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::: Universidad Externado de Colombia

The Externado de Colombia University is a private university, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. An Alma Mater distinguished for its excellence, rigor, austerity and independence, with basic principles that it safeguards as a banner of its plural philosophy, reflected in its academic strength and in the opportunity offered to each of its students to integrate into their education as citizens, values of responsibility, social solidarity and respect for their homeland.


The Externado de Colombia University is located in the center of Bogotá, in the historical district of the Candelaria, with a modern academic campus of 65,000 square meters. The teaching Faculty has vast academic experience, acknowledged in their areas of expertise for their critical character and academic strictness. At present, the University has 5,500 undergraduate and 3,500 postgraduate students, in 10 faculties:

  • Business Administration, Tourism and Hotel Business Administration, Education Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Social Communication – Journalism, Public Accounting, Law, Economics, Cultural Heritage Studies, Finance, Government and International Relations.

A few our main research centers are:

  • Center for Computer Science Law, Center for Studies in Transportation Law, Center for Studies in Industrial Property, Copyright and New Technologies.
  • Observatory of Financial Law and Stock Exchange.
  • Center for Studies in Comparative Law and Administration of Justice, Center for Studies on Criminal Justice, Center for Studies on Integration and International Commercial Law.
  • Center for Labor Research, Research Center on Social Security and Labor Market.
  • Center for Studies on Genetics and Law.
  • Center of Economic Studies (CEE), Center of Applied economics (CEA), Center of Economics Policy (CIEP).
  • Cultural Heritage Studies, Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Social Construction of Cultural Heritage.
  • Center for Research and Special Projects (CIPE): Centre for Analysis of International Systems, Policy Monitoring, Implementation and Results of Public Administration, Centre for Economic and Numerical Operations.
  • Center for History Studies, CEHIS.
  • Society, Government and Information Technology Observatory.
  • Business Environment Observatory.
  • Tourism and Society Group.
  • Center for Research on Social Dynamics (CIDS).

Under the Institutional Auto- evaluation Program, several quality accreditation processes have been successfully completed before national authorities, in institutional aspects as well as academic programs, an example of which is the accreditation renewal of the Law program for a period of 10 years, the highest ever awarded in the country to a higher learning intuition. Principle Areas of international collaboration: Joint research, exchange students, dual degree, visiting professors, training of teachers, scholarships.


Universidad Externado de Colombia
City: Bogotá
Phone: 57 (1) 342-0288 Ext. 1146
Address: Calle 12 No. 1-17 Este