Universidad de Antioquia

HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
University of Antioquia


Institutional postal address: 
67th street #53-108. Block 16, floor 3
Latin America and Caribbean
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
(57+4) 2198332

Mission / Vision


Universidad de Antioquia is an autonomous public university committed -based on criteria of excellence- to the comprehensive education of human beings the generation and dissemination of knowledge in the different fields, and the preservation and revitalization of cultural heritage.


In 2027, Universidad de Antioquia, as a public institution, will be recognized nationally and internationally for its academic excellence and its innovation in support of the community, the territories, and the environmental sustainability.


The Objectives of the Universidad de Antioquia are:

  • To Create, develop, conserve, transmit and use knowledge to solve local, regional, and national problems and needs independently.
  • To form our students integrally from scientific, ethical, and humanistic bases so they can be prepared to work independently as well as through teamwork; develop their personalities freely in order to responsibly fulfill their professional, research, artistic and social service functions required in the region and the country; and to creatively lead processes of change.
  • To Develop sensibility towards the arts and the culture, the appreciation for the work and the historical and social values of the community.
  •  To lead scientific, technical, technological, artistic, economic, and political development and to be recognized as an ethical paradigm in the region and the country.
  • To cooperate with other national educational institutions in diagnosing and improving research, teaching, and extension processes.
  • To contribute to the improvement of the quality of both formal and informal previous levels of education through research, updating and professionalization processes.
  • To support processes of cooperation, coordination and joint action with other nations and societies.
  • To form and consolidate academic communities able to articulate with their national and international counterparts.
  • To promote the preservation and rational use of environment resources and to encourage the consolidation of an appropriate ecological culture through research, teaching, and extension actions.
  • To promote the national and regional cultural patrimony’s knowledge, research and dissemination and to contribute to its enrichment conservation and defense.
  • To promote the country´s research development and its integration with the world´s scientific currents.
  • To develop and implement pedagogical methods that encourage the reasoning, critical, creative thinking and foster habits of discipline and productive work.

Main activities


Having its foundations in research, teaching allows students to be trained in the fields and professions of their choice through the creation of curricula and the use of pedagogical methods that facilitate the achievement of the ethical and academic goals of the university. Because of its spreading and educational nature, this component plays a social role delegating scientific and moral responsibilities to professors towards their students, the institution, and the community.


As a source of knowledge, driving force, and support of teaching, research isincluded in the curriculum. Its purpose is to generate and verify knowledge aimed at the development of science and the production and adaptation of technology to find solutions to the problems of the region and the country.


It refers to the permanent and direct university-community relationship whose impact works both ways: the institution on the community and the other way around. Outreach takes place through interaction processes and programs—artistic, scientific, and technological activities and consultancy services—with different social sectors and stakeholders and through programs aimed at spreading arts and knowledge and exchanging experiences and financial support in favor of the university’s mission. Continuing education programs and other activities oriented to ensure general wellbeing are part of this component. In this sense, the university achieves one of its main goals; and, for that, its alumni, as a living and acting expression of the university in the community, play a fundamental role.


  • 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