Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.59
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 26, 2018
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
AC-4: Graduate 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 graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Masters in Public Health

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Masters in Public Health of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito seeks to contribute to improve the health conditions of diverse population groups in the country, through the implementation of a postgraduate professional training program in Public Health oriented to a multidisciplinary, demanding and contextualized human resource that combines Effectively and under a comprehensive approach, theoretical, practical and investigative aspects, through the application of learning and various methodologies aimed at working with populations. The students take courses such as Design Thinking, Conflict Resolution and Environmental Health and Environmental Economics to take into account all aspects of sustainability.


The Master's Degree in Public Health will promote the development of professionals capable of interdisciplinary work, whose areas of work are articulated with deconcentrated government institutions, decentralized autonomous governments, and private institutions oriented towards a public logic.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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Up to 2010, the University offered a Graduate Program in Sustainability called Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development Program. This Masters was taught in conjunction with the University of Calgary and was focused as an interdisciplinary program for professional individuals seeking a broad-based education in energy and sustainable development. The objective of the Program is to provide students with a background in energy and environmental management such that they will be able to ensure sustainable energy development and minimize the impact on the environment. 

The program was stopped because of new regulations for accreditation under CEAACES, and it is expected to re-start by the end of this year. This is an important Degree program that could in fact thrust the University’s Sustainability efforts.

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