University of the Andes

Being an autonomous, independent institution, the Universidad de los Andes creates a favorable atmosphere for pluralism, tolerance and respect for ideas; it strives for academic excellence and provides its students with a critical, ethical education that strengthens the awareness of their social and civic responsibilities, as well as their commitment to their surroundings. It has students who are the main agent of its educational process in a flexible, interdisciplinary educational environment. It provides the means for its highly qualified teaching staff to develop an outstanding academic and professional life project, based on research and playing an active role in the development of the country and its international projection.

Quality and Differentiation 1.Provide academic programs that meet international standards. 2.Having a consolidated, quality teaching staff. 3.Attract and retain quality students. 4.Produce quality research. Administrative Effectiveness 5.Strengthen institutional governance and management. 6.Facilitate financial sustainability in the long-term. 7.Optimize resources and services based on criteria of efficiency and effectiveness. Impact and Presence in the environment 8.Recognize graduates as a means to generate an impact. 9.Achieve recognition by and an impact on society.

Foundation year:1948
Short name:Uniandes
Faculty/Students Ratio:15:1
Region:Latin America
Location:Bogot?, Bogot?, D.C.