|Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo|
|Chancellor:||Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado|
|Vice Chancellor:||David Samaniego Torres|
|Dean:||Dr. Albert Eyde McKord|
Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) is a non-profit private university located in Guayaquil, Ecuador and was founded by Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado. It was accredited by CONESUP , which is the Ecuadorian higher education accrediting agency. The Campus first opened in the northern part of the city, but then it moved to its new campus, adjacent to the city of Guayaquil and near the suburb of Samborondón. One distinctive program of UEES is the International Careers Program (ICP.) The program allows Ecuadorian students to study their entire career program in English without leaving Ecuador. It also allows foreign students to study their subjects in both English and Spanish, as well as to get involved with Ecuadorian culture.
The founding of UEES was first approved by the CONESUP (National University and Polytechnic Schools) Council and then by former Ecuadorian President Sixto Durán-Ballén in 1993. A year later, the opening ceremony was held and UEES was officially inaugurated. Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado was appointed as the first Chancellor.
UEES opened with the College of Business and departments, such as: International Business, Business Administration, Finance and Marketing. In 1995 the first group of students registered as full time students. Some of them received the benefits of the Plan Talento which is a need-base scholarship granted to those students who show academic excellence.In 1997 the College of Law, Policy and Development was opened along with the International Degree Program. The latter is part of the Economics and Business Management School and classes are taught entirely in English for those students who wish to complete their studies in any English-speaking country.
In 1998 UEES created the Institute of Development, Equity and Peace which is part of the College of Law and Liberal Arts.New needs arose one year after. Since many people could not follow their course work in the traditional weekday schedule, UEES opened the Weekend College Program. Today, it is called University Program for Executives.
In 2000 the University created a new division to promote and create professional development opportunities for students, or the Unidad de Desarrollo del Espíritu Empresarial UDEM (to encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship in students.) One year later UEES moved to its own campus now located in the neighborhood of Tornero in Samborondón and the following Colleges were created: Computer Sciences, Telecommunications, and Electronics; whereas the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was created in 2001; the College of Architecture and Design was created in 2002, and finally the College of Tourism and Hotel Management was created a year later.
The campus is known for having the most modern and useful facilities along the Ecuadorian coast. It also offers a wide variety of services for students, including Wireless internet connection available throughout the campus; state-of-the-art computer labs in every building; a library that holds more than twenty thousand reproductions and virtual access with more than three million academic publications. The University subsidized shuttle service provides easy commuting from the city and the institution. The bus fare is inexpensive for students and free of charge for staff and faculty. For security purposes, a large parking area with permanent surveillance is provided for students, staff and faculty at no cost.
UEES campus has seven central buildings with several more to be built in the near future. The different academic departments and schools are distributed in buildings: A, B, C, D, C1, E, F, and G) as follows:
The College of Computer Sciences, Telecommunications, and Electronics and the Library.
The College of Tourism and Hotel Management.
Building C: The Administration building houses the offices of the President, Vice Presidents, and Academic Dean as well as the Marketing and Public Relations Department, and the Information Systems Department and Tech Support Laboratory.
Building C1: Professors’ VIP room, Health Care Department, the College of Law, Policy and Development.
Building D: Business Offices, Financial Department, General Administration, and Human Resources offices as well as the Admissions Office and Student Affairs Department.
The College of Architecture and Design, College of Liberal Arts and Education Sciences and the Pastoral Department, which is in charge of the campus Chapel.
The Graduate School and Continuous Education Division, the College of Economics and Business Sciences, The College of International Studies, the International Careers Program (ICP), the School of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics, on the ground floor is the Auditorium, the Mock Courtroom.
Facing the Building G is the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
On July 14, 2007 a new sports complex was opened on campus. This new facility has a soccer field, basketball, and volleyball courts; dance/aerobics studio, ping-pong tables, and a swimming pool. There is also a gym with exercise machines. Both students and alumni may use the sports center free of charge. With this annex to the campus, the University is now able offer courses that require physical training, such as boxing, yoga, and aerobics.
The University has a small museum located in Building F with original relics from ancient Ecuadorian cultures. These ceramic artifacts belong to various cultures such as la Tolita, Jama-Coaque, Bahia, Guangala, Valdivia, Machalilla and Chorrera. The owner of this precious collection is Archaeologist Guillermo Hurel, a faculty member. The purpose of putting this collection on display is to encourage students to learn more about the ancient cultures that existed in Ecuador and their art.
UEES is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian tuition-driven university. UEES requires its students to participate in a community service project before graduating. Most of UEES courses are taught in Spanish, however,through its International Careers Program, UEES offers a variety of courses mediated entirely in English by international faculty.
UEES students choose an academic program that requires completing 140 credits of coursework; students may earn diplomas in Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science. UEES also has research departments and a teaching faculty for most academic disciplines; as of 2007, UEES offers 28 majors.
The Center forInternational Education offers programs for international students. International Students can study Spanish, continue with their majors in English or Spanish, if they have an advanced level of Spanish, and also do Community Service. The Service-Learning component attracts students from different parts of the world. Programs for International students run from 4 weeks to 4 months.
The UEES Program for International Students enables arriving students to discover Ecuador, study the issues and problems of the Andean Region, analyze Latin American development issues, develop their Spanish language skills, perform Community Service in Ecuador, immerse themselves in a different culture, and enroll in regular university courses (credit and non-credit courses in Spanish or English.)
International Academic Programshttp://www.uees.edu.ec/servicios/academica/aca4.htm
UEES offers a wide variety of programs for international study abroad students interested in studying in Ecuador.
The Ecology of Coastal Ecuador- Students who enjoy nature, archaeological and ecological fields, and, most importantly, who wish to learn Spanish, find this program interesting. The program analyses the exuberant ecosystem of the coastal region of Ecuador, combining academic study with hands-on experience. Students visit 3 places: Chirije, the newest and most attractive ecological and archaeological park along the Ecuadorian coast; Bahia, a culturally and historically rich city; and Galapagos Islands, which have extraordinary landscapes, exotic flora, and a large population of endemic fauna.
Community Health in a Developing Region-This program is aimed at students who want to be immersed in current economic and social issues. Participants observe alternative medical practices, which include herbal medicine and folk healing. This program is particularly beneficial, for students majoring in biology, pre-medicine, social work, or nursing.
Economics and Business Studies in Ecuador-Business students with an appropriate Spanish level enroll in UEES courses compatible with their major or minor at their home college.
Intensive Spanish Language Program-In this program, students develop their reading, speaking, listening and comprehension skills; students have 4 course hours per day.
The Ecuadorian Internship Program-Through this program, students practice their Spanish while working in agencies, organizations, and companies in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Students work from 4 to 8 hours a day.
Serve and Learn Spanish in Ecuador-Through this program, students learn and enhance their Spanish language skills in a multicultural environment. Students can have experiential learning in:
•LOW-INCOME HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
•EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIPS
• PARK DEVELOPMENT
• LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT
• SEX EDUCATION
• TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
• SPECIAL EDUCATION
• COMMUNICATION/COMMUNITY NEWSLETTERS
• TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Socio-economic Development in Ecuador-In this program, students combine coursework with business internships, community service, and cultural organization activities. Students have a week of orientation, followed by 14 weeks of study. (4 to 8 hours a day)
• Winter, Summer, and regular semester programs, • Courses in Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, and English as a Second Language, • Coordination with students' home institution to satisfy their academic requirement; credits are fully transferable, • Homestays, activities outside the classroom, and local trips are also available.
UEES has received exchange students from the following institutions:
Acknowledging the importance of the English language in our globalized world, UEES offers, through the ICP, courses mediated entirely in English thus affording students the opportunity to study their entire major in English or even transfer to other university abroad.
• STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, New Paltz. www.newpaltz.edu
• UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON, Scranton , Pennsylvania www.scranton.edu
• THIEL COLLEGE, Greenville , Pennsylvania www.thiel.edu
• CARLOS ALBIZU UNIVERSITY, Miami www.albizu.edu
• KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY, Osaka www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp
• ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, London, www.roehampton.ac.uk
• UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTPELLIER II, Montpellier. www.univ-montp2.fr
• UNIVERSITÉ D´ANGERS, Angers. www.univ-angers.fr
• SCIENCES-PO, Paris www.sciences-po.fr
• UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE LA LAGUNA, Torreón. www.ual.mx
• INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL DE LOS ESTADOS MEXICANOS (IPN) www.ipn.mx
• UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO (UNAM) www.unam.mx
• LETHBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. www.uleth.ca
• GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY. www.griffith.edu.au
• DEAKIN UNIVERSITY, VICTORIA www.deakin.edu.au
• MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY, SIDNEY www.mq.edu.au
The UEES Chamber for Entrepreneurs, (CEM-UEES) is a unique part of the University. It is a non-profit organization for young entrepreneurs who seeks to be the first Entrepreneurship Chamber in Ecuador integrated by college students.
Vision UEES seeks to promote and develop entrepreneurship in graduate and undergraduate students, by encouraging its principles in every level; to offer national and international links with institutions promoting cultural and academic exchange and proposing simple solutions to communities needs.
Mission The fundamental philosophy of the UEES Chamber for Entrepreneurs is to encourage, manage and focus the enterprise initiatives of UEES graduate and undergraduates students. The Chamber of Commerce seeks to reduce the failure rate of students enterprises in its first year.Also it seeks to increase the presence of new competitive managers and entrepreneurs to take advantage of synergies and become more worldwide competitive. It encourages them to generate commercial and academic alliances with other young entrepreneurs' businesses, on a national and international level.
Strategic Objectives -To promote and develop the entrepreneur vocation of the graduate and undergraduate students.-To help students with information, good advising and research that they may implement in order to create innovative enterprises with creative and achievable services with international projects.-To promote membership and participation of the young UEES entrepreneurs in organizations already constituted.-To maintain contact with the public, private and community services about topics related to the activities of the Chamber. -To serve as an organization of unity and coordination among its members promoting the spirit of solidarity among them.
Strategic Plans In order to reach the strategic objectives the Chamber expects to:-Organize conversatoriums, courses, fora or conferences that contribute to the formation of new managers and entrepreneurs. -Associate with other similar organism to exchange academic experiences and participate in national and international meetings to expand its presence in the market.-Advise students regarding technology and finance-Incorporate a virtual site of the CEM-UEES in the web page of the university.-Coordinate activities with the UEES Public Relations Department to promote entrepreneurship through different communication media.-Organize special fundraisers for special social projects.
UEES offers limited financial aid. It offers full scholarships to students who qualify. They must maintain a good academic standing.
UEES also offers a group health insurance that covers healthhttp://www.uees.edu.ec/servicios/estudiantil/ser3.php accident, death, or injury inside the campus.
UEES has a Learning Resource Center, a copy center and a cyber café. Through the Learning Resource Center information and check out is available on line, and students have access to audio,video and multimedia materials. In addition to WIFI, several Internet Cafés on campus allow students to check their e-mail, finish homework, and print papers.
UEES keeps students informed about the university activities and changes through electronic billboards, and e-newsbulletins. UEES offers many study abroad opportunities through several international academic agreements.
SecuritySecurity in Ecuador is a very important matter. Guayaquil is a large city where residents and visitors alike must take precautions to be safe. The University has a security system in place. The UEES ID is needed to enter campus and video cameras are installed throughout campus. Campus is an alcohol and drug-free environment.
The Graduate School offers several master's degree programs for business executives which are conducted on special weekend-long sessions.
Masters in Business Administration
UEES has a broadcasting media center which includes a radio station and a TV studio. It is of great use for those students who are pursuing a degree in Communication studies. Her they can practice how to contuct a TV or radio shows.
Students can go to the radio station and record shows which are later edited on 2 computers that have specialized editing programs and also on other electronic editing devices.
The radio station has everything students need to develop their skills, not only as radio broadcasters, but as editors as well. UEES has 2 editing rooms, with a macro computer on both equipped with state of the art technology for editing.
They also have a TV studio, which has all the electronic devices to edit video and audio. This studio has 2 high-tech cameras with prompters, and a green or blue screen so that students can put any background they like to the recordings.
Here, students can practice T.V. production. They learn everything that really happens in a TV studio like: camera coordination, editing, lights and the like.
UEES also has a magazine called "Campus". This magazine has information about the university; and it also has interesting articles on different subjects which are written by students to improve their communication skills and allow them to express themselves.
Besides "Campus" there is another magazine called "Podium". This magazine is issued every month and its director is Carlos Calderón along with several members of the editorial council. They are in charge of editing the articles to be published.
Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado, as chancellor of the University, writes the editorial every month. The magazine features articles about education, society, law and politics, economy, science and technology, tourism, journalism, literature, history, art, culture, external politics, movies, and more. These articles are written by people with experience in their field in order to keep the magazine interesting.
Overall, the university gives its students all the media tools in order for them to practice and be prepared for their future.
Communication Related Degrees
UEEShttp://www.uees.edu.ec/servicios/estudiantil/ser3.php sponsors activities such as an Ecuadorian cultural week, a day of cultural diversity, and a University Queen contest. UEES has clubs that are integrated into different departments, such as the juridical club, technology club, journalism club, economic club, ecology club, leadership club, reading club, cinema club, travel club, international club, executives club, and the English club. A new club is the http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=18802&l=a3646&id=897115404'''''Dinamika'''''Marketing Club By the Class room of Professor Abdul. Butt. http://abdulrbutt.com/default.aspx'''''¨Photos'''''
-Martha Chávez http://www.literaturaecuatoriana.com/paginas/marchave.htm
M.D. Universidad Catolica de Guayaquil. Bilingual Professor of English and writer of fiction. Author of Precisando el sentido (Guayaquil, 1999). Coauthor of Consta en la muestra: Entre el cero y la unidad (Guayaquil, 1994). Has written stories for Eskeletra, published in Quito.
- Luis Ernesto Perezhttp://www.luisernestoperez.com/
SingerHe took courses at UEES. He went abroad to finish his studies- he has not graduated yet- and now he is back promotioning his CD.
- Kathy Lopezhttp://www.missecuador.net/katty/
Miss Ecuador 2006