International Relations


Receive a warm and friendly greeting from the International Relations team of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE). Our team's main purpose is to promote and coordinate PUCE ´s internationalization processes through the management of instruments, networks and international projects that allow us to obtain academic cooperation in favor of institutional strengthening and the university community. Thus, in this space you will find information about: agreements, programs, networks, associations and other international opportunities in which PUCE participates, aimed at the development of teachers, administrators, students and the general public.


To promote internationalization [1] through the management of international agreements with foreign universities aimed at the academic cooperation in the fields of teaching, research and outreach; participation in international academic networks and the integration of the international dimension in the curriculum.

[1] The provision or consumption of services that cross national boundaries in a variety of ways: (1) the physical movement of teachers, researchers, students and administrative personnel to or from the country; and (2) cross-border education that does not involve the mobility of people, through virtual and/or distance education (González, 2003).

International Cooperation

To explore and identify the availability of existing resources in international organizations and financial entities of international cooperation, according to the requirements of the academic units of the PUCE, in order to manage the acquisition of resources for the development of projects aimed at teaching and research.

The Department of International Relations plays an important role in the management of resources from international cooperation through the establishment of new medium-term and long-term relationships and the strengthening of existing links with our foreign partners.

Academic Internationalization

To integrate international, intercultural and global dimensions to institutional objectives, teaching-learning, research, academic mobility and outreach.

To transfer learning experiences abroad and vice versa, through a curriculum with international projection that promotes the development of students and teachers in a global and multicultural context.


What does the internationalization of the puce respond to?

Constitution of Ecuador

Art. 276: "(...) to promote a strategic integration in the international context (...)".

Organic Law of Higher Education (LOES)

Article 138: "(...) institutions of the higher education system shall foster inter-institutional relations between international universities (...) in order to facilitate the mobility of teachers, students, researchers, and the relationship in the development of their academic and cultural activities, research and links with society.

Academic System Regulations

“(...) the universities (...) and their academic units, will tend to conform international networks for the execution of careers and programs, research, continuing education, technological innovation, design and implementation of development programs and academic mobility of students and academic staff ”.

Mission of the PUCE

"... to contribute ... to the protection and development of human dignity and cultural heritage, through research, teaching and the various services offered to local, national and international communities."


  • “60 years of the European Union: challenges and opportunities for Ecuador and Latin America”

  • "The University from the Jesuit Vision"

  • International Entrepreneurship Fair, held on

    October 30, 2017
  • Meeting with Universidad Mariana – Pasto, held on

    October 30, 2017
  • Presentation of the project "Undertake without destroying", held on

    October 30, 2017
  • Conference “Undertake without destroying”: The Emergency of the Ecolonomy, held on

    October 27, 2017
  • Protocol meeting between the PUCE and Universidad de Chile, held on

    October 04, 2017
  • Visit of the Ambassador of Iran to CIsEAL in Nayón – PUCE, held on

    July 18, 2017
  • Mapping project of the impact of the AUSJAL Universities in the Pan Amazon Region, held on

    July 2, 2017
  • Network of Counterparts, Report about Inequality and Poverty AUSJAL, held on

    July 2, 2017
  • Visit of the Ambassador of Iran

    June 21, 2017
  • Visit of the Ambassador of Germany, held on

    June 13, 2017
  • Visit of the Ambassador of Costa Rica in Ecuador, held on

    June 7, 2017
  • Visit of Arizona State University delegation, held on

    June 5, 2017
  • Visit of the Spanish delegation from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona UPF, held on

    April 26, 2017
  • Rectorate: Protocol visit of the Ambassador of Israel, held on

    April 25, 2017
  • University of Grenoble-Alpes graduation of Bachelors in Economics and Management, held on

    April 25, 2017
  • Protocol visit by the Government Representative of the Commercial Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan), held on

    March 14, 2017
  • Protocol visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Ecuador, held on

    March 10, 2017
  • Meeting with the University of Ohio delegation, held on

    February 14, 2017
  • Visit of the Italian delegation from the University of Ferrara, held on

    February 7, 2017
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“60 years of the European Union: challenges and opportunities for Ecuador and Latin America”
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The University from the Jesuit Vision
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International Relations Department

Av. 12 de Octubre 1076 y Roca | Administrative building, 2nd floor.



PBX: (593) 2 2991700 int. 1693

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 5:00pm