Read the Official Description

The University, based on pedagogical and technological thinking, and because of its public and national nature, has as its mission the transformation and development of Colombian society, through the integral formation of the human being, in which ethical values, values of culture and the benefits of science and technology, are the pillars of its historical projection and the object of the construction of knowledge.

In its social function, it is committed to the offer of formal professional and disciplinary programs, at the undergraduate, postgraduate and permanent training levels, which make effective the individual, collective and cultural human rights relevant to the economic and ecological development of the nation. and the permanent observation of technological advances and their priority assimilation for the consolidation of a society with welfare and social / Pexels


To train people as integral professionals in different levels of higher education, strengthening the activities of teaching, research, extension and internationalization, as a contribution to the transformation and development of society. (Agreement No. 019 of 2017, annex)

Vision 2026

We will be a higher education institution of academic excellence at a regional, national and international level, recognized for leading the improvement of the quality of education, sustainable social, cultural and economic development, with justice, equity, social responsibility, innovation, competitiveness and relevance to the region and the country. (Agreement No. 019 of 2017, annex)


The Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia , UPTC, is an autonomous university entity, of national, state and public, democratic, special regime, linked to the Ministry of National Education in relation to policies and planning of the education sector, with sectional headquarters in Duitama, Sogamoso and Chiquinquirá, and with domicile in Tunja.


Integrity: We live the Integrity that carries intrinsic ethics, discipline, respect for human dignity and firmness in our actions.

Service: I am willing to listen, understand and satisfy the needs and missionary expectations of our public of interest.

Tolerance: I respect the difference of others in their way of being, thinking and acting.

Solidarity: I make the goals of my institution my own and I contribute to the achievement of the results.

Leadership: In a creative way and with Upetecist identity, I promote change environments for the benefit of Institutional development. "(Agreement No. 019 of 2017, annex)


The purpose of the University is to search for the truth, investigate reality in all fields, question and controvert the knowledge already acquired, formulate new hypotheses, build new knowledge and transmit it to new generations; to form citizens and integral professionals, to study and criticize the failures and problems of society and the State, to propose solutions and to serve as a guide to the Nation.

In this sense, the vision of the University will be incorporated into the Strategic Development Plans, and they will tend to the realization of the following actions:

The strengthening of the training, research and social outreach activity, for which it will dedicate its efforts and adapt organizations and services.

The foundation of the rationality of knowledge in the economic, productive and argumentative knowledge; in the construction of knowledge, the realization of democracy and the promotion of the values of culture.

The projection to society in the formation of citizens aware of their responsibilities for social order and personal fulfillment, and the quality of professionals in the respective forms of knowledge and doing.

The empowerment of discursive competences and the acquisition of values, demanded by contemporary society, as a priority condition for the learning of basic intellectual activities, through rigorous reading and writing, to increase the horizons of the interpretation of the world, to put in perspectives the prevailing social forms, develop the argumentative capacity and guide, critically, the actions.

The foundation of the knowledge that reverberates in society, based on rational design, efficient layout and strategic programming, in order to provide training in the instrumental action required to achieve well-being in modern society, within the context of training human rights, social justice and sustainable development.

The consolidation of the academic and scientific communities that are integrated around the different sciences and disciplines.

Programs taught in:

This school also offers:


Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

The Master Program in Environmental Engineering, in its process of comprehensive professional training of human talent, seeks to develop in students the critical thinking ... [+]

Academic Program: Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering Academic Level: Postgraduate Training level: Master Degree to be awarded: Master in Environmental Engineering Headquarters: Tunja Faculty: Engineering Duration: 4 Semesters Methodology: On-site Modality: Research SNIES: 5236 Qualified Registry: Resolution MEN No. 8322 of June 9, 2015 Validity record: 7 years Academic credits: 48 Periodicity of admission: Annual Registration value: * 6 SMMLV

Note: * People who present a copy of the electoral certificate of the last national elections have a discount of 10% of the value of the enrollment as established by Law 403 of 1997 and Law 815 of 2003.

The Master's in Environmental Engineering is a program that began in the second semester of 2009. It was created through agreement No. 107 of November 21, 1997 of the UPTC Superior Council, and obtained its Qualified Record No. 358 of February 5, 2009 by the Ministry of National Education. SNIES: 5236... [-]

Colombia Tunja
January 2020
Read more in English