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University of Narino

The University of Narino , also called Udenar, is a public, coeducational, research university based primarily in the city of Pasto, Narino, Colombia. It is the largest higher education institution by student population in the department with 9,867 students. The University origins can be traced to 1712, but it was officially established by governor Julian Buchelli through decree 049 of November 7, 1904.

The university has three campuses in Pasto. The main one, known as the University City of Torobajo, is located in the northern part of the city in the neighborhood of the same name, the second in the neighborhood of San Vicente which is known as the Panamericana campus, and the last in the city's downtown, which was its first location. Also, the university has several satellite campuses across the department in the cities of Ipiales, Samaniego, Tumaco, and Tuquerres. The university offers education at technological, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with 56 academic programs, which includes 5 master's and a doctorate in education. It is also the host for 79 research groups recognized by COLCIENCIAS.

The university is member of the Association of Colombian Universities (ASCUN) and the Iberoamerican University Network Universia.


The university highest government body is the University Council which is formed of twelve members: the governor of Narino, the rector, the general secretary, and representatives for the President of the Republic, the Ministry of Education, deans, professors, alumni, students, former rectors, the productive sector and the governor of the department. The rector is the chief executive officer and is elected for a four year period with the possibility of reelection. The current rector is Silvio Sanchez Fajardo, who started his term in 2007.

The University is organized in eleven faculties: Agricultural Sciences, Agroindustrial Engineering, Arts, Economics and Administration Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health, Human Sciences, Law, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Husbandry Sciences.

See also

List of universities in Colombia

External links

University of Narino official site

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