecuador’s leading universities. The university provides students with practical skills and training needed for the Ecuadorian labor market. UDLA’s two campuses in Quito serve more than 10,300 students. UDLA is a not-for-profit institution.
The university's website can be found at www.udla.edu.ec.
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Universidad de Las Américas students are enrolled in undergraduate, technical/vocational, and graduate degree programs in Architecture, Business Administration and Economics, Communications, Engineering and Agricultural Sciences, Gastronomy, Health Sciences, Hotel Management and Tourism, Law, Medicine, Film, Music and Social Sciences.
Among the university’s most notable programs are its offerings in medicine and its M.B.A. dual-degree program with the Institute for Executive Development.
Universidad de Las Américas is accredited by the National Council of Higher Education and the National Council of Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education.
UDLA operates preschool centers and hospitals in socio-economically disadvantaged areas, provides support for youth foundation Un Techo para mi País–Ecuador, is recognized by the federal government for best practices in hiring the disabled, and operates Real Madrid UDLA Ecuador social and sports academy to help children with cancer.
UDLA was ranked the number one private university in Ecuador by CONESUP. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (http://www.stardiamondaward.com/
) recognized UDLA's school of culinary arts with the Five Diamond Award as a result of their in-depth investigative research on Ecuador's hidden and ancient recipes.