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::: Universidad de Antioquia

Founded in 1803, the Universidad de Antioquia is the oldest public university in Colombia with more than 200 years of academic records and experience in national and international cooperation. Currently home to more than 37.000 students, the University is known as the Alma Mater of the Department of Antioquia. The main campus is located in Medellin, its lively capital city, which is today regarded as a model of educational, cultural and urban development in the Americas.

The UdeA, as the regional leading university has presence in 12 campuses in the sub-region, covering a wide range of landscapes, from the urban Medellin to the Caribbean coast in Turbo and rural areas in the southwest of the region, where faculties teach to, train and work with a very diverse population in terms of socio-economic level and cultural diversity, including indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups, for example. Each campus benefits from the same administrative facilities as the main campus, and is used as a local project office for the research projects field work. Currently more than 6,000 students attend our regional campuses throughout the Department of Antioquia.

Masters and Doctorates Information

Postgraduate education at the Universidad de Antioquia began in the 1950’s. Since then, the Postgraduate program gradually grew and began to be strengthened through masters and doctoral degrees as corner stones for the University’s research programs. Currently, there are 46 masters programs and 23 doctorates with 126 research lines.


One third of the University’s research groups are classified at the national level as excellence groups, and the total of 225 groups involve more than 1,500 researchers, working on 1,000 collaborative projects in all fields of knowledge. They have built the University’s name as a key research institution in Colombia and a dynamic and trusted partner in Latin America.

The University can rely on a top research infrastructure built around its multidisciplinary research center (SIU), a unique building gathering the best research groups and core facilities.


  • Arts
  • Agrarian Science
  • Economic Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Communications
  • Law and Political Sciences
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Odontology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Public Health


  • Languages
  • Library Management
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Political Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Environmental
  • Basic Biomedical Sciences


Health Areas

  • Neurosciences
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Human Tissue and Transplants
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Human and Animal Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Human Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Oral Pathology

Social and Human Sciences

  • Territorial Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Philosophy
  • History of Art
  • Literature Studies

Exact Sciences, Engineering and Economics

  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biodiversity
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Renewable Energy, Biofuels and Sustainable Development
  • Atmosphere, water and soil corrosion
  • Water and Environment
  • Materials and Biomaterials
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics



Universidad de Antioquia
City: Medellín
Phone: +57 (4) 219-5210
Address: Calle 70 No. 52-72, Of. 608