Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Colombian Cooperative University
Parent Institution's name (english translation): 
National Ministry of Education
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Ministerio de Educación Nacional


Institutional postal address: 
Carrera 42 N. 49-95 bloque 8 sede centro Medellín
Latin America and Caribbean
Institutional phone: 
00571 3323 565
Institutional fax: 
00571 320 4142

Mission / Vision

The Colombian Cooperative University is an Institution of Higher Education, of social property, which for its origin and organization belongs to the Solidary Economy sector.

Its fundamental intentions are: the education of professionals with political, creative and solidary criteria that contribute to the harmonic development of the society; Research and Development linked to teaching, as contribution to the solution of scientific and social problems; and the Extension orientated to the public service and to the effective link with the productive sector. It gives formation in the fields of the sciences, the technologies and the humanities to undergraduate, graduate and non formal education levels, in an active and flexible environment of learning.

It is a University of national coverage, decentralized and opened for the world.


As university community, values the freedom, the solidarity, the equity and the respect to the diversity as foundation of the construction of a new society.

Main activities

Professional and technical training; research and developement and academic extension oriented to the public service and to the effective link with the productive sector


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government