University description (as per official university website)
The student movement of Córdoba (Argentina), emerged in 1918, shortly after the end of World War I, and directed against dogmatism and rigidity, had decisive influence on the formation of subsequent generations of Latin Americans. Such a move, in effect, updated the university events, brought the protagonists of the academic work of artificial ivory tower and made them think and act in line with the realities, desires and urgencies of our great American nation.
The ideals of the young Argentine would also have an impact on our country. Thus, a student congress met in 1921 founded the first National Student Federation, whose directors were part Germain Arciniegas, Calixto Torres and Luis Umaña Lopez de Mesa, among others. Since then, countries south of the Rio Grande have been developed and defended, with greater or lesser extent, the exercise principles of university autonomy, the teaching and practice of ethics, the meaning and humanistic sense, the Latin Americanist vocation and identity with the values and practices of democracy.
Waving his enthusiasm for these postulates, in June 1966 eight visionaries: Raul Vasquez Velez, Carlos Medellin, Elberto Gómez Moreno, Eduardo Mendoza Varela, Alberto Tellez Camacho, Jorge Enrique Molina, Samper and Ruben Dario Amaya Reyes, quixotic convinced, as Shakespeare, that "Man is made of the stuff of his dreams", founded the Central University. Dream come true, a reality born of hope in the country, which deserves a fair and consistent destination with its history and its institutions, which will have to adjust to contemporary times, more complex and difficult.
Since then, the Central University provides a comprehensive education to its students, whose efforts are devoted to teaching ethics, humanities and science of these, and knowledge and identification of the social reality of the country.
Central University has proposed to form competent professionals who are at the same time, citizens of integrity and capable leaders to lead and guide sociocultural processes as required for the construction of a new country. Thus, the Senate has been concerned with the professional quality, academic excellence and social outreach programs of undergraduate and graduate students.
Contribute to the formation of social and cultural capital through the development of university programs of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education in science, technology, arts and humanities, to articulate the functions of teaching, research and outreach about the comprehensive training individuals critical, creative, sensitive, with a considerable sense of citizenship, committed to a project for the city and country ecologically viable, productive, democratic, pluralistic and united, and entrenched in its Latin American identity.
Our University will be recognized in 2010 as an educational center of excellence, in which:
1. Students who need to maintain gainful employment may parallel, giving priority to training, thanks to an organization of academic and support services enabling them to embrace the changes that are recorded on the forms and routines.
2. The undergraduate programs offered double the levels before the formulation of PEI.
3. The flexibility of the curriculum structure will provide access to multiple shades optional training and will put into context, knowledge, creating versatility in its graduates for professional performance.
4. The research training, and for her, will stand as the backbone of the educational process at the undergraduate and graduate programs, and link the student with national and local problems.
5. It will produce relevant scientific and technological knowledge in all areas of educational performance.
6. Educational research support the search for continuous improvement of training.
7. All academic units will maintain a strong interaction with the environment and the processes of training and research that are ahead, be nurtured and gain relevance, timeliness and relevance from it.
8. Technological developments in information technology and telecommunications, as well as the achievement of an information culture, will enable the translation of knowledge into products, the inner circle, speeding up the processes of appropriation and pedagogical support will need to diversify training alternatives, involving the digital, electronic and virtual.
9. Students will gain a broad perspective of international dynamics and know the world scenarios to unfold their profession or discipline.
10. The actions and university welfare services will be articulated to processes and essential academic purposes and consistent with the particular conditions of each estate.
11. The University have defined a decentralized organizational structure with regulated processes, fluid communications, swift decisions and control systems and effective evaluation, based on modern management.
12. The combined University Faculties rightly an organization, consisting of working groups responsible for managing programs and leading strategic development projects.
13. The teaching corps will be surrounded by the conditions necessary to feel part of a project and fundamental actor in a community.
14. The importance and quality of outreach and actions will strengthen research capacity and recognition in diverse areas of consulting, consulting, continuing education, research and technological development, which constitute important sources of funding for development projects.
15. Will have secured a project culture and a sense of participation and achievement.
16. The University will be connected to other institutions of education and develop joint actions with them.
17. The University will maintain programs to support their graduates and, through such programs, provide feedback processes and will assess its impact.
18. The culture of evaluation of processes and procedures allow the realization of a continuous and permanent monitoring of the implementation of development plan to implement and adapt the resources necessary to achieve the objectives and institutional goals.
19. The levels of quality, coverage and internal efficiency will be fully satisfactory, faced with national standards