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Faculty of Agro-industrial Sciences

Faculty of Agro-industrial Sciences, Agro-Industry block, building Y. Phone number: 57-6-7359300 ext. 395 – 391.

Business Hours: From Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 12:00pm and 12:00 to 6:00pm.



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There is a research committee within the structure of the missionary axis of this research department.This committee takes it upon itself to define and authorize any research projects proposed by the professorate and the research groups affiliated to the faculty, all through research lines approved by the vice-chancellor of investigations’ office.

These research lines are as follows:

·         Agro-industrial applications for bio-diversity.

·         Micro-propagation of agro-industrially relevant fruits through In-Vitro growing techniques.

·         Leguminous plants and fodder from tropical areas.

·         Pesticides on potentially exportable tropical fruits.

·         Agro-industrial post-harvest process for potentially exportable tropical fruits.

·         Non-conventional technologies applied to the agrarian industry.

The Faculty of Agro-Industrial Sciences features 3 research groups which have been registered in the vice-chancellor of investigations’ office and in the COLCIENCIAS institute:

·         Food Technology and Science (CYTA)

·         Agro-Industrial Sciences Research Group (GICA)

·         Agricultural and Livestock Sciences Research Group (GICAP)

These groups take students from the faculty majors in accordance with the Research Department Rules and Regulations document.

The faculty currently subscribes to the policies of the “seedbed” research programs and, through its open calls for volunteers (which are issued by the vice-chancellor of investigations’ office), it will generate a student participation space within it.

The “seedbed” research programs are developed through the following phases:

·         Phase I, in which research’s principles and basic concepts are integrated in each subject.

·         Phase II, in which a specific-line research project with interdisciplinary connection possibilities is consolidated.

·         Phase III, in which the research project is carried out.  


On October 1st, 1999, professors GERMÁN ANTONIO GIRALDO GIRALDO, ROCÍO STELLA SUÁREZ ROMÁN and DIEGO ARIAS GÓMEZ presented the Faculty of Agro-Industrial Sciences creation project to the Academic Council, in response to the Research, Science and Technology promoting Policy of the PDI, with Academic Modernization as its axis, 1999 – 2004.
The Superior Council issued Agreement n° 0008 on March 3rd, 2000; through which the Faculty of Agro-Industrial Sciences was created. The following majors, academic units and support centers are affiliated to the faculty:
Agriculture and Livestock Management
Agricultural and Livestock Technologies
Agro-Industrial Technologies
Vegetable Products Chemistry Technologies
Agro-Industrial Marketing
Post-Harvest Specialization
Biotechnology Laboratory
Chemical Soils Analysis Laboratory
Post-Harvest Research Laboratory
Foods Pilot Plant
Vegetable Tissue Cultivation Laboratory
BengalaAgro-Industrial Farm
La Aldana Farm
Majors, academic units and related support centers depend on the faculties they are affiliated to, both academically and administratively. 
The faculty officially opened for business on September 1st, 2000. 
To educate professionals for the agro-industrial economic sector through a flexible syllabus. These professionals are also competent and possess a high degree of environmental and social responsibility. They also use knowledge about agro-industrial sciences and technologies with an aim to rise the competitiveness of agro-industrial production lines, to develop sustainable technologies and to improve business performance by way of designing and/or carrying out processes to both satisfy and exceed the expectations of the regional, national and international agrarian industries, all within institutions and organisms related to food security and rural development. 
For the year 2015, the Faculty of Agro-Industrial Sciences, in terms of self-sustainable development, will be recognized throughout the Coffee Axis eco-region for: One, leading interdisciplinary, multi-profession and multi-institutional projects that contribute to food security and to fostering rural development; and two, for developing innovative products and processes for the agrarian food and non-food industry that have an impact on micro, medium and small businesses in both a national and a regional context.