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The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is a nonprofit higher education institution supervised by the Archdiocese of Medell&iacuten. It is a legal ecclesiastic entity, whose authority to function and issue diplomas that are acknowledged by the Colombian State.

The University intends to contribute to the development and diffusion of authentic culture, in which methodical knowledge integrates to the highest of Christian Humanism values. The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana has a positive role in orientating, analyzing, and transforming society.MISSIONThe mission of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is the integral formation of individuals through the evangelization of culture, the constant search for truth within the teaching, research, and social projection processes, as well as the reaffirmation of values from the point of view of Christian Humanism.


The vision of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is to become an outstanding Catholic educational institution for the integral formation of individuals who would put their ethical, scientific, social, and business leadership at the service of their country.PRINCIPLES Recognition and respect for each and every person, with no discrimination whatsoever. Search for truth and knowledge. Commitment to peace and the country&rsquos development.VALUESSolidarity, Justice, Honesty, Innovation and creativity, LoyaltyUPB


Bucaramanga, Monteria, Palmira and Bogota


Undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees in following areas: School of Design and Architecture: Architecture, Graphic, Industrial, and Clothing Design School of Health Sciences: Medicine and Nursing School of Strategic Sciences: Management, Economy, and International Business Management School of Social Sciences: Journalism, Psychology, Advertising, and Social Work School of Law and Political Sciences: Law and Political Sciences School of Education and Pedagogy: Education School of Engineering: Aeronautics, Agroindustrial, Electrical, Electronics, Industrial, Informatic, Telecommunications, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Textile. School of Theology, Philosophy, and Humanities: Theology, Philosophy, Philosophy and Letters, History, Literature


The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is striving, through all its supporting units for the strengthening of the research processes within graduate and undergraduate programs in agreement with the educational projection of modern times. The University, through knowledge and technology transfer processes, advisory and consultancy services, as well as investigative contributions, gets to the regional, domestic, and national productive, economic, and social sectors.


The University counts on research groups, mostly rated by COLCIENCIAS - Instituto Colombiano para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y la Tecnolog&iacutea (Colombian Institute for the Development of Science and Technology), &ndash which support the curricula of doctoral, master, and specialization programs. The UPB is committed to a research process that has resulted in the consolidation of a system containing a wide number of research groups in all 4 campuses, institutes, centers, laboratories, and knowledge transfer units.


Focuses on the transference of technology in the areas of energy and thermodynamics besides, it contributes to the scientific and administrative support in research and advisory for the energy, industry, and public sectors along with consultancy in terms of protocol and development of clean technologies.


It provides in-patient and out-patient services, clinic, and surgical specialties, as well as research, mainly in the area of medium and high complexity maternal and child care. The clinic makes part of the social and academic project of the University that most effectively contributes to the teaching and research process by educating integral health professionals.


It is the interdisciplinary academic unit responsible for the design and execution of research projects, the generation and transfer of knowledge, and the creation of academic structures that seek the strengthening of marriage and family life from the point of view of the Christian Humanism in the context of modern culture.


Spanish for Foreigners Program. Center accredited by Instituto Cervantes. Sumer credits, subjects related to different areas open during June - July and November - December


Thirty years ago, the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana signed an agreement with the Instituto Misionero de Antropolog&iacutea &ndash I.M.A. (Anthropological Missionary Institute), endorsed by the Colombian Episcopal Conference, in order to establish higher education services for the indigenous communities settled in the center and south of the country, and Afro-descendants from the western part. Currently, the IMA-UPB agreement is being carried out in Leticia (Amazonas), Torib&iacuteo (Cauca), Puerto As&iacutes (Putumayo), and Medell&iacuten. The University also offers BachelorPrograms in Agro-Industry and Development and Ethnoeducation.It is one of the Colombian educational institutions with the highest indigenous and Afro-descendant populations: 1300 active students are being educated in their hometowns. Likewise, the University coordinates the Regional Center for Higher Education (Centro Regional de Educaci&oacuten Superior &ndash CERES) in Torib&iacuteo (Cauca). The CERES is ascribed to the Colombian Ministry of Education - government office responsible for the educational services offered to minorities and remote areas of the country. More information:


Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
City: Medellín
Phone: +57 (4) 354-4546
Address: Circular 1 No. 70-01