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Universidad de Manizales

Carrera 9 No. 19-03 Manizales View map


Universidad de Manizales, is a regional educational agency that began its history on July 24, 1972, as Cooperative for the Promotion of Higher Education. In 1983, it became Manizales University Foundation, and finally, the Ministry of National Education, through Resolution No. 2317, 1992, granted institutional recognition as a university.  On Monday July 24th, 1972 at 6:30 pm, 200 students began classes in Accounting, Law, Economics and Psychology at the headquarters of the Industrial Technology Institute.  Currently, Universidad de Manizales has 50 academic programs among undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels, divided into five fields of knowledge: social sciences, economic sciences, engineering sciences, legal sciences and health sciences. All of the above, to emphasize that the Universidad de Manizales has become, in its historical process, a beacon of reality, whose nature is based on three significant dimensions: research, teaching and social projection. The University itself, through its graduates, is located in a direct relationship not only with social phenomena and with other citizens, but these professionals are highly competent to interact quickly and efficiently with the governmental, commercial and business of the city, region and country.

Universidad de Manizales has an Inter-institutional and International Relations Office which is a strategic process from the High Direction in order to develop the positioning of Universidad de Manizales in local, national and international scenarios. The University has 73 agreements with strategic partners in 15 countries for the academic cooperation. The Universidad de Manizales is a member of international education networks as: Columbus, IOEH, CCYK and It is a member of 55 academic and scientific networks in the knowledge’s areas of the University.

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Total faculty staff - 192


Total faculty staff - 192

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