Research Areas

Agriculture and animal production

 

  1. To improve levels of agricultural and fisheries production through the use of traditional methods and biotechnology.
  2. To Implement more rational and environmentally friendly production systems.
  3. To observe and analyze the relation between biological, technical and social aspects of production, with emphasis on the rural economy and the value of environmental services of agriculture, aquaculture and associated natural ecosystems.
  4. To evaluate risks deriving from the impact of climatic events, epidemics and diseases on crops.
  5. To carry out studies on the methods of commercialization of products in accordance with the production system employed.
  6. To develop the areas of agroforestry and mariculture.
    Research Centers:
    - Ecuadorian Center for Biotechnology Research (Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador, CIBE)
    - Center for Information Technologies (Centro de Tecnologías de Información, CTI)
    - Center for Aquaculture and Marine Research (Centro Nacional de Acuicultura e Investigaciones Marinas, CENAIM)
    - Center for Water and Sustainable Development (Centro de Agua y Desarrollo Sustentable, CADS)
    - Center of Research and Projects Applied to Geosciences (Centro de Investigación y Proyectos Aplicados a las Ciencias de la Tierra, CIPAT)
    - Ecuadorian Center for Research and Development of Nanotechnology (Centro Ecuatoriano de Investigación y Desarrollo de Nanotecnología, CIDNA)
    - Center for Vision and Robotics (Centro de Visión y Robótica, CVR)
    - Center for Economic Research (Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, CIEC)
    - National Corporation of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Corporación Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia, CONAH)
    Research Groups:
    - Ecology and Evaluation of de Aquatic Systems
    - Bioeconomics
    - Chains of Value in Agrobusiness
    - Chemical and Biological Study of Bioproducts (ESQUIBIO 2)
    - Integration of Technologies
    - Food Research and Development "IDEAL"
Agricultura y Producción Animal

Climate and environment

  1. To promote programs of transdisciplinary research.
  2. To improve knowledge and prediction of climatic variability and regional changes.
  3. To generate socioeconomic indices of the effects of climate change and the El Niño phenomenon.
  4. To investigate measures of prevention, reduction and mitigation of the impacts of climate change.
  5. To evaluate strategies of adaptation and policies of reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases.
    Research Centers:
    - Center for Aquaculture and Marine Research (Centro Nacional de Acuicultura e Investigaciones Marinas, CENAIM)
    - Center for Water and Sustainable Development (Centro de Agua y Desarrollo Sustentable, CADS)
    - Center of Research and Projects Applied to Geosciences (Centro de Investigación y Proyectos Aplicados a las Ciencias de la Tierra, CIPAT)
    - Center of Research, Development and Innovation in Computer Systems (Centro de Investigaciones, Desarrollo e Innovación de Sistemas Computacionales, CIDIS)
    - Center for Renewable and Alternative Energy (Centro de Energías Renovables y Alternativas, CERA)
    - Center for Vision and Robotics (Centro de Visión y Robótica, CVR)
    - Center for Economic Research (Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, CIEC)
    - National Corporation of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Corporación Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia, CONAH)
    Research Groups:
    - Acquisition, Modeling and Smart Analysis of Data (AMAID)
    - EcoBasins
    - Ecotoxicology
    - Chemical and Biological Study of Bioproducts (ESQUIBIO 2)
    - Marine and Coastal Geosciences (GMC)
    - Sustainable Engineering
Clima y Ambiente

Education and communication

  1. To adapt education to the changes that arise as a result of globalization and the exponential production of new knowledge.
  2. To incorporate ICTs into learning processes.
  3. To develop proprietory technology for connectivity and intelligent systems.
    Research Center:
    -
    Center for Statistical Studies and Research (Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Estadísticas, CEIE)
    Research Groups:
    - Ecology and Evaluation of Aquatic Systems
    - Mobile Communications (GICOM)
    - Integration of Technology
Educación y Comunicación

Alternative and renewable energy

  1. To generate a solid base of information for the development of renewable energies: solar, wind and tidal.
  2. To quantify available resources and the demand for energy through small scale mapping.
  3. To develop applications for solar energy and its storage using hydrogen.
  4. To carry out research for the improvement of energy efficiency at the level of industry, distribution and consumption.
  5. To evaluate the feasibility of plant, microorganism and algae cultivation for the production of biofuels.
    Research Centers:
    - Center for Information Technologies (Centro de Tecnologías de Información, CTI)
    - Center for Water and Sustainable Development (Centro de Agua y Desarrollo Sustentable, CADS)
    - Center of Research and Projects Applied to Geosciences (Centro de Investigación y Proyectos Aplicados a las Ciencias de la Tierra, CIPAT)
    - Center for Rural Research (Centro de Investigaciones Rurales, CIR)Center for Rural Research (Centro de Investigaciones Rurales, CIR)
    - National Corporation of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Corporación Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia, CONAH)
    Research Groups:
    - Coastal Marine Tourism and Sustainable Development
    - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Guayaquil (E.N.E.R.G.Y.)
    - Sustainable Engineering
Energías Alternativas y Renovables

Environmental management

  1. To carry out an inventory, with a smart data management system, of ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.
  2. To implement systems of ecological and environmental monitoring in order to generate environmental models and sustainable management plans.
  3. To create research programs that integrate hydrology, climate and water drainage bowl management.
  4. To work on plans of environmental sanitation in response to problems of diminishing natural resources, waste disposal and reduction in water quality.
    Research Centers:
    - Ecuadorian Center for Biotechnology Research (Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador, CIBE)
    - Center for Water and Sustainable Development (Centro de Agua y Desarrollo Sustentable, CADS)
    - Center of Research and Projects Applied to Geosciences (Centro de Investigación y Proyectos Aplicados a las Ciencias de la Tierra, CIPAT)
    - Center of Research, Development and Innovation in Computer Systems (Centro de Investigaciones, Desarrollo e Innovación de Sistemas Computacionales, CIDIS)
    - Ecuadorian Center for Research and Development of Nanotechnology (Centro Ecuatoriano de Investigación y Desarrollo de Nanotecnología, CIDNA)
    - Center for Rural Research (Centro de Investigaciones Rurales, CIR)
    - National Corporation of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Corporación Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia, CONAH)
    Research Groups:
    - Bioproducts from Algae (BPA)
    - EcoBasins
    - Ecotoxicology
    - Chemical and Biological Study of Bioproducts (ESQUIBIO 2)
    - Integration of Technologies
    - Río Daule Reseachers
    - Sustainable Environmental Sanitation (RAS)

 

Manejo Ambiental

Industrial technology

  1. To develop applications for sustainable use of natural resources.
  2. To study and implement the advantageous uses of nanotechnology in project development.
  3. To work on the mechanization of agriculture and post-harvesting processes to reduce waste and improve efficiency.
  4. To manage and preserve food reserves.
  5. To implement energy saving plans, reduction in waste production and the alternative supply sourcing.
    Research Centers:
    - Ecuadorian Center for Biotechnology Research (Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador, CIBE)
    - Center for Information Technologies (Centro de Tecnologías de Información, CTI)
    - Center of Research, Development and Innovation in Computer Systems (Centro de Investigaciones, Desarrollo e Innovación de Sistemas Computacionales, CIDIS)
    - Ecuadorian Center for Research and Development of Nanotechnology (Centro Ecuatoriano de Investigación y Desarrollo de Nanotecnología, CIDNA)
    - Center for Renewable and Alternative Energy (Centro de Energías Renovables y Alternativas, CERA)
    - Center for Vision and Robotics (Centro de Visión y Robótica, CVR)
    Research Groups: 
    - Acquisition, Modeling and Intelligent Analysis of Data (AMAID)
    - Bioproducts from Algae (BPA)
    - Materials Science and Engineering
    - Mobile Communications (GICOM)
    - Marine and Coastal Geosciences (GMC)
    - Research Group in Bioengineering
    - Sustainable Engineering
    - Food Research and Development " IDEAL"
    - Business Processes and Software
    - Pattern Recognition and its Applications.

 

Tecnología Industrial