Boyacá University was founded in the city of Tunja the September 22, 1979, with the desire of a native Guateque scholar, Dr. Osmar Correal Cabral, and a Bogotá economist, Dr. Rosita Payeras Cuervo.
According to the "Founding Document" notarized by Public Deed No.1777 of October 17, 1979 at the Second Notary of Tunja, "Dr. Osmar Correal Cabral, promoter of the initiative, made a detailed presentation on the need for create an educational institution, which for the excellence of their academic work were to become the first private institution of higher education in Boyaca, he was able to train and specialize human resources required for its development and serve to channel teaching and research vocation of the professionals who have agreed to be bound to the company. suggested that the Corporation should seek the advancement and transmission of knowledge universal adapting to the country's development and community service, conducting research that contributes to increase the acquis scientific and technological knowledge, and developing it conduct education programs in all fields of knowledge, in all forms of education and all levels. Also, it should stimulate educational processes that tend to create scientific habits, skills to apply knowledge, positive attitudes towards work and lifelong education, and help to form useful men with high personal and social ethics "
In the first document prepared as Development Plan, submitted to ICFES for obtaining legal status, and whose summary was published by its author under the title from "Birth of a new University institution" (O. Correal, Editions Omnia, Tunja 1,981 ) declared the following as initial purposes:
Conduct formal education programs and nonformal at different levels and in different areas of Sciences and Arts.
Stimulate educational processes that tend to create scientific habits and skills to apply knowledge.
Create favorable attitudes toward work and lifelong education.
Contribute to the formation of useful men with high personal and social ethics.
Provide new opportunities for men and women boyacenses to develop their skills and talents, convinced that the new demands of society compel individuals to become permanent authors of their own cultural progress.
Train leaders and technical staff not inferior to the problems they face. Teach them to do something to be generators of their own progress.
Encourage communication between the sciences to be the integrating element of the teaching and research activities and lead to an active dialogue as a new form of teaching and learning "(O.Correal, op.cit.Pg.97)
The first headquarters was located in the traditional Passage Vargas as "Higher Education Corporation of Boyacá" which later was transferred to the headquarters of Santander Park, where two technological programs are consolidated.
Some years passed and in 1983 the Institute focused its seat in the Senate Santo Domingo, at which offered more than ten academic undergraduate and two graduate.
In 1993 there was a change of its legal nature, obtaining the status of "University of Boyacá" year in which their directives begin construction of the first own building in the central campus of the Muisca.
Once the institution fulfilled all the requirements and demands of the Ministry of Education concerning the change of character, September 16, 2004, University recognition is done by Decree 2910 of the Office of the Minister of National Education.
Currently, the university campus in Tunja has 25,174 sqm of built area, consists of three buildings for classrooms, the small square building, two buildings of multiple resources where the science and engineering laboratories and basic sciences; a central academic and administrative building, a biological sciences building, a building of laboratories and workshops Fashion Design, Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Psychology. Also, the institution has an auditorium with capacity for 512 people, two modern auditoriums; one with capacity for 350 people and one for 300 people; and Conference Room with capacity for 150 attendees. At the beginning of 2013 is put into operation the administrative building with an area of 2000 square meters.
Additional buildings on the campus are also an academic agora, a central square and a sports area comprising two multiple courts. This space is complemented by a Coliseum with capacity for 1,000 people; It has a multipurpose court, gym and aerobics room. In 2011, the University inaugurates its own sports campus with more than 36,000 m², designed for the practice of sports such as tennis field, football, volleyball, basketball, microfútbol and athletics, among others.
The University of Boyacá, in 2011, extends its academic coverage in the department of Boyaca Sogamoso inaugurating the headquarters of the programs of Law and Political Sciences, Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Psychology Specialization in Project Management. Also, he began the headquarters of Chiquinquirá with the programs of Law and Political Science and Administration and International Business.
Through these 34 years of existence, the University offers 20 undergraduate professional programs, which are before the Ministry of Education with High Quality Accreditation Sanitary Engineering, Architecture, Physiotherapy and Systems Engineering. Also, 19 graduate programs and the Master of Urban Planning. In addition, 339 signed and develop cooperation agreements for joint projects, exchange and permanent mobility of teachers, students and researchers. The University of Boyacá has gained a high degree of leadership both nationally and internationally.
TUNJA Campus: Address: The 2nd Career No. 64-169 Phone: Tel (8) 7450000 - Fax.. (8) 7450044
SOGAMOSO Campus: Address: Carrera 11 No. 26-18 Phone or PBX: (8) 7,730,133 - Telefax: (8) 7722277 Building 2. Carrera 9 No. 28-41 Barrio El Recreo Tel .: (8) 7729222
YOPAL Head office: Carrera 19 No. 7-44 Tels .: (8) 6348018-3174051130
BOGOTA Office: Carrera 13 No. 93-85 / Of. 306 - Tels .: (1) 6170298 - (1) 6170367 Nit. 891801101-6
Given its universal character and the way they are conceived today I consider these founding principles are deemed to remain firmly in place and their purposes are in the process of realization. In addition, beginning to make a synthesis of them, since at that time were raised in a differentiated way, the fundamental principles as follows:
philosophical principle: to train all men and women as social beings transcendent.
psychological principle: eurythmic impart training.
sociological principle: form with a sense of freedom and critical capacity.
ethical and moral principle: form ethically responsible and socially committed professionals.
It was from then that the phrase that synthesizes all the principles and frames the institutional philosophy was coined:
"In this university, inspired by the power of knowledge, free men and women, critical and socially engaged form"
Moreover, while it is true that this work is the crystallization of an ideal, he is aware that the institution, to survive, must be sufficiently stable in its principles and sufficiently committed to its mission to respond to the society in which it is inserted.
On this occasion the areas of knowledge which could develop training programs were expanded, the entity to which they could pass the remnants in the event of dissolution or liquidation changed, and the name of the orders issued by the governing bodies included and administration. (Source: Office addressed to ICFES No. RE-03-060 March 11/83).
Meanwhile, Decree No. 989 of April 6, 1983 by which the Decree 2799/80 was amended in what refers to the presentation of the registered institutions in which at the time of its foundation was issued real rights shall be provided, the obligation to submit inventories of movable and immovable property in the case of statutory reforms affecting the assets of the institution, the obligation to formalize by public deed statutory reforms and the measures that approved, and the requirements registration of legal representatives, among other provisions.
ICFES Official Letter No.1283 of 19 May 1983 signed by the Chief of the Division of Corporate Counsel of the Legal Branch makes some comments on the text of the Constitution presented and suggests that would be added to Article 1o. with the following sentence: "Once the institution for its institutional recognition will be referred to as University University of Boyacá and may establish sectional dependencies" ...
All amendments were reviewed and approved by the General Chamber at its June 5 and 22 and presented to ICFES the 15 July. However, the August 3rd Division Corporate Counsel ICFES again comment two articles (17 and 18) of the proposed text and therefore it is necessary that the General Chamber reconvenes 6 and August 21 to give statutory approval.
All this process culminates with the favorable opinion of the Board of ICFES of 26 January / 84, which is sent to the Ministry of National Education and Resolution No.5538 there from May 17, 1984 is issued which allows the protocolize statutory reform by Public Deed No. 974 of May 24, 1984.
Four years later, between November 7, 1987 and May 30, 1988 he was studied and approved by the General Chamber a second reform in the Constitution to "give better functionality the government and administration of the Corporation, amend the Committee academic and create the academic Council of the casting assigning functions, introduce the disqualifications and incompatibilities Auditor, create the position of Receiver General ".
ICFES official letter No.045 of January 19, 1989 issued a favorable opinion on the proposed reform, the Ministry of Education issued Resolution No.03837 of May 9/89, and was formalized through Public Deed No. 1,343 of 25 May / 89.
Second stage: as FOUNDATION (since 1993)
The first twelve years of legal existence of the institution were very difficult but left important lessons and experiences that it was necessary to consider appropriate to give legal form to their mission and to allow the definitive consolidation of the institution.
the juncture of the issuance of Law 30 of 28 December 1992, by which "the public service of higher education is organized" took advantage, and the constitutional principles of university autonomy (Art.69) develop to collect the provisions of Arts. 27, 41, 67, 70, 123, 128, 189, 211, 350 and 366, and to make a bylaw amendment also attend the provisions of Article 139 of the aforementioned law, which determined that universities have a deadline three (3) years to become University.
The purpose and scope of this statutory reform they were entered in the trade-compassionate based in the ICFES on April 30, 1993 and are reproduced below:
In order to ensure their permanence and commitment to educational endeavors we have been developing, will become, under this statutory reform, Foundation of public utility, non-profit, legal person by nature is better able to develop autonomously and independent mission in higher education.
The Corporation's experience as has the institution puts us in mind the problems arising from the loss of interest and the resignation of some members of the General Court. As a foundation, you can have a governing body of stable government and committed to its mission, a greater projection of its business given its permanence in time that will last beyond the life of its Founders guaranteed.
And further states that .... "with this statutory reform not alter its essential characteristics. Its academic, as well as areas of knowledge and educational methods that can perform the institution remains"
With the corrections requested by the ICFES dated July 23/93, this entity gave its favorable opinion for the Ministry of National Education expidiera Resolution No. 5086 of September 23, 1993 which ratified the statute reform, which was formalized by Public Deed No.2.772 of October 7, 1993 at the Second Notary of the Circle of Tunja.
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