Universidad del Magdalena

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


Institutional postal address: 
Carrera 32 No. 22-08 470004 2-1-21630 Santa Marta (Magdalena) - Colombia
Latin America and Caribbean
Santa Marta
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Mission / Vision

To educate ethical and humanistic citizens, leaders and entrepreneurs, of high professional quality, sense of belonging, social and environmental responsibility, able to generate development, in the Caribbean Region and the country, translated in opportunities of progress and prosperity for the society in an environment of equity, peace, coexistence and respect for human rights


-Offer the public service of superior education and training for work with the highest scientific and academic standards, in order to contribute to integral development of the department, the Region and the country.

-Form integrally citizens of high professional quality, ethical and political who contribute with their knowledge and leadership capacities in the change processes and life quality improvement.

-Endow those who are formed in the University of Critical Conscience, open mind and tolerance with their congeners, in order to act humanly and responsibly in each act of their lives.

-Work permanently in the construction of an academic community for the creation and diffusion of scientific, technical, humanistic and artistic knowledge.

-Promote and present an educational offer that allows to motivate and give timely response to the education that among the life require the students of the University.

-Form conscious citizens, responsible, professionals, critical and researchers with humanistic, scientific and technical culture, committed to the democratic principles able to behave ethically in the society.

-To guarantee debate spaces and respect of conscience, opinion, teaching, learning and research liberty as well as knowledge enforcement with values promotion for life defense, liberty and conscience of social duty.

-Strengthen bonds with academic and research entities, national and international, respecting freedom of thought, beliefs and educational styles, in order to achieve creation, exchange and critical assimilation of knowledge. 

Main activities

The institution has as main activity the creation, appropriation, diffusion and application of knowledge, through Research, Teaching and Extension processes developed in the different programs of training for work and human development, technical professional, Specialization, Masters, Doctorate and post-doctoral education.


  • 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