University description (as per official university website)
Grancolombiano Polytechnic is a nonprofit foundation, as a private institution of higher education that serves the function it competes with the autonomy which the Constitution and laws give Colombian.
The Grancolombiano Polytechnic is an institution of higher education, created to make a decisive contribution to business development in the country. Through a process of self and a form of university programs with integrated curricula and courses, as technicians, technologists, professionals and specialists, from an education based on respect for human rights, knowledge of Indeed, the inclusion and participation of the country in the processes of globalization, economic openness, the advance of technology, the application of research and the generation of sustainable development.
It is reason and meaning of the Polytechnic Grancolombiano help the society to progress steadily towards equal opportunities and be recognized nationally and internationally as one of the Colombian higher education institutions leading integrated human resource training and professionally trained leadership development managers for the business field as well as for their constant updating and implementation of research, technology and human values in terms of education and the common good.
Grancolombiano Polytechnic as the institution of higher education is institutional principles as follows:
This principle is based on our understanding of the institution of the university, seen from the etymology of the word, universalistic, therefore, since his conception of truth-seeking, typical of science disciplines and the arts have scientific rigor and social function.
The Polytechnic Grancolombiano is aware that its reason for being is focused on education and sees it as a social and cultural integrated into a system of values, with a training process for the determination of free human beings, therefore One of the essential means to progress towards equal opportunities.
Since its founding Grancolombiano Polytechnic has established the basic principle the exercise of participatory democracy, with the main axes of equity, justice, tolerance, respect for the dignity of the people, their rights and on the set of values making it possible for civilized coexistence and communication, ie without discrimination by sex, race, creed or nationality, nor reason other than the ability and academic performance or breaches of moral integrity, to own the building.
As the school Grancolombiano Polytechnic recognizes that academic development is defined by its institutional autonomy in equilibrium with its liability. This academic development is ongoing reflection of the self agreed by all representatives of the institution , based on the principles of academic freedom, research and academic learning, while respecting the Constitution, Law, Ethics and scientific rigor.
The responsibility of the Polytechnic Grancolombiano focuses on the ability to form the university community, understood as a set of individuals who, by interacting and sharing their knowledge, skills, abilities, aptitudes and attitudes, create an atmosphere of knowledge-centered experiences and culture.
The academic and administrative management of the Polytechnic Grancolombiano is determined by the social implications of their graduates, and professional ethics, whole persons and responsible citizens to serve the common good.
Coherence and Relevance
The Polytechnic Grancolombiano since its creation responds to the needs of business, public, private, social or community, focusing its action to the company understood as the organization that integrates the capital, human resources and labor as factors of production and dedicated to industrial, commercial or services for profit or solidarity but also to social and environmental responsibility.
Effectiveness and Efficiency
These principles are expressed through the optimal use and management of all institutional resources in fulfilling its mission and in a constant search for excellence to achieve the highest standards of knowledge.