Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Francisco José de Caldas University


Institutional postal address: 
Carrera 7 No 40 B-53 110231-588
Latin America and Caribbean
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Mission / Vision

The University aims at democratizing access to knowledge, the right to quality higher education and to promote research and innovation.


As a public service institution, our goal is to teach as a means to the full realization of the student, with the objective of configuring our society as a more just, autonomous and efficient society within the international community. We want to widen the opportunities to access quality higher education and contribute to the spiritual and material development of Bogotá. Our final goal is to become a recognised university for its excellence in research, teaching and social service within an institutional culture based on efficiency, transparency and coherence.

Main activities

Research, international cooperation, student and staff mobility.


  • 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