Details for Universidad del Magdalena

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Technical, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive


Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia


Sign Up Date to PRME

03 Jul 2017

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

Not Available

Letter of ​Commitment (2017)

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Letter of ​Commitment (2017)

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Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The University has implemented his commitment to the permanent development of socially responsible practices ratified by ‘Fenalco Solidario’ Corporation with the Social Responsibility Certificate since 2013. The University offers elective courses, such as “Gender Chair, Biodiversity and Environmental Pact, Unimagdalena Volunteering, State and society.

Some Achievements: School of citizen training for the development and democrat leadership. Social leaders’ qualification in local development management.
Rafael Celedón and Humanizarte Chairs: They propitiate analysis spaces of discussion and reflection about social, economic, political, educational, cultural and environmental aspects.

In the 2016-2020 Government Plan, there is a strategy to validate a new curriculum organization model for planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum by competencies and its attitudinal components of values formation and citizenship construction.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Achievements in academic research and knowledge development: Stands out the construction of scenarios for academic research and social appropriation such as the herbal, the Biological Collections Center and the experimental farm. Furthermore, the University has led the restauration of plots of dry forest using them as “Live classroom”, example of the climate change adaptation.

Achievements in the development of research and extension projects environmentally related: Scientific Collections, Beaches characterization and Zoning, productive diagnosis; works in the environmental preservation field of species and Eco touristic projects; aquaculture program for sustainability of the Magdalena department, among others.

Inside the 2016-2020 Government Plan there are strategies for the implementation of The Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship policy together with extension and regionalization processes that strengthen the relationship University – Business – State. Likewise, in the framework of the “Smart University” Policy, progress is made on the Sustainable Campus Project.

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