University description (as per official university website)
Konrad Lorenz University Foundation, founded on November 4, 1981, as private higher education institution of public utility and non-profit, academic and administrative autonomy and independent patrimony, is dedicated to teaching, dissemination and knowledge generation scientific and cultural.
It is an institution open to the main currents of thought and universal knowledge is of interest to develop and promote research, in order to know the truth disinterestedly and in order to find valid ways and means to contribute to the solution the problems of our country.
The base its formal arrangement and daily action on the principles of tolerance and respect for the dignity of the people, their rights and on the set of values that allow coexistence and civilized communication.
Konrad Lorenz University Foundation will be established as an institution of quality higher education by levels of scientific, technological and ethical professional who teaches his students in undergraduate and graduate, for his commitment to research activity and knowledge production , for the relevance of its academic programs, contributing to the transformation of the context, the progress of society and solving its problems, for inter-institutional links that support academic and administrative management, for the strength of its identity around the mission, principles and values for its strength administrative, technical and financial cooperation and for being a university that guides the dynamics of their development towards excellence, efficiency and achievement of its purposes and therefore proved.
Konrad Lorenz University Foundation was founded on November 4, 1981 , when he received the legal No. 18,537 by the Ministry of Education. It is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to university education through its undergraduate and graduate programs .
On 7 December 1981 , was granted by ICFES operating license for the professional program in psychology, which began work in 1982.
Since then it has been strengthening its academic programs offered:
1992 , to celebrate its first decade of institutional development, ICFES granted an operating license to the undergraduate Business Administration and two graduate degrees: Master of Clinical Psychology and Consumer Psychology Specialization .
In 1993 , the program was approved SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
In 1994 , won approval a new graduate program, the Specialization in Informatics and Computer Science .
In 1997 , approved the graduate specialization in Human Resource Management .
In 1998 the undergraduate in International Business Administration and Mathematics with a clear focus on software engineering.
In 2002 , the ICFES granted approval to the specialization in Operations Research . During the same year, the School of Psychology received, from the National Accreditation Council and the Ministry of National Education, Quality Accreditation , becoming the first country to receive this distinction for the day and night sessions simultaneously.
In 2004 , the School of Systems Engineering obtained from the Ministry of National Education " Qualified Registry , in recognition of its high quality standards. In the same year the university was honored by the President of the Republic and the Mystery of National Education with the Award: " Order to Higher Education and Public Fe Luis Lopez de Mesa , by the Academic Excellence Program of Psychology.
In 2008 , inaugurated its new undergraduate program: Marketing and Industrial Engineering .