Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia

La Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia), best known as "La UPTC", is a Colombian public university located primarily in Tunja and it maintains presence in 7 Colombian departments. It is considered to be one of the most important and prestigious universities of the country due to their academic level.

Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
Escudo UPTC.svg
MottoFuturum Ædificamus
TypePublic, National
EstablishedOctober 10, 1953
RectorGustavo Orlando Álvarez Álvarez
Location, ,
CampusAvenida Central del Norte 150003, Tunja
Nickname"La Uptc"
WebsiteOfficial website
Main campus, Tunja

It has a headquarters, three sectional branches, six sites for extension programs and 21 regional centers for distance learning in which there are 11 faculties, 52 undergraduate academic programs, 15 undergraduate academic distance programs and 23 postgraduate programs. It is an educational, scientific and technological university, currently ranked number 7 among the best 64 universities in Colombia (2012) according to a study by Research Sapiens Group research sapiens that built a ranking, which was titled "U-Sapiens Ranking Colombia" where are cataloged 64 universities of the country.


The most important branches of the Uptc are located in the main cities in Boyacá.


Headquarters - Some landmarks in the campus are the Jorge Palacios Preciado Library, Central Building, Camilo Torres Restrepo square, the university city and the Escuela Normal Superior Santiago de Tunja.

Avenida Central del Norte, 150003 Tunja

  • Health Faculty

Hospital Antiguo San Rafael Tunja


  • Sogamoso Faculty

Calle 4 Sur 15-134. 152211, Sogamoso

  • Duitama Faculty

Carrera 18 23-55. 150461, Duitama

  • Chiquinquirá Faculty

Calle 14A 2-36. 154640, Chiquinquirá

  • Bogotá Faculty

Carrera 14 44-51. 110311, Bogotá D.C.

Extension Program CentersEdit

Distance Education Regional CentersEdit

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Coordinates: 5°33′16″N 73°21′09″W / 5.55444°N 73.35250°W / 5.55444; -73.35250