President: Professor Raquel Bernal
Senior International Leader: Professor Silvia Restrepo Restrepo, Vice President for Research and Creation
Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) is one of the top Colombian universities. Founded in 1948, it is a private university in Bogota, independent from political or religious movements or parties. It is an autonomous, independent, and innovative institution that fosters pluralism, tolerance, and respect for ideas.
Uniandes aims for academic excellence while providing rigorous critical and ethical character development, to enhance in all students an awareness of their social and citizenship responsibilities, as well as a firm commitment to the society.
The university’s student body is comprised of approximately 18,000 students. Uniandes’ educational processes support the integral character development of its students in an interdisciplinary and flexible academic environment.
A highly skilled, knowledgeable, and prestigious faculty facilitates the development of an outstanding academic and professional life project that supports research, contributes to the development of the country, and transcends its geographical boundaries.
As a comprehensive research university, Uniandes offers around 150 academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, in the following schools: Engineering; Sciences; Social Sciences; Arts and Humanities; Management; Economics; Law; Government; Education; Architecture and Design; Medicine; Center for Interdisciplinary Development Studies (CIDER).
As a research-oriented university, 76% of its tenured faculty members hold a PhD degree, which is way above the national average in Colombia. It has a high research output, according to QS.