Los Andes University was founded in 1948 as an autonomous, private and non-partisan institution. The university's mission is to form professionals that contribute to the country’s cultural and economical improvement and also to strengthen the values of coexistence and social peace.
Among the disciplines of the social sciences the University has four schools (Business Administration, Social Sciences, Law and Economics), the School of Government Alberto Lleras Camargo and an interdisciplinary center. Through its schools and faculties Los Andes University offers library services and promotes research activities. The research centers of the university are:
Research Projects – School of Business Administration
Center for Socio-Cultural and International Studies- CESO
Center for Social and Legal Research - CIJUS
Center for Studies on Development Economics - CEDE
Interdisciplinary Center for Studies on Development - CIDER
The website is available in Spanish and features details on the institution's publications (including those that are not available online) along with the investigation teams that developed them.
Research interests:Agriculture and Farming Systems, Animal Resources and Husbandry, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Community Based Rural Development, Rural Infrastructure, Biodiversity , and Environmental Disasters & Degradation, among others