The Universidad del Norte is the main private academic center for higher education in northern Colombia. It was founded in 1966 by a group of businessman led by Karl C. Parrish in the city of Barranquilla. It started its academic operation on July 11, 1966, with 58 students and 10 teachers on core courses of business administration and engineering.
The university is composed by 8 academic divisions: Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal Sciences and the Basic Sciences division, as well as the Institute of Superior Studies in Education.
The university offers careers in industrial, mechanical, computer, civil, electrical and electronic engineering, as well as Medicine, Business Administration, Law, Psychology, International Relations, International Business, Math, Industrial Design, Graphic Design and several other faculties.
It is one of the most important cultural and technological centers on the Caribbean region of Colombia, and one of the Top 3 in Colombia.
Universidad del Norte has immersed in the great network of internationalization and knowledge, starting with the voluminous information that is distributed by so many different communication channels.
The development of knowledge in each discipline, the increase of interrelations in specific areas, the intensive but rational use of technologies, the fortification of scientific communities, committed professors and the quality of learning the students receive are some of the great tasks that the university participates in to confront and reach greater levels of excellence. Therefore, entering close relationships with the national and international academic world.
In addition, the University's commitment to educational development is understood within a strong bond of culture and sustainable human development. This commitment provides us possibility to become actively involved in less pragmatic and immediate dimensions of knowledge, nevertheless urgent or universal. Universidad del Norte is building new dimensions of human dignity, values and quality of life.