University description (as per official university website)
The founders of the Colombian School of Engineering JULY GARAVITO , engineers and engineering professors, convinced of the urgent need for the country has an institution dedicated solely to facilitate the training of all those interested in learning science and technology in the engineering field, in order to use his knowledge in selfless service to the community to achieve the welfare of the Colombian people, make the following statement:
With the founding of the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito do our task to help with the means at our disposal, training of engineers whose distinctive characteristics are the high technical skills and spirit of social solidarity.
That, for the fulfillment of the task we've set, the orientation of the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito tend to engineer comprehensive training in both the scientific and technical aspects as in the humanities and social aspects.
That those who aspire to form in the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito may not be treated differently because of their ability and their academic performance and interest in obtaining a comprehensive education.
Comprehensive training that must be understood as a solidarity of students and teachers motivated by the community of targets, which requires the active participation of each other in that process, without in any way, participation of students in managerial and administrative functions of the institution.
That both the comprehensive training of engineers and other tasks carried out by the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito will be referred to a conceptual framework focusing on the study and knowledge of the Colombian reality, for engineers are trained in it able to develop solutions that are indigenous to national problems and to bring to fruition such solutions.
That development of all its activities the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito maintain absolute independence from all political views, racial, economic or religious and therefore is outside any partisan interest arising in such creeds.
On October 20, 1972, when it signed the charter of the Colombian School of Engineering, began an ambitious educational project aimed at training engineers of excellence.
First born civil engineering program, then came the systems of power and, later, once the school occupies a deserved place of honor among higher education institutions in the country, included programs and electronic engineering and the economy. In 2002 the Board approved the creation of the program with an emphasis in business administration and international finance.
School structure has been strengthened and diversified in recent years with the creation of study centers, opening different programs of specialization and consolidation of research projects. Moreover, the external sector services are supported by the mass media available to the School, as the magazine, books, manuals, notes and essays, as well as Web page, allowing to network with the rest of the world.
Its founders were of engineers and engineering faculty:
Luis Guillermo Aycardi Barrero, Jorge Eduardo Estrada Villegas, Manuel García López, Gonzalo Jiménez Escobar, Ernesto Obregon Torres, Armando Palomino Infante, Ricardo Quintana Sighinolfi, Ricardo Rincon Hernandez, Alejandro Sandino Pardo, Ignacio Umaña Brigard and Jairo Uribe Escamilla.
In addition to the founders, the founding document was signed by the following Colombian businessmen who contributed to the initiation of the founding benefactors School:
Jaime Michelsen Uribe, Bernardo Pizano Brigard, Javier Ramírez Soto, Bernardo Saiz de Castro, Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo and Luis Alberto Serna Cortés.
In January 1973 the founding engineers colleagues reported the creation of the School after having obtained a license for the initiation of work, it opened on 20 March of that year 88 students.
According to Institutional Policy Guidelines adopted by the Faculty of Electors on 14 August 2008:
Colombian School of Engineering is a technological university.
Colombian School of Engineering is to contribute to the development of the individual, knowledge and society, through the formation and the construction and development of knowledge , with relevance and anticipation, in the context of the Colombian reality. The school encourages the strengthening of an academic culture, marked by excellence, the creativadad and innovation , and contextualizes his academic work on environmental needs and the purposes and development opportunities .
Colombian School of Engineering took over as Institutional Objectives:
Contribute to personal growth, social and knowledge through: a) formation of the individual, characterized by high scientific, technological, technical, ethical, social and humanistic, b) the construction and development of knowledge, especially science and technology, and c) the dynamic interaction, real and permanent environment.
Enhance the experience of the securities through its history have been evident in all aspects of institutional life and its graduates, in an environment conducive to achieving its mission.
Strengthening an academic culture, marked by excellence, creativity and innovation.
Contextualizing academic activity on the needs of the environment and the purposes and national development opportunities.
Colombian School of Engineering practice values such as respect, compliance, transparency, tolerance, honesty and solidarity, among others, which are rooted in the Declaration of Principles.
As a guiding aspects of academic and administrative practice, the Colombian School of Engineering values:
The improvement of the human being
The pursuit of institutional excellence
Autonomy with accountability
Creativity and innovation aimed especially at the country's development
The vocation of service
Participation with commitment and enthusiasm
Promotes the survival of the values in people and in the sectors of the university community.
Colombian School of Engineering's vision is assumed for 2019 to be the first choice and the best example as a technological university, recognized nationally and internationally for its high quality.