Established in 1974, and acknowledged by the Law of Higher Education in 2000.
Academic and research
Calle La Pradera E7-174 y Av. Diego de Almagro
(593 2) 2946800
(593 2) 2946803
Person in chargeDr. Juan Ponce - Director
Other members of the Executive
Academic Sub director: Dra. Valeria Coronel;
Academic Coordinator: Dra. Palmira Chavero;
Research Coordinator: Dr. Fredy Rivera
Objectives of the institution
To acquire and disseminate knowledge and skills in the field of social sciences and the humanities through teaching and critical and creative research.
Heritage documents under its protection
1.728 documents make up the Historic Collection. These documents are in digital form. This documentation is used for consultation by students, professors and researchers.
Periodicals published by the institution
Íconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, is a publication of FLACSO Ecuador. It was established in 1997 with the purpose of encouraging critical reflection on social sciences on topics of social, political, cultural and economic debate in the country, the Andean region and Latin America in general. A magazine on social sciences that is published three times a year in the months of January, May and September.
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales, is a digital publication published every six months by the Department of Development, Environment and Territory of FLACSO Ecuador. The magazine, established on March 2008, has the objective of disseminating initiatives of academic research and to serve the purpose of socializing and communicating today’s social and environmental topics, from the point of view of political, urban, environmental policy and environmental sociology, and anthropology of nature, among others. Letras Verdes is issued on the months of March and September.
URVIO, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de Seguridad is a digital publication published every six months by FLACSO Ecuador. Established in year 2007, the magazine is a space for critical reflection, debate, up-dating knowledge, research and consult on issues linked to security, organized crime, intelligence and public policies on the security of the region.
This magazine is an open forum for researchers to contribute towards the development and dissemination of theoretical and methodological reflection devoted to the analysis and evaluation of public polities, particularly from the viewpoint of the experiences of Latin America. The magazine Mundos Plurales is published twice a year, on May and November, and the articles may be presented in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Kichwa.
Eutopía. Revista de Desarrollo Económico Territorial seeks reflection on what is happening in our society taking the territory as a focal point. The term "Eu-topia” comes from the Greek: eu, good and topos place, taken literally it would mean “good place” and that is exactly was we are seeking both for Ecuador and Latin America. The building of a "good place", not as a utopia but as something real and viable. This is a challenge needing the active incorporation of avant-garde social thinking in the region.
Other publications by the institution
Information Bulletin of the Observatory on Racial Discrimination, issues 1, 2 and 3 in:
Please find the Catalogue of Publications since 2012-2015, in: