Universidad Externado de Colombia

Universidad Externado de Colombia
HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Externado University of Colombia


Institutional postal address: 
Calle 12 No. 1-17 Este. Bogotá.
Latin America and Caribbean
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
0057 1342 0288

Mission / Vision

As an institution of superior education, who dedicated its work in education and investigation in Social Sciences, with a humanistic conception, the Externado University of Colombia promotes and practices an absolute respect by the life.

This activity is developed within a pluralism philosophy, opened to all the currents of the thought, far to dogmatism and respectful with all the religious creeds and political ideologies. The University promotes the tolerance like a formula to reach peace and the progress within the heterogeneity. The university welcomes students of all the regions of the country and considers the diversity like one of its greater wealth.

The Externado University has confidence and optimism in the viability of Colombia as nation. Reason why the university works by the reaffirmation of the national identity; it supports integration with the countries of Latin America as guarantee of a significant presence in the international concert and stimulates the cooperation with universities of worldwide to stay in contact with the universal and updated culture in front of the advance of sciences.

The University, within the liberal spirit who animates it, persecutes the ideal of the freedom like inalienable right of the human being. The Externado University has faith in the democracy; it fights by the improvement of the Social State of Right, in the search of the equality in the social and economic ambient, and of the respect by the Fundamental Rights.

In addition, the university always tried the integral formation of its students. It looks for forge true conscious citizens of its commitments towards the nation. Also, the Externado University looks for complete people, whit an independent character; practicing of a civil ethic with an impeccable behavior; authentic people and supportive professionals, able to resist the intimidation, to face the corruption and to contribute to the rescue of the dignity of the country.

Main activities

Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral programs in social sciences. Continuing education, research, consulting and advisory. These activities are provided to the public and private sectors.


  • 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