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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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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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Contact info #1

Luquegi Gil Neira
+57 4 219 8332
General Secretary
+57 4 263 8282
Calle 67 No. 53 - 108, Medellin, Colombia

Academic Programs

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA has 26 academic units divided into:

• 14 Faculties
• 4 Schools
• 4 Institutes
• 4 Corporations that offer nearly 68 undergraduate programs

As postgraduate education, the institution offers a total of 162 programs which include:

• 10 Doctorates
• 84 Specializations
• 41 Medical Specialties
• 27 Masters

Schools:

• Languages Program
• School of Microbiology
• School of Nutrition and Dietetics
• Bibliotech Program

Faculties:

• Faculty of Art
• Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
• Faculty of Financial Sciences
• Faculty of Natural Sciences
• Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
• Faculty of Communications
• Faculty of Law And Political Sciences
• Faculty of Education
• Faculty of Nursing
• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Dentistry
• Faculty of Medicine
• Faculty of Public Health

Institutes:

• Institute of Political Studies
• Institute of Regional Studies
• Institute of Philosophy
• Institute of Physical Education and Sports

Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering offers the following pre-graduate and postgraduate programs:

• Bioengineering
• Civil Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Electronic Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• Materials Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Sanitary Engineering
• Systems Engineering
• Telecommunications Engineering

Research Groups

The University boasts of 247 research groups recognized by Colciencias, Colombia’s Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The various research groups of the University consist of faculty members, students and research fellows who are responsible for conducting advanced research in a variety of fields including agricultural sciences, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technology and engineering, among many others.

These groups are made possible through grants from both the public and the private sectors.

Research Centers: UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA has currently several research centers organized around different research topics ranging from natural sciences, economics and engineering to health and social sciences.

University Research System: The University Research System (SIU) of UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA is responsible for promoting advance research in various fields. This unit comprises of 36 world-class research groups recognized by Colciencias.

SIU’s state-of-the-art facilities house the following research groups:

• Food Science and Human Nutrition
• Biology and Control of Infectious Diseases
• Epidemiology
• Gastro Hepatology
• Genetics, Regeneration & Cancer (GRC)
• Molecular Genetics
• Infectious Diseases
• Veterinary Sciences
• Primary Immunodeficiency
• Cellular Immunology & Immunogenetics
• Immuno-Virology
• Malaria
• Neuroscience
• Study and Control of Tropical Diseases (PECET)
• Snakes and Scorpions
• Health and Rehabilitation
• Human Reproduction
• Biotechnology
• Environmental Catalysis
• Science of Materials
• Corrosion and Protection
• Diagnosis and Control of Pollution
• Solid State Physics
• Atomic and Molecular Physics
• Environmental Management and Modeling
• Energy Management
• Bioactive Substances
• Optics & Photonics
• Applied Physical-Chemical Processes
• Organic Chemistry of Natural Products
• Chemistry of Energy & Environment
• Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning
• Pedagogy in Colombia
• Environment & Society
• Health & Social Policy

Centre for Environmental Research and Engineering - CIA

The Centre for Environmental Research and Engineering - CIA is part of the Faculty of Engineering and 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.

Interdisciplinary work in the CIA has evolved over the time from a temporary gathering of a group of professionals from multiple disciplines to a permanent establishment of research and development groups specializing in different areas of knowledge. CIA includes 40 active research groups.

Today, CIA's work has gone beyond the environmental issue as the center has become a promoter of research in all disciplines of engineering.

Universidad de Antioquia

  • Calle 67 No. 53 108, Medellin, Colombia
  • +57 4 219 8332
  • +57 4 263 8282
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