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Universidad de Cartagena

University of Cartagena
Universidad de Cartagena
Motto Siempre a la altura de los tiempos
Established 1827
Type Public, Departmental
Location Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Colors Black and Gold          
Nickname Unicartagena
Affiliations ASCUN, AUIP, SUE

The University of Cartagena (Spanish: Universidad de Cartagena), also called Unicartagena, is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university based primarily in the city of Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia. The university offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which includes 2 doctorates.

The university is member of the Association of Colombian Universities (ASCUN),[1] the Iberoamerican Association of Postgraduate Universities (AUIP),[2] and the State University System (Spanish: Sistema Universitario Estatal, SUE).


In 1826, General Francisco de Paula Santander decree cleared the way for the creation of a university in the Caribbean Region of Colombia and was chosen to host Cartagena de Indias. On October 6, 1827 the Liberator Simon Bolivar formalized, thus was born the University of Magdalena and the Isthmus, because at that time Panama was part of Colombia. Subsequently, due to changes in territorial and political type, and University of Central Magdalena became the University of Cartagena in the Cloister of St. Augustine, then had only two undergraduate: Law and Medicina.1

In the 1950s of the twentieth century, officially adopting the current shield University. In 1989 he inaugurated the Health Campus, which moved the faculties of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and in 2001 he moved to Stone Bolivar Campus Faculty of Science and Engineering and in 2003 he moved to the same venue the faculty of Economics.

In 1993 he established distance learning through the Regional Centers for Distance Education (CREAD). The U of C has programs in the municipalities of Simiti, South Santa Rosa, Carmen de Bolivar, San Estanislao, Turbaco, Carmen de Bolivar, and San Marcos Magangué.


  • Faculty of Economics, Business Administration, Industrial Management, Accounting and Economics.
  • Faculty of Humanities: Philosophy, History, Linguistics and Literature.
  • Faculty of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Systems *Engineering.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: Social Communication, Social Work.
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Professional metrological *processes, Industrial Metrology Technology.
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Faculty of Law and Political Science: Law
  • School of Nursing: Nursing
  • School of Medicine: Medicine
  • School of Dentistry: Dentistry
  • School of languages


Nursing, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Biochemistry, Clinical Toxicology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Clinical Epidemiology and Immunology, Philosophy.


  • Health Sciences Campus (Zaragocilla): Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Regional Centre for Distance Education-CREAD).
  • Campus of Economics and Engineering (Stone Bolivar): Business Administration, Industrial Management, Accounting, Economics, Civil Engineering, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Industrial Metrology
  • Cloister of St. Augustine Campus (Historic Center): Law, Philosophy, History, Linguistics and Literature, Social Communication and Social Work.
  • Campus Cloister La Merced (Historic Center): Masters and Graduate Center.


External links

  • Plaza_central_de_la_Universidad_de_Cartagena,_sede_San_Agustín

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