01.General Information


UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA, is the most important academic higher education institution in the department of Antioquia and, having been founded in 1803, also the oldest state University in the country.


UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country accredited by CNA (the National Accreditation Council) in September 2003 for a period of 9 years; together with the University of the Andes, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA is the institution that has been accredited for the longest period in the country, following the National University of Colombia.


The foundation of UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA dates back to the colonial times; for two whole centuries the institution has been in the heart of Antioquia and its history is also the history of the region and Colombia itself. Initially founded as a Franciscan College, it was later transformed into an institution for higher education that at the time was mainly focused on Grammar, Philosophy and Theology.



The Faculty of Engineering is an academic unit within UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA, originally founded in 1943. The Faculty is dedicated to the education of professionals through the research, development and application of engineering activities.


Part of the Faculty of Engineering is the Centre for Environmental Research and Engineering - CIA which was created on March 25th, 1975. Its foundation was a result of the need to respond to issues related to the preservation of the environment, as well as its improvement, the promotion and development of studies related to the methods of measurement and control of pollution and the need for advisory and technical assistance services to resolve specific problems.


International Partnerships


UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA has agreements with various international organizations and educational institutions in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. Some of these institutions are: the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the University of Bielefeld, the La Trobe University, the University of Alcalá, the French government, the University of Stockholm, the University of Buenos Aires, the University of Montreal, the Agrarian University of Havana, the University of Chile, the Boston University, the University of the Andes, the Santa Maria Cardiovascular Clinic, Coldeportes, Corpoica, Dane-Fondane, the Saint Martin University, the Ministry of Foreign Trade, and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, among others.




UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA is a public institution which, in full exercise of its autonomy, is committed to the education of students, following the principles of excellence, the generation and dissemination of knowledge in the various fields and the preservation and development of cultural heritage.




The University’s vision is to become the leading research institution in the country and one of the best in Latin America, creating professionals with international academic excellence that contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the region within the framework of pluralism and environmental preservation.


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Certificates / Awards

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CNA (National Accreditation Council) Institutional Accreditation


Address: Calle 67 No. 53 - 108, Medellin, Colombia
Phone No: +57 4 219 8332
Fax No: +57 4 263 8282
e-mail: direccion@siu.udea.edu.co
Website: www.udea.edu.co