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University of Antioquia


Universidad de Antioquia was founded in 1803. Since 1789, the institution had served as high school, convent, and headquarters for the military forces. Currently, UdeA is the second most important public university in Colombia.



  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Communications
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences
  • Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
  • National Faculty of Public Health


At UdeA, the purpose of research is the generation and verification of knowledge, as well as the production and adaptation of technologies for the search of solutions to the problems of the region and the country.

Short Courses

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
701 -50
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
1201 -200
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
896 3
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Library services

  • The Carlos Gaviria Díaz Central Library is part of the main campus

Medical services

The health area consists of the following facilities:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • National Faculty of Public Health
  • Neuroscience Group of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Pathology Institute of the Faculty of Medicine

Campus life

It is located in the city of Medellín, between Calle 67 (Barranquilla) and Carrera 55 (Avenida del Ferrocarril). Its construction finished in 1966, with a total area of 287,467 m2 and a built-up area of 133,942  m2. It has pedestrian areas as well as green and open spaces. Besides the classroom blocks, laboratories, and administrative offices, the main campus hosts the Universidad de Antioquia University Museum, the Camilo Torres Restrepo University Theater, the Carlos Gaviria Díaz Central Library, and an extensive sports complex.

On September 5th, 2003, Universidad de Antioquia was the first public university in Colombia to be granted the high-quality institutional accreditation for nine years by the Ministry of National Education. On December 14th, 2012, the National Council of Accreditation consecutively renewed, for 10 years, such accreditation of the university. Universidad de Antioquia along with Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and Universidad del Valle are the only universities to have been acknowledged for the longest periods of this institutional accreditation in the country.

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia


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