In Ecuador’s “City of Knowledge”

By Kirk Siegler | October 20, 2015 | Ecuador

At Ecuador’s newest tech university, Yachay, quotes on the bright new pastel walls range from Albert Einstein to Fidel Castro. This campus, billed as a sprawling “city of knowledge,” is being built on former farm land about three hours drive from Quito. Why so far from the capitol? “The idea is to develop other, rural parts of the country,” says Caridad Perez of the university. 

Kirk Siegler is reporting from Ecuador on a fellowship with the International Reporting Project (IRP). This post originally appeared on NPR's On the Road.

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