University of La Sabana – Wikipedia

The University of La Sabana (Spanish: Universidad de La Sabana) is a Colombian private higher education institution founded in 1979. It is located in the municipality of Chía, 7 km north of Bogotá. The university has been given the High Quality Institutional Accreditation by the Ministry of National Education.

La Sabana has 51 research groups classified by Colciencias, the government office that certifies the quality of research groups in Colombian universities.

The university currently runs 23 undergraduate programmes.[1] There are also 46 specialization programmes, 49 master’s programmes and 4 doctoral programmes.[2]


The construction of the university’s current premises, the Puente del Comun Campus (Spanish: Campus del Puente del Comun), started in 1987 in Chía. The campus grounds cover 62 hectares, 3 hectares of which are sports fields and spaces for outdoor activities.

The Universidad de La Sabana is carrying out a project for the expansion of its campus and the update of its laboratories and technological equipment. At present,[when?] over 32,000 square meters have been built. The buildings include 29 laboratories, nine buildings with academic and administrative spaces, and the Octavio Arizmendi Posada Library. The library currently holds 79,726 titles, 172.100 electronic titles, 689 journals and magazines, and 56 databases.

Other resources are:

Media Production Centre CPM: The faculty of Communication’s Media Production Centre CPM—where students are provided resources with the same standards as the ones owned by media companies in Colombia.

Studium: The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures offers educational initiatives like free courses, diploma courses, research projects, and other academic programmes. The academic and student community of the university has access to English, French and Mandarin language courses.

University Clinic: A health institution and rehabilitation centre. The clinic is a centre for research, teaching and community service. Expansion is expected on the Clinic which will add another floor and enlarge its national and regional coverage. With more than 17,000 square meters of new buildings, the clinic will expand its number of operation rooms, its intensive care unit and the number of hospital rooms and other aspects.

University Chaplaincy: It is responsible for the spiritual care of all people, religious and non-religious, offering spaces for personal and community dialogue. Prayer sites can be found in the plaza de los balcones, where the main Oratory is located; also in building A, in building E, and soon in the Ad Portas building. In addition, in the main Oratory Mass is celebrated every day at 7:20 am and 12:20 pm. The sacrament of confession is available from 11:30 am and during Mass. Every six months there is a Confirmation ceremony.
The University of La Sabana has an agreement with the Prelature of Opus Dei to guarantee Christian inspiration is at the foundation of the institution; That is why some Catholic priests of Opus Dei are appointed as chaplains.[3]


Students at the Universidad de La Sabana are able to participate in foreign exchange programs, internships, and specialisations at universities in Germany, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, among others. Some of the students also have the double degree option for undergraduate studies. They may also be awarded the undergraduate degree from Universidad de La Sabana and their postgraduate degree from an international university. The university hosts foreign students from around the world.


Doctoral programmes

  • Biosciences
  • Communication

Masters programmes

  • Magister in Education
  • Magister in Nursing
  • Magister in Design and Process Management
  • Magister in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master in English Language Teaching – Autonomous Learning Environments

Postgraduate specialized programmes

  • Economic and Administrative Sciences
    • Strategic Management
    • Service Management
    • Production and Operations Management
    • Finance and International Business
    • Commercial Management
    • Finance and Capital Markets
  • Communications
    • Organizational Communications Management
  • Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • Radiology and Diagnostic Images
    • Bioethics
    • Pneumology
    • Family and Community Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Critical Medicine and Intensive Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    • Clinical pharmacology
  • Education
    • Education Management
    • Pedagogy and Classroom Research
  • Nursing
    • Critical Pediatric Care
    • Rehabilitation Management
    • School Health
  • Law
    • Mediation in Conflicts
    • Insurance and Social Security
    • Commercial Law
    • Specialisation in Liability Law
    • Specialisation in State Contracting
    • Specialisation in Legal Foundations for Management
  • Family
    • Personal and Family Development
  • Psychology
    • Human Development Management in Organizations

Undergraduate programmes

  • Business Administration
  • International Business Administration
  • Administration of Service Institutions
  • Administration of International Marketing and Logistics
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Agroindustrial Production Engineering
  • Information Technology Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Social Communication and Journalism
  • Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Child Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Gastronomy
  • Economics and International Finance
  • Philosophy


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