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National University of Colombia


The Universidad Nacional de Colombia (English: National University of Colombia), is a public, national, coeducational, research university, located primarily in Bogotá, Medellín, Manizales and Palmira, Colombia. Established in 1867 by an act of the Congress of Colombia, the university is the largest higher education institution of the country with more than 44,000 students, the largest number of graduated professionals per year, and number of academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with 423 academic programmes, which includes 94 graduate diplomas, 61 Academic specializations, 38 medical specialties, 131 Master's degrees, and 46 doctorates. It is also one of the few universities that employs post-doctorate fellows in the country. Approximately 40,000 students are studying for an undergraduate degree and 4,000 for a graduate degree.

The university is a member of the Association of Colombian Universities (ASCUN), the Iberoamerican Association of Postgraduate Universities (AUIP), and the Iberoamerican University Network Universia. Along with Antioquia and Valle universities, it conforms what is known as the Golden Triangle of higher education in Colombia, being among the most selective and competitive universities in the country. A study by Universia found it to be the Colombian university producing the largest number of scientific papers published in peer-refereed publications in 2005, and the 45th most prolific in Latin America. Furthermore, according to the Latinamerican Web Ranking of Universities, the National University of Colombia ranked in the first place of the country in internet presence, and among the first universities in the region. Regarding the CIVETS universities, the National University occupied the fifth place.

The institution offers a wide selection of programmes in both undergraduate and graduate levels, such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, engineering, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, physics, geology, biology, psychology, social sciences, arts (music, fine arts), philosophy, and law.
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University of Valle


The University of Valle (Spanish: Universidad del Valle), also called Univalle, is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university based primarily in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. It is the largest higher education institution by student population in the southwest of the country, and the third in Colombia, with more than 30,000 students. The university was established by ordinance No. 12 of 1945, by the Departmental Assembly as the Industrial University of Valle del Cauca (Spanish: Universidad Industrial del Valle del Cauca), under the leadership of Tulio Ramírez Rojas and Severo Reyes Gamboa.

The university has two campuses in Cali. The main one, known as University City of Melendez (Spanish: Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, *@$), is located in the southern neighborhood of Melendez and hosts the faculties of Engineering, Humanities, Integrated Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences and Economics, as well as the institutes of Education and Pedagogy, and Psychology. Its second one, located in the centric San Fernando neighborhood, hosts the faculties of Administration Sciences and Health. The university also has several satellite campuses across the department in the cities of Buenaventura, Buga, Caicedonia, Cartago, Palmira, Tuluá, Yumbo, and Zarzal, and one campus in the neighboring Cauca department in the city of Santander de Quilichao. The university offers education at technological, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with 258 academic programs, which includes 65 master and medical specialties, and 8 doctorates. Also, it hosts an excellence research center, six research centers, three research institutes, and 204 research groups.

The university is member of several university organizations including the Association of Colombian Universities (ASCUN), the Iberoamerican Association of Postgraduate Universities (AUIP), and the Iberoamerican University Network Universia. The Valle, National and Antioquia universities form what is known as the Golden Triangle of higher education in Colombia, being among the most selective and competitive universities in the country. It is one of the 15 universities in the country to have received a high quality institutional accreditation by the Ministry of Education, through resolution 2020 of June 3, 2005. The accreditation was for eight years, making the university one of only a few to be accredited for such a duration. The University is considered a premier school in the country and usually excels in its Health and Engineering programs.
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University of Los Andes (Colombia)

BogotáPolitical ScienceLawMedicine, General, Internal

The University of los Andes (Spanish: Universidad de los Andes), also commonly self-styled as Uniandes, is a private research university located in the city centre of Bogotá, Colombia. Founded in 1948 by a group of Colombian intellectuals led by Mario Laserna Pinzón, it was the first Colombian university established as nonsectarian (independent from any political party or religious institution). Uniandes has traditionally educated the Latin American academic elite, and is broadly considered to be one of the best universities in this region and the best of Colombia.

The university is academically composed of nine faculties, three special academic entities — the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, the Center for Research and Training in Education (Spanish: Centro de Investigación y Formación en Educación, CIFE), and the Interdisciplinary Center for Development Studies (Spanish: Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios sobre Desarrollo, CIDER) — and a joint academic venture with the medical institution Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation, together offering 31 undergraduate, 18 doctoral, and 38 graduate degree-granting programs in areas of human knowledge such as medicine, engineering, science, law and others.

The university has given birth to 128 research groups recognized by Colciencias, most of them in the social sciences, mathematics, physics and engineering. It is one of the few Colombian universities to have received high quality institutional accreditation by the Colombian Ministry of Education, given in January 2015. Los Andes has been consistently regarded as the best Colombian university, one of the Latin American top and one of the top 250 world universities according to both the QS World Top University Ranking and the Times Higher Education Classification.



ADETTI (Associação para o Desenvolvimento das Telecomunicações e Técnicas de Informática) is a non-profit research institution in Portugal.

It was created in 1989, aiming at the development of Information and Communication Technologies, contributing to the advance of knowledge and science and the enhancement of quality in management, marketing and in Business Competitiveness.

ADETTI is structured by organizational units called Research Lines, which have well defined research and development objectives.

In ADETTI, several lecturers and professors of the Information Sciences and Technologies Department, of the Department of Marketing and of the Department of Management Sciences of ISCTE - Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa a public Business, Social and Technological Sciences University Institute in Lisbon, develop their Research activities.

13 PhD, 11 MSc and 6 MBA are presently involved in research and development tasks at ADETTI, as well as growing number of research staff, Post-doc, PhD and MSc students, totalling more than eighty persons. A large number of undergraduate students of Computing and Engineering, are also participating in ADETTI projects in the scope of their final work for graduation.

The activities of ADETTI span the range of research and development in the framework of national and European-funded R&D programmes, with an active role in the transfer of research results into the Portuguese and European Markets and in the support to the creation of "start-ups" of technological foundation.

In the national context, ADETTI is a research unit of the national programme of R&D funding, under the umbrella of the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and, in the European arena, ADETTI has been participating in the various Framework Programmes that have been supporting the European Research space, since 1990, namely, RACE II, ESPRIT IV, ACTS, TEN-IBC, TELEMATICS, FP5 IST, FP5 Growth, FP6 IST as well as the INTERREG Regional framework programme.

As a landmark for the active role of ADETTI's participation in the European R&D Research support programmes, during the FP5 programme (1998–2002), the European ADETTI funding effort reached 3 million Euro and was ranked the second Portuguese Academic R&D institution in the FP5 IST programme (after INESC Porto) and the third in the ranking of all the Portuguese institutions participating in that programme (after Portugal Telecom Inovação and INESC Porto).
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Pontifical Xavierian University

BogotáBusinessLawTourism, Catering, Hostelry, Restaurant Industry

The Pontifical Xavierian University (in Spanish La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) is a private higher education institution founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest, most traditional, and prestigious Colombian universities, directed by the Society of Jesus, with its main facilities in Bogotá and a second campus in Cali. It is one of the 28 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America and one of 114 around the world.

The Javeriana University in Bogotá has 18 schools comprising 61 departments and 181 academic programs catering to areas of knowledge, giving the university its multidisciplinary nature. It has 45 buildings in 445 acres (1.80 km2). The Javeriana University in Cali offers 18 schools in four faculties. It is located in Pance in southern Cali and it is one of the most remarkable educational institution in the city. Its Law School recently got its high quality accreditation granted to it by Resolution 6808 August 6, 2010, of the Ministry of National Education. The campus in Cali has sectional divisions of the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC), Temple University's Fox School of Business, and others.

The Javeriana University is one of the twelve universities in Colombia having a high quality institutional accreditation, granted to it for eight years by Resolution 1320 June 12, 2003, of the Ministry of National Education. The university has 21 undergraduate programs with high quality accreditation; other eight programs are in the more advanced accreditation process stages.

In graduate programs, quality is acknowledged through the Qualified Registries. The university has 87 graduate programs with Qualified Registries and has presented other 29 to these processes.
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Universidad del Norte, Colombia


Universidad del Norte (Also Uninorte), located in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia, is the main academic center for higher education in northern Colombia. It was founded in 1966 by a business group led by Karl C. Parrish. It started academic operation on July 11, 1966, with 58 students and 10 teachers in core courses of business administration and engineering.

According to a recent ranking of the best universities in Colombia, "Universidad del Norte" is listed among the five best universities in Colombia.

The university consists of ten academic divisions, including Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal Sciences and Basic Sciences.

The university offers degrees in industrial, mechanical, systems, civil, electrical and electronic engineering, Medicine, Business Administration, Law, Psychology, International Relations, International Business, Math, Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Architecture, among others. In total, the university offers 22 undergraduate programs, 69 professional specialization programs, 37 Master's programs, and 6 doctoral programs. The University also offers some specialization programs in Santa Marta.

All engineering programs (Civil Engineering,Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, mechanic Engineering and Systems Engineering) are accredited by the ABET, which is one of the most important international accreditation agencies, located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Uninorte is one of the most important cultural and technological centers in the Caribbean region of Colombia.

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