Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
PUJ is a private university founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest and most traditional Colombian universities, directed by the Society of Jesus, main facilities in Bogotá and a sectional division in Cali. It is one of the 31 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, and one of the 114 in the entire world. The University was the first higher education institution in Colombia to be awarded with institutional accreditation through Resolution No. 1320 issued on June 12th 2003, by the Colombian Ministry of Education. In Bogotá has 18 colleges comprised of 62 departments and 191 academic programs promulgating different areas of knowledge. It offers 38 undergraduate programs, 73 specialized professional study programs, 39 medical and surgical specializations, 33 masters, and 8 PhD’s. The University in Bogotá has 18,962 undergraduate students and 4,307 graduate students. The faculty is comprised of 1,364 professors and 2,702 chair professors. It also has 1,506 administrative employees. Its campus has 45 buildings on 44.5 acres, and is located in a strategically, easily accessible part of the city. The University selects, from among its applicants, those students with the highest academic credentials. Its graduates are known for their professional quality, their skills in teamwork, and their value-centered human leadership.