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Mission, Vision & Goals



Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico fosters learning, scholarship, and service in the core area of liberal arts, and in the professional fields of architecture, business, education, land surveying and engineering. PUPR’s character arises from its vision of teaching/learning, and service/outreach functions as independent, mutually supportive, and central to its mission and goals.

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is a private, non-for-profit university providing access to education through its main campus in San Juan, PR, and branch campus in Miami and Orlando, FL. PUPR also works in partnership with the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic.


As an institution of higher education, the mission of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is to provide opportunities to individuals from diverse backgrounds and in different locations using multiple methods of delivery to cultivate their potential for leadership, productivity, competitiveness and critical thinking, through exposure to intellectual, scientific, humanistic and technological advancement, with the purpose of contributing to regional and global sustainability.


To be recognized as the leading Hispanic Serving Institution in multiple fields of study, meeting societal and industrial standards in general, in association with public and private enterprise; characterized by an emphatic relationship between faculty and students, and with a culture of client-oriented quality service, empowerment and teamwork. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico reflects the meeting of the two pervasive cultures of the Americas, thus it is well positioned to serve as a catalyzer of a symbiotic relationship between the United States and the Latin American nations.


  • Goal 1: To contribute to regional and global socio-economic development, sustained by a capable and committed Faculty and through the formation of competitive professionals in the fields of architecture, applied sciences, business, engineering, math, and science education.
  • Goal 2: To provide access to higher education through on-campus and at a distance programs of study in compliance with guidelines that comprise hallmarks of quality.
  • Goal 3: To instill in PUPR graduates a genuine interest to search for solutions to the challenges associated with the needs and aspirations of society.
  • Goal 4: To promote the dissemination of knowledge through the teaching-learning process and through publications, and to develop an interest in applied research.
  • Goal 5: To adapt current and develop new programs of study that respond to the needs and realities of PUPR constituents and to society in general.
  • Goal 6: To foster the linkage between PUPR and industry, government, commerce, professional associations, as well as with other universities.
  • Goal 7: To promote teaching and learning best practices supported by “state of the art” technology.
  • Goal 8: To achieve long-term sustainable growth in financial resources.
  • Goal 9: To promote global and socio-cultural exposure of the PUPR community.
  • Goal 10: To continuously seek innovative ways to increase student retention and graduation rates, and to reduce students’ time to degree attainment.

Institutional Learning Goals

By the time of graduation, PUPR graduates are expected to attain the following eight competencies:
  1. Effective Communication. Express ideas in oral, written, and graphic mode.
  2. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning. Apply scientific and mathematical reasoning to the solution of problems.
  3. Critical Thinking. Interpret and question evidence, statements, and graphics, in order to draw justified, educated, reasonable and truthful conclusions.
  4. Technological Competence. Use technology and tools to gather, process and analyze information required to solve problems in the field of study.
  5. Information Literacy. Acknowledge, locate and evaluate the information needed to accomplish a specific purpose.
  6. Lifelong Learning. Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning.
  7. Ethical and Social Responsibility. Be aware of ethical, professional and social responsibilities.
  8. Teamwork. Contribute to achieve team goals.