Universidad del Norte, Colombia
The Universidad del Norte is the main private academic center for higher education in northern Colombia. It was founded in 1966 by a group of businessman led by Karl C. Parrish in the city of Barranquilla. It started its academic operation on July 11 1966, with 58 students and 10 teachers on core courses of business administration and engineering.
The university is composed by 8 academic divisions: Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal Sciences and the Basic Sciences division, as well as the Institute of Superior Studies in Education.
The university offers careers in industrial, mechanical, computer, civil, electrical and electronic engineering, as well as Medicine, Business Administration, Law, Psychology, International Relations, International Business, Maths, Industrial Design, Graphic Design and several other faculties. In total, the university offers 21 undergraduate programs, 51 professional specialization programs, 9 Masters programs and 2 doctorate programs.
It is one of the most important cultural and technological centers on the Caribbean region of Colombia, and one of the Top 3 in Colombia.
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