The Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), or as it currently known, the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá (UIP), is a well-known and much respected Panamanian institution of higher learning, one with a strong international presence.
Universidad Interamericana de Panamá was approved by Presidential decree in 1992 and began operations in 1994, serving a mere 90 students in its initial year of existence. As enrollment has risen (exponentially) over the years, the school’s evolution as an institution has closely paralleled the development of the country of Panama, to which UIP has a firm and deep commitment.
In 2003, the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá joined a network consisting of one of the world's largest private universities, the Laureate International University, a leading provider of quality higher education, with satellite schools in over 29 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including institutions in the countries of Germany, Brazil, Chile, China, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, USA, France, UK, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Australia and Indonesia. With more than 900,000 students participating in over 75 institutions worldwide, this network of universities has made major contributions in the field of education and has trained countless future leaders in a variety of academic and professional disciplines.
More about the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá
The Universidad Interamericana de Panamá aims to prepare students to enter the workforce by providing a comprehensive course of knowledge and training, thus giving them personal and professional skills they will need to: make informed decisions; examine innovative and analytical criteria; manage risk and optimize organizational resources for business development in both the public and private sphere of the economy.
The Universidad Interamericana de Panamá is an all-inclusive educational institution that takes into account the needs of different types of students in order to expand access to education for students of all walks of life, including adults and working professionals who wish to update and strengthen their respective educational resumes. The institution has nearly 40 academic degree programs spanning a number of different general subject areas—areas that include:
- Engineering and Technological Systems
- Maritime Studies
- Food, Hospitality and Tourism
- Administrative Sciences
- Architecture and Design
- And more…
The Universidad Interamericana de Panamá offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate degree levels, leading to Bachelor and Master Degrees that have been updated and approved according to the legal provisions of Panama.
Universidad Interamericana de Panamá: Mission, Vision and Values
The corporate philosophy of the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá is clearly stated in the university’s Mission Statement, Vision and Values:
The mission of the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá is to train students through a comprehensive course of education with a global perspective, which ultimately promotes citizen engagement and a contribution to the progress of the country (Panama).
The vision of the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá is to be a leading institution for academic excellence and international experiences—a place where its members, both students and staff, consistently celebrate diversity and promote the welfare of the community.
According to the UIP website, the values of the institution—values which guide all of its academic and extracurricular activities—are:
Universidad Interamericana de Panamá: Academic Seal
There are five key elements that make up the distinctive academic seal of the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá. These elements include:
English Communication Skills
The Universidad Interamericana de Panamá recognizes the importance of English communication in an ever-increasing globalized world, and thus offers a number of courses and specialty programs in that language. Both students and teachers can access English certification programs, such as the Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ESOL Exams, and the Bell Education Trust.
UIP integrates a truly global vision, one that is accomplished through the resources and services of the Laureate network. The school offers study exchange programs thanks to its affiliation with several partner universities throughout the world, giving its students the chance to study abroad while also hosting hundreds of foreign students over the years that have come to study in Panama.
UIP encourages a high level of interaction between students and faculty. Moreover, the school sponsors many programs and internships that provide students the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom setting via a variety of practical real-world experiences prior to their graduation.
The educational model at UIP allows students to develop critical thinking and leadership skills, and every individual is given countless opportunities to work collaboratively in a team setting as a way to solve problems and generate new ideas.
In addition to the classroom experience, where assistance from instructors is abundant, the students at UIP are given all the additional support they need to be successful. This includes tutoring services and a number of technological tools and platforms.
Information for International Students
As part of the Laureate Network of schools, the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá offers students countless opportunities for student exchange, and provides advice and support in areas of international studies, such as the attainment of double degrees in affiliation with other institutions in the network. The school also offers international students the opportunity to enroll in and attend school in Panama for a semester, a summer session or a full academic year, provided that the student’s home university is a member of the partner network.
Further services related to international careers, teacher exchanges and visiting students from Latin America and Europe make the Laureate network of schools a truly global community, one that allows students the benefit of a purposeful education with a unique multicultural perspective that promotes self-leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit.
- Business Administration
- International Business
- Information Technology
- Industrial Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Graphic and Industrial Design Engineering
- Philology, Languages, Literature
- Philology and Linguistics
- Translation and Interpretation
- Political Science
Type of studies: University Degree Programs, Graduate, Professional Programs
Language of instruction: Spanish, English
Location: Via España y calle 74E, antigua entrada al club de Golf. Zona 5, Panama, Panama, 4366
Telephone and Fax: Tel.: +323-6677 Fax.: +224-0318