University description (as per official university website)
The UDCA is a Higher Education Institution private, independent, pluralistic and democratic inspiration, whose mission is based on constitutional principles and the law on Higher Education to develop teaching , the research and extension depending on the training of professionals integrated with social and environmental commitment with leadership and citizens with high values in those fields of action that contribute to a just and equitable development of disadvantaged groups in the country.
Develops academic excellence through the generation and dissemination of knowledge , respect for the rights, duties, constitutional and human development for the benefit of Colombian society .
The UDCA was consolidated as an institution of higher education Private, a leading national and international context.
Will be recognized for their high quality standards in the performance of the teaching , the research , the extension and its commitment to sustainable human development .
In 1985 the University acquired the south campus , located at Calle 222 and Carrera 55, where more than 7,500 meters of building up excellent facilities with spacious classrooms, Laboratories Specialized Veterinary Clinic, dairy and meat plants, Library and Information Systems , Center for Computing and Communication Systems (Satellite Dish, Cable TV, Fax, telephony, inter-and intranet, etc.). in addition to recreation, parks, sports venues, athletic tread, multiple courts, gym, soccer fields and The Haven: Production under cover, Pig Production, Sheep Production Unit, Wildlife Research Laboratory, CENIACUA, Production Avian and Rabbit Meat Production System.
In 1995 , guided by the desire to universalize their fields of action, the organization changes its name to University Corporation CUDC Applied Sciences .
The continued growth, based on the voluntary accreditation of the Ministry of Education to several of our academic programs , and strict adherence to principles that address the felt needs of our rapidly changing society and the world, resulted in the recognition as University awarded by the Ministry of Education on December 29, 2004 , and received deserved achievement after 21 years of effort and academic excellence. Since then the name of the institution became a University of Applied Sciences UDCA . This credit is reflected not only academically but also in improving the infrastructure with the acquisition of new facilities : in 2002 , the Headquarters Calle 72 is rented, the following year to 170,000 mt expansion by the purchase of a new facility located off the south campus. And in 2005 , the purchase of land located three blocks from the headquarters, known as the Eastern Headquarters .
The assets of the University is not only strong from a financial standpoint, it is also spiritually, it is currently responsible Monsignor Juan Miguel Huertas Escallón. However, our most precious heritage is represented in more than three thousand students flooded its inexhaustible vitality to our campus . It is they who encourage all our commitment and our best efforts.
Our most precious heritage is represented in more than three thousand students flooded its inexhaustible vitality to our campus.
Our principles and values serve as instruments to develop the teaching , the research and extension depending on the training of professionals and leading citizens and comprehensive.
The UDCA is an autonomous university, because it offers a cultural public service, based on the principles of the national constitution (Art. 67.68, 69) and Law 30 of 1992 (Art. 2, 3).
Is pluralistic and democratic because it accepts anyone with sufficient preparation, regardless of race, creed, gender, social status, political or economic.
Seeks to transform society by providing alternative solutions to the social, economic, political and cultural development through the coordination of the functions of research, teaching and extension.
Dora universalized knowledge is because the opening tends to all fields of action and to the internationalization of the institution, seeking to generate scientific knowledge leading to the needs of national social reality and its dissemination through outreach and extension activities.
Supports the preservation of socio-cultural values and sustainable human development through comprehensive training of individuals in their biological, cognitive, psychological and social, raising awareness of constitutional rights and duties while respecting human rights, peace and democracy.
Directs its actions towards marginalized communities, encouraging active participation processes through which aims to improve quality of life of communities at the regional, local and national levels.
Promotes the building of a university with a high social commitment in the sense of contributing to the transformation of society, under the principles of democracy, fairness and respect for human rights.
Form conscious and responsible citizens equipped with a humanistic culture community, environmentalists and scientists, able to defend, enhance and disseminate the values, thus strengthening the culture and regional and national identity and preserving environmental resources for future generations.
Assumes the scientific and technological knowledge from a humanistic conception rate that allows the student will not be indifferent to the social, cultural and axiological the country in which we live, establishing a permanent relationship with our historical and cultural heritage.
Encourages the development of academic excellence through motivation, responsibility, autonomy and the analytical sense, it contributes to building their own knowledge.
Respect : It is the realization of each of the members of the university community in its autonomy, so that the known subject of rights, to recognize those of others. Respect is the basis for building a society on principles of fairness, equity, solidarity and democracy.
Membership : The attitude and aptitude for cooperation and compromise, and is the steadfast commitment of the individual and institutional principles.
Disclaimer : timely and effective their assigned functions. It is the ability of members of the university community to evaluate the performance of the proposed tasks.
Discipline : The conscious and responsible exercise of daily activities, according to mission, institutional rules and regulations.
Loyalty : It means loyalty and rectitude in the conduct of those who make the university community.
Solidarity : Development of individual skills, so that the community can benefit from them. It's free and conscious commitment to comply with institutional goals.
Equity : This involves recognizing and valuing the strengths and weaknesses of the members of the university community. It mobilizes the provision for equitable treatment and recognition of everyone's differences.
National Identity : Be aware of the integral condition of the nation of its historical, economic, cultural, political and social, to draw up action plans that meet the needs of Colombia.
Ethics and Bioethics : Orientation rational human action for autonomous choice and responsible decisions.