The Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL, is one the most iconic universities in Ecuador with 60 years of experience. ESPOL is an institution devoted to developing scientific research in different areas. Its history testifies to its commitment to quality and innovation, both in development and in the academic sphere. The university main research areas are agriculture, animal production, climate, environment, education, communication, alternative and renewable energy, enviromental management and industrial technology.
APESPOL is the association of professors and administrative personnel with the appointment of ESPOL created more than 45 years ago. All members affiliate voluntarily. It is an entity that is responsible for supporting its members in the defense of their interests and rights and also to contribute to the realization of the objectives of ESPOL. APESPOL carries out with its affiliates academic, social, cultural and recreational activities.
Its main headquarters are located within the Gustavo Galindo Velasco campus in ESPOL and it has an events room in the "Las Peñas" campus.