Mission and vision



Universidad de Caldas, in compliance with the social task corresponding to its nature of public institution, has the mission to generate, appropriate, spread, and apply knowledge through curricular, investigative and projection processes in order to contribute to the formation of citizens who can serve the society, the solving of regional and national problems, and the sustainable development and the integration of the Central Western area of the country.





An effective University, visible because of its contributions to the development in a global context characterized by:

A pleasant environment based in the respect for life and for the difference, solidarity, responsibility, order, tolerance and participation.

Flexible, contextualized and articulated curricular processes that contribute to the integral formation of autonomous persons who become social practice agents.

Research that produces and recreates knowledge generated in scientific communities, centered in the schools of thought and which founds the development of graduate programs.

Social commitment expressed in problem solving proposals for those situations raised by sustainable development.

Self-controlled administrative and financial processes within a modern organizational structure.
Creative insertion of the processes for global knowledge.




In a freedom and tolerance environment:


  • Democracy, peace and development will be formed. Autonomy with responsibility will be practiced.


  • Knowledge will be developed from the practice of intelligence and knowledge itself.





  • Respect for the different life forms and diversity.
  • Respect for rules and regulations
  • Solidarity
  • Responsibility
  • Respect for difference
  • Democratic coexistence
  • Recognition to respect and work
  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Loyalty
  • Sense of belonging




  • Fulfillment
  • Work quality
  • Technological appropriation
  • Links with the medium
  • Orientation to change
  • Continuous learning
  • Efficiency
  • Efficacy




  • Love
  • Cooperation
  • Efficiency
  • Efficacy
  • Transparency
  • Universality
  • Coherence
  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Appropriateness
  • Suitability