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University of the Andes

Universidad de los Andes has nineschools: Business Administration,Architecture and Design, Arts andHumanities, Science, Social Sciences,Law, Economics, Engineering, andMedicine. It also has two centers thatoffer postgraduate programs: theCenter for Research and Development inEducation (CIFE) and an InterdisciplinaryCenter for Studies on Development(CIDER).

Master's Programmes

About

History

Universidad de los Andes was founded on November 16th, 1948 by a group of young men under theleadership of Mario Laserna Pinzón. It was the first private higher education institution in Colombia that was nondenominational and independent from traditional political parties, as well as from social or economic power groups.

Education

Universidad de los Andes has nine schools: Business Administration, Architecture and Design, Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Engineering, and Medicine. It also has two centers that offer postgraduate programs: the Center for Research and Development in Education (CIFE) and an Interdisciplinary Center for Studies on Development (CIDER). Likewise, Universidad de los Andes has the first private school for public affairs, The Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, a tribute to a former president of Colombia, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS),and also a former president of our university.

Research

There are 140 categorized/ranked research groups. The categorization or ranking is done by Colciencias (Colombia´s Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation- . Of these 140 groups, 41 have been classified as A1 (in 2008, only eight groups were ranked in this group).There are 163 laboratories for research and learning. Of these, 73 can be found in the School of Sciences, and 56 in the School of Engineering.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
272 -16
2018
256 16
2017
272
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
385
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
601
2018
601 -100
2017
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

ICT services

1.849 Computers in public areas 17 computer rooms (1.029 computers) Mobile equipment (820 computers) Student rental equipment (87 computers).

Student Life

Campus life

The university's campus is in Bogota's historical centre, an area that houses most of the city’s buildings of cultural interest, universities, banks and large Colombian companies, the main offices of the national and local government, and a variety of cultural meeting places such as libraries, museums, theatres, scientific and literary centres, and art galleries.Also on campus are:

  • Central cafeteria and nine other food stations inside and outside the campus.
  • Gym and sports facilities.
  • Health Services.
  • Rest and study areas.

Sports facilities

There are 34 different sports disciplines in Physical Education. These include 15 university teams for tournaments and competitions, and others for free practice. In 2013-2 there were 2.229 students enrolled in these courses. The Sports Center has 6.626 square meters of construction.

Accreditation

  • Universidad de los Andes’ School of Business Administration is within the one percent (1%) of business schools in the world that has the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.
  • 8 Engineering programs with international accreditation (ABET).
  • Universidad de los Andes is the only Colombian private university with national accreditation for nine years, since 2005

Student Reviews

The best University in Colombia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
it is a really good university, it is challenging it takes you to real situations and to develop habilities that you never imagined that you have
A wonderful Master
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I raeally enjoyed my University time. I was a wonderful experience for me to get a MSc in Engineering. Discipline and Consistency, to achieve what you really want.
The best University in Colombia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
it is a really good university, it is challenging it takes you to real situations and to develop habilities that you never imagined that you have