Universities in Colombia

Institución Universitaria CESMAG

San Juan de Pasto, Colombia
The institution University CESMAG is a training centre Catholic, located in San Juan de Pasto, Colombia, which provides technical, professional and postgraduate training.

Universidad de Antioquia

Medellin, Colombia
Because of their transformative the University of Antioquia affects all sectors of society through research, teaching and extension. Research and teaching are the pillars of the academic life of the University and both are linked with the extension to achieve corporate goals of an academic or social. The research, source of knowledge, generating and support of teaching practice, is part of the curriculum. Aims at generating and testing knowledge, aimed at developing science, knowledge and technology, and production and adaptation of technology for finding solutions to the problems of the... See full description.

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BogotaCaliCartagena de IndiasMedellinMonteríaOrinoquíaPalmiraPopayánSan Juan de PastoSincelejo

About universities in Colombia

The present day system of higher education in Colombia was put in place with the Law of Higher Education passed in 1992. The Ministry of National Education holds the primary responsibility of overseeing the higher education in Colombia. The eco-system, thus created, has the Ministry of National Education at the helm regulating all institutions in Colombia. Policies around higher education in Colombia are brought in with the aid of consulting bodies, like High Education National Council (for policies on general directional), Cross Sectoral Committee for Higher Education Quality Assurance (for policies on quality enhancement) and National Accreditation Council (for policies on accreditation). These policies are then implemented with the support of associate agencies, like the Institute for Promotion of Higher Education (to improve higher education), Colombian Institute for development of Science and Technology (to promote research) and Colombian Institute for Educational Credit and technical Education abroad (to finance student education).
Higher education in Colombia is delivered at four types of institutes:
  • Universities offer traditional teaching and research programs at both bachelor’s and master’s levels
  • University Institutions (Instituciones Universitarias or Escuelas Tecnológicas) primarily focus on academic teaching with high specialization
  • Technological Institutions (Instituciones Tecnológicas) focus on technological fields through short-term, academic programs
  • Technical Training Institutions (Instituciones Técnicas Profesionales) provide short-term vocational education, including training and skill upgrading courses
Universities in Colombia account for almost eighty six percent of all students enrolled in higher education in Colombia. Furthermore, higher education is delivered by both public and private institutions in Colombia. Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of private institutions; they now account for almost sixty seven percent of all enrolments.
University institutions in Colombia that are approved by the Ministry of National Education are allowed to confer degrees upon students. Universities in Colombia offer both Bachelor and Master Degree Programs. These institutions offer diverse bachelors and master’s degree programs such as Business Administration, Engineering, Health, Humanities, Integrated Arts, Science, Social & Economic Sciences, Psychology and Education & Pedagogy.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Colombia
Students pursuing undergraduate programs in liberal arts at universities in Colombia, are awarded the title of 'Maestro en', while those pursuing undergraduate study programs at authorized schools are awarded the degree 'Licenciado en'. Specializations oriented bachelor’s degree programs in Colombia lead to the degree of ‘specialist’ in a given occupation, profession, discipline or related area.
Master’s Degree Programs in Colombia
Universities also offer master’s degree programs in Columbia under various faculties. Upon successful completion of these programs, students are entitled to receive the Magister degree, which is the equivalent of a master’s in Columbia. Some doctoral courses also offered at certain universities in Colombia.
With the recent rise in number of private institutions in the country, the government has announced numerous steps and efforts for improving the monitoring of higher education in Colombia. The accreditation and quality assurance components for institutes will be made stricter in order to ensure that the quality of higher education in Colombia does not decline.

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