Research

Yachay Tech is a university with an academic program that keeps research and innovation as its cornerstones, thus achieving the development of a knowledge-based economy in Ecuador and the rest of Latin America.

Our activities are aimed at interdisciplinary activities, excellence and the combination of basic and applied sciences, thus promoting industrial, business and technological innovation.

Yachay Tech’s system is based on recruiting remarkable researchers and faculty with multidisciplinary and strategic agendas for the country, as well as the creation of internal institutional structures like University Based Research Centers (UBRC’s) and the Technology Transfer Center that support and enable both basic and applied research.

Additionally, Yachay Tech hosts the secretariat of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Andean Region chapter, a UN initiative to promote dialogue, academic mobility, and work among businesses, the government, the civil society and international organizations in order to share scientific solutions for sustainable development.

Research

Yachay Tech is a university with an academic program that keeps research and innovation as its cornerstones, thus achieving the development of a knowledge-based economy in Ecuador and the rest of Latin America.

Our activities are aimed at interdisciplinary activities, excellence and the combination of basic and applied sciences, thus promoting industrial, business and technological innovation.

Yachay Tech’s system is based on recruiting remarkable researchers and faculty with multidisciplinary and strategic agendas for the country, as well as the creation of internal institutional structures like University Based Research Centers (UBRC’s) and the Technology Transfer Center that support and enable both basic and applied research.

Additionally, Yachay Tech hosts the secretariat of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Andean Region chapter, a UN initiative to promote dialogue, academic mobility, and work among businesses, the government, the civil society and international organizations in order to share scientific solutions for sustainable development.

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTERS

Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Andean Region

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Andean Region (SDSN Andes) was launched in June 2015 at the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) by the SDSN and the Ecuadorian Presidency. The Andean Region comprises Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

The SDSN Andes is a unique inter-organizational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary network of leading organizations, within and outside of the region, with interest and expertize to tackle pressing development challenges in the Andean Region.

The SDSN Andes Secretariat, managed within Yachay Tech, is the regional coordinating center for the activities of the network, managing all operations and communications, and being the link that connects members and partner organizations.

EARTH OBSERVATION CENTER

The Earth Observation Center will carry out the research and development of innovative products in the field of remote sensing and geographic information systems sciences. Data from satellites, aircrafts, drones and geophysical studies will contribute to understanding our planet, ensuring our environment and managing our resources. This data can transform and improve the current state of the Ecuadorian nation. The Center will undertake studies across a broad spectrum, including volcanic monitoring, seismic surveys, climate change and El Niño phenomena, pollution, deforestation and forest degradation, exploration of natural resources, geophysical studies, marine and lake studies, among others.

Looking ahead, it is expected that the center will develop and market new terrestrial observing instruments.

Paúl Arellano, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Geological Sciences and Engineering

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