University of the Andes (Venezuela)
The University of the Andes is the second-oldest university in Venezuela, whose main campus is located in the city of Mérida, Venezuela. ULA is the largest public university in the Venezuelan Andes, having one of the largest student bodies in the country. ULA was established as a Catholic seminary on March 29, 1785 by the Bishop of Mérida, Friar Juan Ramos de Lora. De Lora called the newly founded house of studies "Real Colegio Seminario de San Buenaventura de Mérida", or Royal Seminary College of San Buenaventura of Mérida; the school was elevated to the status of Royal University of San Buenaventura of Mérida de los Caballeros on September 21, 1810, entitling it to confer junior and senior degrees in Philosophy, Medicine and Canonical Law, Theology. Universidad de Los Andes maintained its affiliation with the Catholic Church until 1832, when the president of Venezuela, General José Antonio Páez, passed an act making it a secular institution. Universidad de Los Andes operates two campuses in Mérida, with about a dozen faculties spread throughout the city, as well as two satellite campuses in the other Venezuelan Andean states of Tachira and Trujillo.
Universidad de Los Andes offers undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities, long and short programs, as well as courses, post-graduate professional and doctoral programs, diplomas, etc. Admission to ULA is competitive and mediated through the Venezuelan Oficina de Planeacion del Sector Universitario, which oversees grades and standardized tests for all Venezuelan students enrolled in secondary education institutions. ULA lists some of the highest high school academic index requirements in Venezuela. ULA is one of the universities most engaged in research in Venezuela ranking among the top two or three universities in Venezuela across all disciplines. In 2009, ULA was ranked 37th out of the 437 Latin American universities and research institutes evaluated by the Ranking Iberoamericano de Instituciones de Investigacion. Active graduate research groups include: Kinetics & Catalysis, Polymer Chemistry, Behavioral Physiology, Enzimology, Cytology, Toxicology and Molecular Spectroscopy, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and Theoretical Physics, Magnetism of Solids, Urban Environmental Quality, Entrepreneurial Development, Agricultural Management, Comparative Politics, Environmental Geopolitics, International Politics, Linguistics, Phonetics, Gender Studies, Latin American Arts and Literature, Medieval Studies, etc.
ULA houses numerous varsity athletic teams, including soccer, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball and track and field and performing arts companies such as Ballet Estable de la ULA, Teatro Estable de la ULA, Coral Universitaria and Orfeon Universitario. However, ULA's athletic dominance has declined in the past decade; the Orfeon Universitario Choir has toured Colombia, the Netherlands and Germany. ULA hosts annual ballet seasons, a chamber orchestra season and numerous theater and music festivals open to the community. List of colonial universities in Latin America Official website www.saber.ula.ve ULA TV Núcleo Universitario "Alberto Adriani", El Vigía Núcleo Universitario "Rafael Rangel", Trujillo Núcleo Universitario "Pedro Rincón Gutiérrez", Táchira Galería de fotos de la Universidad de Los Andes Portal wiki de la Universidad de Los Andes Portal del Rectorado Laboratorio de Demostraciones de Física Puerta a la mayoría de enlaces de la ULA Proyecto Alma-Mater Agendas del Consejo Universitario de la Universidad de Los Andes Oficina de Prensa ULA Centro de Atención al Usuario
University of Los Andes (Colombia)
The University of Los Andes commonly self-styled as Uniandes, is a private research university located in the city centre of Bogotá, Colombia. Founded in 1948 by a group of Colombian intellectuals led by Mario Laserna Pinzón, it was the first Colombian university established as nonsectarian. Los Andes has been regarded as one of the best Colombian universities—very ranked as the best—one of the top 10 in Latin America, one of the top 300 world universities, according to both the QS World Top University Ranking and the Times Higher Education Classification; the university is academically composed of nine schools, three special academic entities—the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, the Center for Research and Training in Education, the Interdisciplinary Center for Development Studies —and a joint academic venture with the medical institution Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation, offering 31 undergraduate, 18 doctoral, 38 graduate degree-granting programs in areas of human knowledge such as medicine, science and others.
As of 2011, the university had given birth to 128 research groups recognized by Colciencias, most of them in the social sciences, mathematics and engineering. By 2017, the number of groups recognized by Colciencias has increased to 153 research groups, it is one of the few Colombian universities to have received high quality institutional accreditation by the Colombian Ministry of Education, given in January 2015. In 1930, the Colombian presidential elections resulted in the appointment of Liberal party candidate Enrique Olaya Herrera to an office that had been, since 1880, under Conservative control; the latter years of this Conservative Republic were punctuated by events such as the Banana massacre, which may have been a contributing factor to the Colombian Conservative Party's loss of the presidency. During this new period of Liberal government, known as the Liberal Republic, the administrations of Alfonso López Pumarejo implemented changes intended to modernize the country. Restructuring of higher education, in particular of the National University of Colombia in 1935, agrarian reform in 1936, general promotion of industrialization resulted in rapid economic changes and growth.
According to some estimates, around 50% of existing Colombian corporations in 1945 were founded between 1940 and 1945, promoting the accumulation of wealth and the creation of a new middle class with political interests and international aspirations. However, in order to continue industrial development, there was an urgent need for skilled labor, reflected in the speech given by the Colombian Minister of Education to the Congress of Colombia in 1946: We have a lack of engineers, physicians, agronomists, veterinarians and lawyers in sufficient quantities to attend to the country's needs, the only solution lies in the enlargement of the universities... in the creation of a university for the country, that responds to what the country calls for. These words echo the suggestions made around 35 years earlier by liberal leader Rafael Uribe Uribe regarding the need for the modernization of the educational system; these intellectual currents were coherent with previous educational developments such as the foundation of the Gimnasio Moderno in 1914.
Amid the political tension and violence caused by the loss of liberal power in the 1946 elections, social unrest, industrial growth, leftist liberal presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán was assassinated on April 9, 1948, in an event that shook the country and was taken by the founders as "the best argument for the foundation of the university". In November 1948, around a year after arriving back in Colombia from Columbia University, accompanied by intellectuals from the elites of both traditional parties, Mario Laserna Pinzón founded the Universidad de los Andes as the first nonsectarian and non-politically affiliated university in Colombia; the main goals with the establishment of the University were to provide Colombia with professionals whose technical knowledge benefited the development of the country, which made it necessary for them to study abroad and bring this knowledge back. In practice, Uniandes would be modeled after the American university, its students would receive not only technical but liberal education, in accordance to the need for the development of the human intellect for a practical, altruistic purpose, as per the Declaration of the Principles of the Founders.
Classes started the 29th of March, 1949, with only 80 students taking courses from a small set of faculties and schools. Of note was the Colegio de Estudios Superiores, or college, modeled on the American university college and had the responsibilities of offering classes on Humanities, English, Contemporary Civilization, Colombian Geography & History. Classes belonging to distinct curricula, but not specific to each, such as mathematics for Engineering and Architecture students, were the responsibility of the college. By the second academic year, in 1950, there were around 400 applications for 110 places of study in Uniandes. Increasing political violence in Colombia during the 1950s did not change the University's stance towards political neutrality, the inclusion of government representatives in the Board, as well as rectors and administrative staff belonging to both Conservative and Liberal
Los Andes Peruvian University
The Los Andes Peruvian University is an educational institution created on December 30, 1983. The main campus is situated in Huancayo, Perú, it is one of the most prosperous universities in the central region of the country. It is named after the Andes mountains. At its inception in 1983, the university offered courses in the four areas of study most relevant and important to the region: Industrial Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Business Management and Technology Education. On June 23, 1987 a Complementary Law Nº 24697 Civil Engineering was added to the program of studies. More new faculties have been established with a view to affording opportunities in new professional careers; some of the original faculties have been upgraded, in accordance with technological and social requirements and in keeping with current innovations in tertiary education. These were authorized by Asamblea Nacional de Rectores, an institution which governs universities in Peru, with Resolution Nº 446-ANR-93 and Asamblea Universitaria Resolution Nº 001-93-AU on December 8, 1993.
Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Health Science UPLA Pharmacy and Biochemistry UPLA Veterinary Medicine UPLA Obstetrics UPLA Dental Medicine UPLA Optometry UPLA Psychology UPLA Nursing UPLA Human Nutrition UPLA Medical Technology Faculty of Business Science and Accountancy UPLA Accountancy and Finance UPLA Management and Systems Faculty of Law Faculty of Education UPLA Initial Education UPLA Primary Education UPLA Secondary Education Faculty of Engineering UPLA Computer and Systems Engineering UPLA Civil Engineering UPLA Architecture UPLA Industrial Engineering In 1973 in Junín Region - Concepción, with the cooperation of Federal Republic of Germany, a milk plant was created. It was named "Fongal Centro". Today it is part of Los Andes Peruvian University, it produces pasteurized milk and triple cream cheese, fresh cheese and butter by professionals and students. The University hosted its first marathon, the UPLA International Marathon, in 2008. Participants in this event include athletes from the surrounding regions as well as visiting athletes from other countries.
Many of UPLA's alumni have had considerable success in scientific research, public service and business. Inés Melchor has become recognized as a long-distance runner and lawyer. List of universities in Peru YouTube institutional video - YouTube Facebook community - Facebook Universidad Peruana Los Andes - Official site Statistics of the University - UPLA in numbers. "Universidad Peruana "Los Andes" -History and general reference". Official university site. Retrieved 2007