FLACSO Ecuador was established in 1974 through an agreement between the Ecuadorian State and the FLACSO international system. The institution is part of the Ecuadorian university system and was recognized by the Higher Education Law in the year 2000. FLACSO Ecuador has administrative and financial autonomy in accordance with its founding agreement.
FLACSO Ecuador produces and disseminates knowledge in the social sciences and humanities through critical and creative teaching and research. Its principles are pluralism and academic autonomy, with the aim of contributing to the development of diverse Latin American and Andean schools of thought, as well as promoting justice, equality and social inclusion.
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