Industrial University of Santander

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Universidad Industrial de Santander
Universidad Industrial de Santander Logo.jpg
Motto Construimos Futuro[1]
Established 1948
Type Public
Rector Álvaro Ramírez García
Students 22000 approx. (2010)
Location Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Campus CUP 337,000 m2 (83 acres)
Faculty of Health 9,500 m2 (2.3 acres)
Bucarica Building
Colors Green      and White     
Logotipo Universidad Industrial de Santander vectores.svg

The Industrial University of Santander (Spanish: Universidad Industrial de Santander), also called UIS, is a public, coeducational, research university based primarily in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia. It is the largest by student population, and the top ranking university in northeast Colombia. The university was created by ordinance No. 83 of June 22, 1944, by the Departmental Assembly, and began its labors in March 1948. Its main campus, known also as Campus Universitario Principal (Main University Campus, CUP), is located in the northeast part of the city and hosts the faculties of Sciences, Engineering, and Humanities. It also possesses a second campus, which hosts the faculty of Health, and a building known as the Sede Bucarica, which is a national monument. The university also has satellite campuses across the department in the cities of Barrancabermeja, Barbosa, Málaga, Piedecuesta, Socorro.[2] The university offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with 124 academic programs, which includes 21 master, 9 medical residency programs, and 6 doctorates.[3]


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Coordinates: 7°8′26.51″N 73°7′15.48″W / 7.1406972°N 73.1209667°W / 7.1406972; -73.1209667