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Universidad de Antioquia

Established in 1803 under the name of Real Colegio de Franciscanos, and under the Constitution of the State of Antioquia, Universidad de Antioquia is a government-run public university based in Medellín, Colombia. Its duties and its powers are prescribed in the provisions of Act 30 of 1992 of the National Constitution.

Master's Programmes

About

In 1789 Medellín lacked schools to provide education to the citizens. Schools are located in distant cities such as Bogotá and Popayán. By the end of the colonial period, the residents of the town of Medellín requested permission from Spain to establish a convent school, and in February 9, 1801, King Charles IV issued a royal decree granting permission to the Franciscan missionaries to establish an educational establishment.In 1822, when Colombia gained independence from Spain, vice president Francisco de Paula Santander, promoted the implementation of a new plan of study, and in 1827, president Simón Bolívar granted permission to begin the teaching of law.For much of the nineteenth century the country underwent several wars and conflicts as well as struggle between political parties and ideologies that affected the academic environment. The University was closed due to these confrontations and its facilities became the headquarters of several forces. However, the then fledgling University continued to make efforts to provide education to the community. In the early twentieth century the University became the ideal place for solving the problems of the region and therefore the curriculum was redesigned, several laboratories were built, and skilled faculty hired.It was also during this same period that the University began to conduct extensive research in the field of tropical diseases, launched anti-venereal disease campaigns and got involved in tasks such as the culmination of the Antioquia railway (one of Colombia’s largest rail systems), and the expansion of the Department’s agricultural frontier.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
701 -100
2018
601
2017
601
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
835
2017
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2016
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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
1001 -200
2018
801 -200
2017
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Student Reviews

Universidad de Antioquia the Alma Mater
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Universidad de Antioquia offers a lot of complementary course, you as a student can take. It has a good language institute that helps you to learn another language and finally apply to international exchange programs. Teachers are quialified and always improving their knowledge through research.
I liked that there is not only one final exam at the end of ...
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I liked that there is not only one final exam at the end of the semester. There have to be several tasks completed troughout the semester, such as giving a presentation, in-class group work, at-home assignments, oral participation, and also exams. This means more work during the semester but it is split up in small pieces and easier to handle than one big final exam at the end of the semester. ...
GO THERE! An experience you should not miss out on. I would ...
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
GO THERE! An experience you should not miss out on. I would not change anything during a second stay there.