Universidad del Norte, Colombia

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Universidad del Norte
Logo uninorte colombia
Established July 11, 1966
Type Private
President Dr Jesus Ferro Bayona
Rector Dr Jesus Ferro Bayona
Academic staff 312
Undergraduates 8,756[1]
Postgraduates 1,965
Doctoral students 19
Location Barranquilla, Colombia
Colors Black and Red
Nickname Uninorte, la Norte
Website www.uninorte.edu.co [2]

The Universidad del Norte [3] is the main academic center for higher education in northern Colombia. It was founded in 1966 by a group of businessmen led by Karl C. Parrish in the city of Barranquilla. It started its academic operation on July 11, 1966, with 58 students and 10 teachers on core courses of business administration and engineering.

According to a recent ranking of the best universities of Colombia the "Universidad del Norte" is one of the 5 best ones of Colombia.[4]

The university is composed of 8 academic divisions: Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal Sciences and the Basic Sciences division, as well as the Institute of Superior Studies in Education.

The university offers careers in industrial, mechanical, computer, civil, electrical and electronic engineering, as well as Medicine, Business Administration, Law, Psychology, International Relations, International Business, Math, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Architecture, and several other faculties. In total, the university offers 22 undergraduate programs, 69 professional specialization programs, 37 Master's programs, and 6 doctoral programs. The University also offers some specialization programs in Santa Marta.

All of the engineering programs (Civil Engineering,Industrial Engineering, Electric Engineering, Electronic Engineering, mechanic Engineering and Systems Engineering) were accredited by the ABET, which is one of the most important international accreditation agencies, located in Baltimore, United States.

It is one of the most important cultural and technological centers on the Caribbean region of Colombia.

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Coordinates: 11°01′05″N 74°51′04″W / 11.01806°N 74.85111°W / 11.01806; -74.85111