IKIAM will be a world-class university of bio-knowledge and advanced research in the areas of Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Social Sciences. IKIAM is at the core of a national plan to advance knowledge and strengthen human talent of a new generation that will be configured upon the achievement of economic development through sustainable, rational and innovative uses of natural resources. Additionally, IKIAM will become a prominent research institution with a comprehensive system for advanced research based upon international academic standards. Based on this framework, the University seeks to invigorate Ecuador´s competitive natural wealth while strengthening local and international technology networks.