Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
ESPOL, a non profit public institution of higher education, was established in Guayaquil Ecuador, the capital of the Guayas Province
in November 11, 1958. At the beginning ESPOL started with: Naval Engineering and Mining and Petroleum Engineering. Soon, the dynamic development of the country and the industry, led to the creation of undergraduate programs in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Later on, several graduate programs have been added. ESPOL has also broadened its community outreach e-strategies for promoting knowledge based local development. Currently, ESPOL has around 16,000 students and several research programs in areas such as, Information Technologies, Biotechnology, Material Science, Aquaculture, Environmental Sciences and other knowledge domains.