UdeA’s main campus is located in Medellín and was completed in the mid-sixties. It comprises approximately 287,000 square meters and a built area of 134,000 square meters including sidewalks, pedestrian paths and green spaces. It houses classrooms, labs, administrative buildings as well as the Museum, the University Theatre, the Library and a large sports complex. The campus also has a number of sculptures and murals by renowned artists including Francisco Cano, Jorge Cárdenas, Rodrigo Arenas, Salvador Arango, Enrique Grau, Eduardo Ramírez, Alonso Ríos, Eladio Vélez and Martha Villafañe, among others. On July 26, 2013, UdeA campus was declared a cultural asset of national interest.
Former Law School building
During the nineteenth century and early twentieth century the Law School gained national recognition due largely to its highly skilled faculty and well-trained graduates. In 1925, the School began operating in a newly acquired building designed by the Belgian architect Agustin Goovaerts. The opening of the new facility coincided with the 250th anniversary of the founding of Medellín, Antioquia’s capital city.
In the thirties, the building also housed the newly established School of Dentistry, and in the forties it also served as the headquarters for both the Museum of Antioquia and the School of Economics.
In the sixties, the School of Law moved to the main campus and the old building became the headquarters of a local high school. Years later, the University regained control of the old building, which was badly damaged, and in 2007, the Mayor of Medellín invested 7 billion pesos in its restoration. The revamped Law School Building will house both the University’s Language Center and the Confucius Institute, a Chinese public institution dedicated to Mandarin Chinese teaching.
This facility is located at Carrera 43 48-23, Medellín, Colombia.
This facility comprises the following academic units:
- School of Medicine
- School of Dentistry
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health
- Neuroscience Research Group
- Institute of Pathology
Located in western Medellín, this campus houses the School of Agricultural Sciences, the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, and the Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
With a built area of 12,000 square meters UdeA Extension Building is located across from the main campus. It comprises nine floors and boasts a number of amenities including 86 parking lots, a movie theater with capacity for 250 people, two auditoriums, two computer labs equipped with simultaneous translation services, exhibit hall, classrooms, TV station, radio station, publishing offices, two panoramic elevators, air conditioning, high-speed internet access, state-of-the-art stairs, restaurant, restrooms, reflecting pools, green spaces, walkways and wheelchair ramps.
Medical school building
This facility was built by the Belgian architect Agustín Goovaerts on land purchased by former UdeA rector Dr. Emilio Robledo. The School of Medicine comprises an area of approximately 15,000 square meters. The building is currently undergoing a number of updates and has been equipped with state-of-the-art labs, new classrooms, comfortable offices and a modern library. Further renovations include the restoration of Biochemistry and Morphology facilities.
Declared a national monument in 1982, this iconic facility also called San Ignacio building became the headquarters for the University in 1886 and housed the School of Art and the School of Mines. Popularly known as “Paraninfo”, this building is one of Medellín’s undisputed architectural jewels. In 1997, renovation of the building was completed after an extensive nearly ten-year effort.
University Research Center (SIU)
UdeA’s core research center (SIU for its Spanish acronym) has an area of 34,500 square meters. It is home to 36 research groups and 1200 people involved in research and extension projects including undergraduate and graduate students, graduate faculty members and administrative staff.
SIU boasts a cross-disciplinary research community composed of young researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students who conduct a wide range of research activities and research-oriented teaching.
Established in 2010, UdeA Graduate School offers a wide variety of graduate programs including specialties, master’s and doctoral degrees in a number of disciplines. Conveniently located near the local airport, this facility has 20 classrooms, 8 meeting rooms, 3 conference rooms, laboratory, parking lots, cafeteria and copy center.
The University boasts several regional campuses located in various regions across the department, including:
This campus was established in 1996 in the Bajo Cauca region of Colombia to provide higher education opportunities to regional communities. The campus officially began operations in 1997 through the implementation of the Health Services Management program. It has approximately 38,000 square meters and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology to ensure an environment conducive to teaching, research and extension activities.
This facility was officially opened in 1997 in the Magdalena Medio region and is located in the town of Puerto Berrío.
Established in 2005, this facility is located in the mining town of Segovia, northeastern Antioquia. It offers a wide range of extension programs as well as a number of major undergraduate programs both online and in classroom to the communities of the nearby towns of Amalfi, Remedios and Yolombó.
This facility serves the community of Yarumal and nearby towns of northern Antioquia since 2005. It is intended to provide quality higher education opportunities to the communities in this region.
Santa Fe de Antioquia
This campus provides quality higher education opportunities for low-income students in western Antioquia. Since its inception in 2005, it has positively impacted the quality of life of the community in this region by promoting cultural, political, social and academic development.
Carmen de Viboral and Sonsón
Since 2003, UdeA boasts two campuses in eastern Antioquia which are located in the municipalities of El Carmen de Viboral and Sonsón. The University currently advances an ambitious project that includes the construction of a large facility which will be dubbed the 21st century University Campus.
Officially opened in 1999, this facility offers 19 academic programs designed to meet the needs of the community in this region of southwestern Antioquia.
Apartadó and Turbo
These facilities offer undergraduate programs that suit the educational needs of the communities of Urabá. They include the Marine Science Center - which is responsible for promoting and strengthening knowledge of marine ecosystems as well as sustainable and environmentally friendly production practices - and the Center for Ecological and Agro-environmental Studies, which focuses on conducting research in basic and applied biological sciences to improve knowledge and promote protection and sustainable management of the region’s natural and biological resources.
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