Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.59
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Melanie Valencia
Sustainability Officer
Innovation and Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Management

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental Management is a 5-year online program that the University offers with the objective of combining economic development with the social and environmental aspects and how these relations affect the overall system. This area of study is under the School of Environmental and Biological Science and focuses on individuals who are interested in planning, implementing and evaluating natural resources and the tradeoffs.





The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Environmental Engineering is a degree that looks into forming professionals who can provide technical solutions to contamination and environmental degradation problems in order to preserve our biodiversity and contribute to sustainable development. This is a multidisciplinary career that provides strong footing in several areas of knowledge such as biology, exact sciences and engineering. Our professionals are committed to preserve the environment and human health by adequately using natural resources, implementing environmental management systems, designing functional and environmentally compatible treatment facilities, managing urban and hazardous solid waste, modeling of environmental contaminants, controlling air quality, among others. 



The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Communication

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The dynamics of today's society have seen the need to integrate the environmental dimension as an essential and priority actor in all decision-making. Therefore, the Environmental Communication emerges as a necessary, fresh and integral alternative to inform, educate and contribute to an environmentally responsible society and citizenship. Beyond awareness and dissemination of environmental messages and campaigns, environmental communicators generate and mediate, with ethics and responsibility, a true democratic, participatory and educational dialogue.

The career offers the opportunity to immerse the student in both environmental and communication disciplines with a greater focus on journalism. On the one hand, students will be able to produce notes, reports, investigations, press releases in media such as print, digital, radio, television and the web. On the other hand, students will gain experience by linking with the community, public and / or private institutions through projects, volunteering, events and practical workshops.

Environmental Communication recognizes and highlights natural, cultural, social and work diversity. Beyond an integral vision, it is an experience of life.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The professional activity in technical and engineering areas can generate important environmental impacts. The minor of Environmental Engineering provides students of these areas of knowledge and skills to understand and protect the environment from their respective field.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Management

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The minor in Environmental Management responds to the growing demand of students in the areas of administration, communication, social sciences and engineering, to acquire basic knowledge about environmental aspects that are currently necessary and desired in companies, institutions and organizations. Minors cannot replace a concentration in Applied Ecology, but it can increase the capacity to respond to the growing demands of environmental compatibility of most industrial, commercial, financial and construction activities.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Sustainable Tourism

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

Sustainable tourism, according to UNEP and UNWTO, takes into account the current and future impacts on economic, social and environmental issues to meet the needs of visitors, the industry and host communities.
This minor addresses the importance of sustainability and the impact of the industry on the global community. Students will examine the components of sustainable tourism and their interrelation for successful and responsible planning and management, which will allow them to have new job perspectives.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:
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Environmental Management is a 5-year online program the university offers with the objective of combining economic development with the social and environmental aspects and how these relations affect the overall system. This area of study is under the School of Environmental and Biological Science and focuses on individuals who are interested in planning, implementing and evaluating natural resources and the tradeoffs

Environmental Engineering
This degree looks to form professionals who can work on technical solutions for environmental degradation and contamination. This is a mix of sciences by combining biology as well as engineering. The objective is to solve the need for economic growth through an ecological lens as well as looking to create shared value for stakeholders and the community.

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