Founded by a group of educators and entrepreneurs in 1995, Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) today is Ecuador’s No. 1 private university, according to the Ecuadorian Council of Higher Education (CONESUP). The university provides students with the practical skills and training needed for the Ecuadorian job market. UDLA’s two campuses in Quito serve more than 10,000 students. UDLA is a not-for-profit institution.
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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 medicine and an MBA 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 disadvantaged areas, provides support for the 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.