The Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, is a private higher education institution committed to the preparation of highly qualified professionals, educated with high scientific and technical standards enriched by a humanistic core.
The institution understands that one of its main goals is to prepare professionals capable of dealing with the problems concerning the world today. Engineering graduates should be able to design solutions that fit the particular needs of their own societies and also to take part on a globalized and competitive work market.
All the activities developed in the Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito address issues related to Colombian reality, the most urgent needs of the world today and the role and responsibilities of the future engineer, economist and business administrator in the context of a globalized world.
The institution’s academic community is formed by more than 4000 students, enrolled in 16 graduate programs, 10 undergraduate programs and 2 departments.
Founded in 1972 by a group of outstanding teachers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito was created as an institution dedicated to the preparation of highly qualified engineers educated with optimal scientific and technical standards enhanced by a humanistic background.
The name of the institution comes from the notorious Colombian engineer, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher Julio Garavito Armero, who is considered one of the most important scientists born in the country.
The institution began its activities with two programs, Civil and Electrical Engineering. Throughout the years, different programs were created, motivated by the needs of the country and its educational system. The current undergraduate programs aside the ones already mentioned are:
The Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito has also 16 graduate programs including Master Degrees on Civil Engineering, Project Management, Electronics, Information Management, and Industrial Engineering.
The institution’s mission is to contribute to the society through the development of the individual and the improvement of the scientific and humanistic knowledge by means of a relevant and comprehensive education within the context of the Colombian reality.
The institution’s vision is to become by 2019 the first option and the best example of a technological university, nationally and internationally recognized for its high quality.