The Universidad del Norte is a higher education institution located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It was institutionally accredited for its excellence in academics in September 2003 by the National Ministry of Education of Colombia.
Founded in 1966, the Universidad del Norte has a student population of 11,000 undergraduates and graduates and is comprised of 6 academic divisions: Engineering, Administrative Science, Health Science, Legal Science, Humanities and Social Science, Basic Science and the Institute of Studies in Education.
Currently, it offers 20 undergraduate and 83 post-graduate diploma programs as well as 28 master’s and 4 doctoral degree programs. 84% of its full-time faculty professors have Master’s and Doctorate degrees. T
hanks to its national ranking and its international prospects, the university is recognized for its important academic work and stands out for its student and professor mobility, national and international cooperation agreements, double-degree programs, among others.
The Instituto de Idiomas offers classes to both undergraduate students (who are required to take 8 semesters of a foreign language) and the external community courses in English, German, French, Mandarin, Portugese, Italian, and Spanish as a Foreign Language.