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About Universidad del Norte

Founded in 1966 in the city of Barranquilla, the Universidad del Norte (Uninorte) is an institution dedicated to the well-rounded development of the individual at the higher education level especially in the Colombian Caribbean region.

The university provides an environment of creative education and a campus where students can become better people, can learn from the best and brightest teachers, and can make a positive difference in the community, the nation and the world.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


  • Universidad del Norte is located in Barranquilla. 
  • ​​​​​​​Barranquilla is a vivid, cosmopolitan and industrial city located in the northern Caribbean Coast region of Colombia.
  • Barranquilla is known as the “Golden Gate” of Colombia.
  • Barranquilla was selected as the American Capital of Culture.

Uninorte has the following schools available for students to take courses in:

  •  Architecture, Urbanism and Design
  •  Law, Political Science and International Relations
  •  Business School
  •  Humanities and Social Sciences
  •  Engineering
  •  Language Institute

Some courses are offered in English, but the majority of courses are taught in Spanish. You can also learn Spanish at Uninorte, please visit the Spanish Program website.

You can explore more about the different areas you can take courses in here.