La Salle University, Colombia - History


The University began its academic labors in the first semester of 1965 with the programs of Economy, Philosophy, Civil Engineering, and degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics. At that time the institution had a team of 20 teachers and 98 students.

It is recognized by the Colombian government, it’s governed by its own organic statute, under the national constitution and by the Law 30 of 1992 and its statutory decrees.

It was founded by the The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (known as The Lasallian Bothers) on 15 November 1964. The University was recognized as so through the decree No 1583 of 11 August 1975, issued by the National Government.

Today the University offers 21 degree academic programs in different areas of the knowledge from which 5 are educational programs- 16 specialization programs- from which three are educational- and 5 master degrees. Currently it counts with 13.521 matriculated students in degree programs and 462 students in postgraduate programs who are taught by 1.014 teachers, from which the 87% has postgraduate degrees and 739 people have management and services degrees.

Since its foundation the University has had special care in the quality and efficient education what has given to it recognizable prestige along the nation and internationally. The University has an educational educative project inspired by the catholic educative model of the Lasallian brothers, whose organization is currently present in more than 80 countries around the globe (Africa 22; America 22; Asia 15; Europe 18 and Australia/Oceania 3) and a history of more than 320 years serving as educators of the youth. The University makes part of the AIUL (Asociacion Internacional de Univesidades Lasallistas- Spanish for: International association of Lasallian Universities), created in 1998.

The La Salle University is member of the Asociacion Colombiana de Universidades (Colombian Association of Universities), ASCUN, the Ascociacion Colombiana para el avance de la ciencia (Colombian Association for the science advance) ACAC, the FIUC (International Federation of Catholic Universities), the ODUCAL (Interamerican Universiatary organization), the International Association of Lasallian Universities IALU, the COLUMBUS program, among others.

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