Francisco de Paula Santander University

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Francisco de Paula Santander University
Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander
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Motto Fortalecimiento Académico
Type Public
Established July 5, 1962
Rector Hector Parra
Undergraduates 12,523
Postgraduates 2,000
Location Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia
Campus Urban, 5 ha
Nickname UFPS

The Francisco de Paula Santander University (Spanish: Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander) is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university based primarily in the city of Cúcuta, Norte de Santander department, Colombia, with regional campuses in Ocaña, Colombia, Chinacota and Tibú.[1]


The university was founded on July 5, 1962, later being accredited by decree #37 (1964) and decree #323 (1970).[2][3]

The Francisco de Paula Santander University is an autonomous university with administrative and financial autonomy, working under the Ministry of National Education.


Its main campus is located in Cúcuta, having a branch in the city of Ocaña and in the municipality of Chinacota. It also possesses several regional open education centers in municipalities of the departments of Norte de Santander, Cundinamarca, Santander, Cesar, Sucre, Bolívar, Magdalena, Arauca, and San Andrés y Providencia.


Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Electromechanical
  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Industrial
  • Computer Systems
  • Electronic
  • Mining
  • Industrial Production
  • Civil Work Technology
  • Chemical Technology

Faculty of Enterprise Sciences[edit]

  • Business Administration
  • Public Accounting

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

  • Biotechnological Production Engineering
  • Agricultural Production Engineering
  • Animal Production Engineering
  • Agro-industrial Production Engineering
  • Farming Technology

Faculty of Health[edit]

  • Nursing


  1. ^ "Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander -UFPS". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "University Francisco de Paula Santander". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Science in Latin America: A History - Page 158. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 

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