Universidad del Norte, Colombia

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Universidad del Norte
Logo uninorte colombia.jpg
Type Private
Established July 11, 1966
President Dr Jesús Ferro Bayona
Rector Dr Jesús Ferro Bayona
Academic staff
312
Undergraduates 8,756[1]
Postgraduates 1,965
19
Address Km 5 Via a Pto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia
Colors Black and red
Nickname Uninorte, la Norte
Website http://www.uninorte.edu.co

North University (Spanish: Universidad del Norte), also called Uninorte, is the main academic center for higher education in northern Colombia, located in Barranquilla, Atlántico. It was founded in 1966 by a business group led by Karl C. Parrish. It started academic operation on July 11, 1966, with 58 students and 10 teachers in core courses of business administration and engineering.

According to a recent ranking, Universidad del Norte is listed among the five best universities in Colombia.[2]

The university consists of ten academic divisions, including Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal Sciences and Basic Sciences.

The university offers degrees in industrial, mechanical, systems, civil, electrical and electronic engineering. Other degrees include medicine, business administration, law, psychology, international relations, international bisiness, Math, Industrial design, graphic design and architecture. 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 engineering programs are accredited by the ABET, which is one of the most important international accreditation agencies, located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Uninorte is one of the most important cultural and technological centers in 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