Cooperative University of Colombia

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Cooperative University of Colombia
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
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Motto «Una Universidad, todo un país»Profesionales con criterios políticos
Motto in English «A University, an entire country» Professionals with political criteria.
Established November 7, 1964
Type Private
Rector César Pérez González
Admin. staff 2,862
Students 48,188
Undergraduates 43,970
Postgraduates 1,980
Location , Colombia

The Cooperative University of Colombiav(Spanish: Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia) is a private institution for higher education founded in 1983, as successor of the Instituto de Economía Social y Cooperativismo (Indesco).

Liberal Party politician and lawyer César Pérez García was the university's rector from its foundation in 1983 until he was arrested for his alleged role in a massacre.[1] Following his father's 2010 arrest, son César Pérez González took over leadership of the university.


The Cooperative University has been characterized by its wide distribution nationally, with 18 offices around the country[2] en Apartadó, Arauca, Barrancabermeja, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartago, Espinal, Ibagué, Medellín, Montería, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Popayán, Quibdó, Santa Marta y Villavicencio.