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Bogota, Carrera 45, Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Age
founded in 1867
Size
30,000 students
Fees
$2,000
The National University of Colombia has been the centre of the research and academic tradition in Colombia. With a history spanning 140 years, a staff of nearly 3000 professors, and over 46000 students (38000 undergraduate and 8000 graduate), it is the largest and most important university in the country. It is truly national, with a presence in four of the countrys main urban centers, as well as on four satellite campuses in some of the most remote areas on the country, ranging from the Caribbean to the Amazon. The university offers over 400 academic programmes of which 95 are undergraduate, 51 Doctoral, 134 Masters and 125 Specialization which are in all the subject areas (Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Basic and Earth Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Sciences). The idea of a public and state university, began to take shape shortly after the independence of our country. Under the command of the vice-president of La Gran Colombia, General Santander, took place the organization of the Universidad Central de la Republica (with campuses in Bogota, Caracas and Quito), as the first legal-institution for a public University in Colombia. Towards 1830 it started to work with professors and students that kept alive the Botanical Experience. Soon after, the federal and radical governments closed the Universidad Central, under the arguments of which the universities were education and work monopolies which attempted against the individual freedom. Until 1864, Jose Maria Samper, old radical, submitted a bill to the Congress that he called the Universidad Nacional de los Estados Unidos de Colombia. The 22nd of September, 1867, by means of the Law 66 expedited by the congress, the University was officially funded as such. During this year the University consisted of six faculties: Law, Medicine, Sciences, Engineering, Arts, Literature and Philosophy. The Astronomical Observatory, the National Museum, the National Chemistry Laboratory, the National Library, the Hospital Caridad and the Military Hospital were also annexed.

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Campus and Accommodation

The Universidad Nacional de Colombia counts with seven campuses distributed in the Colombian territory. However, the Bogota Campus is the main one as it is the center of different and contradictory currents of thought and urban expressions accentuating its role of Colombian nations representative. In the Bogota headquarters theres a historical nucleus known as the White City, with 17 buildings, declared as national monument and represent the last 60 years of Colombian architecture. In the Medellin campus theres a building, designed by Pedro Nel Gomez where The Faculty of Mines is located today. The old station of the Overhead Cable Manizales-Mariquita is today the Faculty of Architecture at the Manizales campus, and it was designed by Leopoldo Rother. Architect Santiago Moreno picked up local and native elements for the Leticia campus, its merits were enhanced during the XVI Colombian Architecture. The Arauca campuses buildings designed by architects Santiago Moreno, Armando Duque, Alvaro Neira and Pedro Juan Jaramillo. The San Andres campus is located in the island of San Andres (Caribbean Sea), in the San Luis sector, and consists of one building where the administrative dependencies are located.

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The Capital City of Colombia is Bogota, located near the geographical center of Colombia, on a high plateau in the Andes Mountains. It is the third highest mayor city in the world, with an altitude of 2,640 meters (8661 ft) above sea level. It has a population of 7.881.156 (2005 census). The average temperature in Bogota is 14XC, varying from 3XC to 25XC. Dry and rainy seasons alternate throughout the year; hailstorms are common during the rainy season. Bogota has 58 museums, 62 art galleries, 45 stage theatres, 33 library networks and 75 sports and attraction parks.

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