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UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE is a private university founded in 1966 in Barranquilla, Colombia that offers undergraduate programs as well as postgraduate programs and research groups.

More specifically, UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE offers 23 undergraduate programs, as following:

  • Business administration,
  • Architecture,
  • Political science and government,
  • Media and journalism,
  • Law,
  • Graphic design,
  • Industrial design,
  • Economics,
  • Nursing studies,
  • Civil engineering,
  • Systems and computer engineering,
  • Electrical engineering,
  • Electronic engineering,
  • Industrial engineering,
  • Mechanical engineering,
  • Childhood education,
  • Mathematics,
  • Medicine,
  • Music,
  • International business,
  • Psychology,
  • International relations,
  • Accounting studies.

Knowledge development and increasing interrelationships in each discipline, the intensive yet rational use of technologies, the strengthening of scientific communities, professors’ commitment and the quality of education are some of the major tasks in which the University participates, so as to achieve high levels of excellence. Therefore, it is important to maintain a close relationship with the academy and the international business sector.

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has been able to export its services to Ecuador and Venezuela, establishing itself internationally and promoting the university worldwide.

MISSION

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE’s mission is the integral formation of a person in terms of higher education, and contribution. Through its academic divisions and research groups the university provides advanced education and applied research, characterized by a broad social and humanistic content.

VISION

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE’s vision is to be distinguished as one of the best universities in the country as well as a university broadly committed to education. By 2017 the university wants to be accredited nationally and internationally for its academic excellence, educational methods, scientific research groups and teaching staff.

VALUES

  • Commitment to excellence,
  • Leadership,
  • Business management,
  • Institutional ethics and integrity,
  • Appreciation for the truth,
  • Sense of justice,
  • Social commitment,
  • Individual autonomy.

CERTIFICATION

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has currently accredited 11 of its programs and two have been under evaluation by the National Accreditation Council (CNA). For some programs the university has been developing assessment processes with entities such as the European University Association (EUA), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Contact info #1

Jose Marquez Diaz
+57 5 350 9560
Computer Networks & Software Engineering Director / Engineering Professor
+57 5 359 8852
A.A. 1569 – 51820, Kilometro 5 Via antigua Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia

Contact info #2

Jessie Gamarra Hernandez
+57 5 350 9317
Research Assistant
+57 5 359 8852
A.A. 1569 – 51820, Kilometro 5 Via antigua Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia

Contact info #3

Katherine Pardo Sanchez
+57 5 350 9420
Research Coordinator
+57 5 359 8852
A.A. 1569 – 51820, Kilometro 5 Via antigua Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia

Pre-graduate Programs

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE offers 23 undergraduate programs, as following:

  • Business administration,
  • Architecture,
  • Political science and government,
  • Media and journalism,
  • Law,
  • Graphic design,
  • Industrial design,
  • Economics,
  • Nursing studies,
  • Civil engineering,
  • Systems and computer engineering,
  • Electrical engineering,
  • Electronic engineering,
  • Industrial engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Childhood Education,
  • Mathematics,
  • Medicine,
  • Music,
  • International business,
  • Psychology,
  • International relations,
  • Accounting studies.

Postgraduate Programs

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE offers postgraduate studies, such as:

  • Specialties: Studies that follow an undergraduate program and enable improvement in the same occupation, profession, or related or complementary major.
  • Masters: Advanced training programs oriented in solving theoretical, disciplinary, interdisciplinary or professional problems.
  • Doctorates: Advanced training programs seeking to generate new knowledge in science, art and technology and a result of deep experience for those who achieve this level of training.

Research & Investigation Groups

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE offers research and investigation groups so as to conduct research on a given topic, formulate problems of interest, draw strategic plans and produce results on a subject.

1. Group of computer networks and software engineering:

Research Interests:

  • Quality of services in networks,
  • Production cycles for software development,
  • Networking application development,
  • Virtual education,
  • Software quality management,
  • Network interconnection,
  • Development platforms, information architectures, standards for software development,
  • Simulation,
  • ICT for education,
  • ICT for sustainable development & human computer interaction.

Fields of Application:

  • Activities Database,
  • Consulting in computing systems,
  • Program development (software),
  • Education.

2. Group of Robotics and Intelligent Systems:

Research Interests:

  • Operations Research and Statistics,
  • Auto Production,
  • Robotics,
  • Intelligent Systems.

Fields of Application:

  • Quality and productivity,
  • Program development (software),
  • Manufacture of machinery using precision mechanical components,
  • Manufacture of machinery and electronic equipment for industrial automation and production process control,
  • Neuroscience.

3. Telecommunications and Signal Processing Group:

Research Interests:

  • Mobile Communications,
  • Electronics and high frequency circuits (RF),
  • Laboratories and educational tools,
  • Digital image and signal processing,
  • Telematic Networks.

Fields of Application:

  • Manufacture of television and telecommunications equipment,
  • Manufacture of electronic material.

Computer Networks & Software Engineering Projects

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has developed the following projects within the University with the support of Colciencias that are directly connected to the research group of Computer Networks and Software Engineering:

Telemetry system for the management of the urban public transport service:

A prototype for the collection and management of data built in a hardware device installed on buses or public transport vehicles. The data will be transmitted wirelessly to different spots along the way. The vehicle information is stored in a central node and is processed so as to improve public transportation services.

Software program for the design and analysis of steel thin-walled structures:

Software created for the process of analysis and design of steel thin-walled structures. This will manage to substantially increase the thin walled structure consumption not only nationally, but in the export countries as well.

Plant modeling and model development for industrial operation/programming of vessels:

Design and implementation of the new production plant COTECMAR under the current engineering criteria, as well as design and implementation of the COTECMAR DSS system.

Virtual communication platform, supported by intelligent agents so as to support collaborative learning processes:

Prototype application that facilitates collaborative work aiming at creating knowledge through academic discussion and using message exchange based on the fundamental concepts of a topic proposed by a tutor or moderator. In addition, the prototype allows the construction of a concept map with the participation of the whole group.

The Robotics & Intelligent Systems Project

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has developed the following project within the University with the support of Colciencias that is directly connected to the research group of Robotics and Intelligent Systems:

Implementation of Color Vision Algorithms: Implementation of image processing algorithms for mobile platforms.

Telecommunications & Signal Processing Projects

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has developed the following projects within the University with the support of Colciencias that are directly connected to the research group of telecommunications and signal processing:

Prototype for the Acquisition, Compression and Sending of ECG signals through the cellular mobile network via GPRS, for Telecare purposes within the Caribbean Region:

Remote monitoring system of biomedical signals built in a hardware device located at the site of interest, allowing the capture and compression of signals for afterwards sending, through the cellular mobile network and with the use of a cellular phone, towards a central node.

Short-range radar for small boats (Design phase):

The design of a continuous wave radar with short range frequency modulation so as to be used in small boats and maritime waterways.

Pulse Radar Simulator:

Simulator designed so as to find the basic characteristics and parameters of radar pulses.

Advanced Laboratories

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE is equipped with advanced laboratories and equipment for the development of academic activities, such as the material laboratory, the hydraulic machinery laboratory, the industrial robotics laboratory etc.

Qualified Personnel

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE employs qualified and certified teaching staff that has the ability to suggest ideas on new courses or programs.

Software Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE specializes in software engineering tasks, among which are:

  • Software Application Development,
  • Next Generation Networks (NGN) Development,
  • Ad Hoc MANETs and WSNs (Wireless Sensor Networks) Development,
  • Interconnection Services,
  • Clustering/Grid Services,
  • Simulation Services,
  • Software Quality Management Services,
  • Platform Development,
  • Information Architecture Services,
  • IT Energy Saving Solutions on PCs and VoIPs.

Sensor Network & Localization

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has extensive knowledge as far as sensor network and localization applications in areas, such as telemedicine and smart buildings and specifically as far as:

  • Topology control in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks,
  • Sensor based information systems,
  • Communication systems support,
  • Software estimation and prediction models,
  • Alert services,
  • Route prediction.

Clients & Projects

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE has carried-out several projects in collaboration with renown companies such as those in following:

 

• ACESCO S.A. - Process innovation and optimization for the production of galvanized products, so as to increase ACESCO’s participation in international markets.
• ACESCO S.A. - Steel sheets development, suitable for soldering or chroming.
• ACESCO S.A. - Software development for the analysis and design of steel structures.
• GLOBALUZ LTDA. - Lighting systems automation for energy saving.
• EXPRESO BRASILIA S.A. - Rolling plan modeling system development.
• ADAPTING S.A.S. / ASP SOLUTIONS S.A. - Development and validation of new information management technologies for process improvement and digitization.
• TEMPRO S.A. - Plant modeling and support system development for the programming of integrated industrial production operations.
• ARGOS - Kiln chain system optimization, based on structural dynamic and thermal modeling.
• COTECMAR - Pioneering project: Knowledge-based management model.
• COTECMAR - Plant modeling and model development for industrial production operations.
• COTECMAR - Development of composite materials for marine applications.
• COTECMAR - Process planning and deployment modeling for knowledge management.
• COTECMAR – Sectoral systems of innovation for the shipbuilding and maritime industry in Colombia.
• ACESCO S.A. - Feasibility study for the design and implementation of a system for economic recovery of waste heat.
• BRAND SYSTEMS LTDA. – Life-saving systems for mobile devices.
More details on these project are provided in the attached document.

 

Universidad del Norte

  • Kilometro 5 Via antigua Puerto, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • +57 5 350 9509
  • +57 5 350 9489
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