University of La Guajira

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University of La Guajira
Spanish: Universidad de La Guajira
Wayuu: Shikii Ekirajia Pulee Wajira
Type Public, Departmental
Established February 1977
Rector Carlos Arturo Robles Julio
Location Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia
Nickname Uniguajira

The University of La Guajira (Spanish: Universidad de La Guajira, Wayuu: Shikii Ekirajia Pulee Wajira), also known as Uniguajira, is a public, departmental, coeducational, university based primarily in the city of Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia. The university was established by ordinance No. 011 and 012 of 1976, by the Departmental Assembly, and began its labor in February 1977.[1] Its main campus, known as the University Citadel (Spanish: Ciudadela Universitaria), is located in the outskirts of the city, and it hosts the faculties of Basic Sciences, Economic and Administrative Sciences, Education Sciences, Engineering, and Social and Humanity Sciences. The university also counts with several satellite campuses across the department in the cities of Albania, Fonseca, Maicao, Manaure, and Villanueva, and one campus in the department of Córdoba in the city of Montería.[2] The university offers education at technical, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Their school mascot is a jellyfish because it symbolizes power and simplicity.

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  1. ^ "Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Universidad de la Guajira" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Universidad de La Guajira - Pregrado" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-22. 

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