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Foundation: 1803

Mission: The University of Antioquia, a scientific, cultural and historical heritage of the Antioquian and national community, is a state institution that develops public service of state education with criteria of academic excellence, ethics and social responsibility. In the exercise of university autonomy, of the freedoms of teaching, learning, research and professorship guaranteed by the Political Constitution, and open to all currents of thought, it fulfills, through research, teaching and extension, the mission of acting as a center for the creation, preservation, transmission and dissemination of knowledge and culture. In undergraduate and graduate programs, the University trains people with high academic and professional qualities: autonomous individuals, aware of the ethical principles responsible for their actions, capable of working as a team, of free exercise of judgment and criticism, of leading social change, committed to knowledge and to the solution of regional and national problems, with a universal vision. As a fundamental desire, and by virtue of its transforming character, the institution seeks to influence all social sectors through research, teaching and extension activities; it is present in the daily life of society through the professional activity of its graduates; it watches over the formation of scientific habits and the creation of pedagogical strategies that develop intelligence and creativity, aimed at improving life, respect for human dignity and harmony with others and with nature. The University fosters change and progress in society, and participates in its integration with world cultural, scientific and economic movements; it carefully selects, perfects, trains and stimulates its professors, employees and workers, so that collective, creative and organized work makes it possible to meet institutional objectives effectively and with quality; it facilitates access to Higher Education, based on the principle of equality, for people who demonstrate the required skills and meet the required academic and administrative conditions. Information extracted from Superior Agreement 1 of March 5, 1994, by which the General Statute of the University of Antioquia is issued - Version updated by the General Secretariat to December 2015.

Vision: Throughout the process of collective construction of the Alma Mater Development Plan - so far in 2016 - various vision proposals have emerged, devised by the different institutional actors. After the topics that will mark the path of the UdeA were set out in the document of Strategic Bases, approved by the Superior University Council (CSU) last September 27, the current challenge is to build the new vision that the University of Antioquia will have, which will guide the work of the institution according to the objectives and goals to be achieved in the decade. Initially, the key concepts that members of the AU put into the participation scenario were identified and then the first version of the institutional vision was formulated. The second version was consolidated with the intervention of the CSU, taking as a starting point the proposals of the bodies that make up the Alma Mater. In order to complement the administrative area, the Rector's Office also contributed important elements to the university vision. The third version came about as a result of the talks held at the institution with members of the university community. In order to generate an integral participation, each of the branches and sectionals of the University of Antioquia in the department formulated its own idea of vision for the next 10 years, so that, in total, 11 proposals were made from the different municipalities. Thus, we present here the ideas gathered from the activities carried out with students, teachers, graduates, retirees and members of the administrative staff of the UdeA, who - through various talks, forums, participatory rapid assessments, interviews and different spaces for deliberation - have expressed the type of University they wish to build towards 2026. The vision, which consists of the future projection of the University during the 10-year period covered by the 2017 - 2026 IMP, succinctly addresses the 6 strategic themes and frames the objectives to be fulfilled, collectively, for the Alma Mater. The final document of the Institutional Development Plan, where the vision will be stated, must be approved by the CSU during the first quarter of 2017.

History: avido.udea.edu.co

Subordinate organizations:

  • IPS Universitaria


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAColombia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 632nd71st160th5th
Arts and Humanities 377th15th43rd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 838th62nd205th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 729th39th103rd6th
Chemistry 749th83rd195th6th
Computer Science 611th35th96th7th
Dentistry 415th52nd67th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 515th77th146th8th
Energy 598th62nd135th9th
Engineering 575th40th110th5th
Environmental Science 622nd91st179th7th
Mathematics 605th44th107th7th
Medicine 652nd25th106th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 623rd29th88th1st
Physics and Astronomy 744th98th186th9th
Psychology 661st40th102nd5th
Social Sciences 536th19th63rd3rd
Veterinary 328th32nd55th2nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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