Universidad CES

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CES University
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Calle 10 A No. 22 - 04
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Jorge Julian Osorio Gomez
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Juan Jaime Arroyave Restrepo
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Head of the International Affairs Office
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Dinah Roll
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Coordinator of International Cooperation
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Tatiana Molina
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Head of the Sustainability Office
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
CES University, based in Medellin, Colombia, is an autonomous, non-denominational, private, non-profit Institution established on July 5th, 1977. Its main goal is to strive for excellence by educating undergraduate and postgraduate professionals in all areas of knowledge, who have the highest human, ethical and scientific qualities. In 2007, it was officially recognized as a University by the Colombian National Ministry of Education through Resolution 1371 of March 22nd. In 2014, it received the High Quality Institutional Accreditation for six years awarded by the Ministry of National Education and the National Accreditation Council (CAN). In 2015, the University signed the Magna Charta Universitatum at the University of Bologna, and that same year, it ranked 12th among the 174 Universities and University Institutions measured by the Higher Education Performance Indicator Model (MIDE) in Colombia. The University was the first Higher Education Institution in Colombia to have its Medical and Dental programs accredited. Currently, it has 5627 students, in 14 undergraduate programs, 36 clinical specializations, 26 non-clinical specializations, 19 Master's degree and 3 Doctorate programs, as well 36 Research groups, 26 of which are recognized by the Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias). Besides the strong presence of the university in the research media of the country, a budget of $2.699.835.078 COP has been invested in order to support research as an essential mission of the institution. The University also contributes to the solution of global and local problems within the framework of the 20/30 Agenda, through its teaching, research and innovation, continuous education and community outreach programs, with its own initiatives and through cooperation with different universities, international organizations and networks in Colombia, the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. These advances have been achieved by following the guidelines of the Founders' Chamber and the Board of Trustees as well as by following the course outlined in the Development Plan, whose permanent challenge is to innovate in education and promote the internationalization of the Institution.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
The University seeks to contribute to the solution of global and local problems based on the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030, through joint actions with public and private Institutions. Our main areas of work include Prevention and Health Promotion, Mental Health, Protection of the Ecosystem, Peace and Community Development, and Innovation, in accordance with our prioritized SDGs which are now part of our Organizational Strategic Development Plan. For us, leading a social transformation goes beyond this task, and our aim is to continuously contribute with solutions to the challenges society faces. Some of our experiences towards this aim are: PROJECT: EL CEDRO - A HEALTHY COMMUNITY Impact: The objective of this project is to contribute to community development through education, clinical intervention and social participation programs, in order to provide a comprehensive preventive general and oral health for the village of El Cedro, a rural underprivileged Community located in Ayapel, Córdoba, Municipality in Northwestern Colombia. Place: El Cedro, Municipio de Ayapel - Córdoba. Beneficiaries: 218 households, 700 children between ages 2-12 and 1036 adults. Año: 2008 – current Partners: CorpoAyapel - Corporación para el Desarrollo Integral de la Ciénaga de Ayapel EMPOWERMENT AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Impact: Strengthen the competences for self-care and health promotion in the general community. Place: Medellín and Envigado. Beneficiaries: 726 people. Year: 2014 - current. Partner: Educational Institutions of Medellín and Envigado. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PROJECTION PROGRAMS Impact: Development of programs to promote health and prevent disease in various communities, for the maintenance of better oral health conditions. Place: Medellín, Envigado, Itagüí and Sabaneta; Colombia. Beneficiaries: 2,500 people Year 2010 – current. Partner: Aula Abierta Foundations, Ximena Rico, Mano Amiga, Luisa Fernanda, Hogar del Niño, Hogar Nazareth, Multis, Positives for life; Secretary of Health Envigado, of Sabaneta Family, Asdesilla, Sabaneta Education; ESE Santa Gertrudis, CAIPD Sabaneta, Center for the elderly Sabaneta, Coomulsap San Antonio de Prado, Colgate, Private children's gardens, Private educational institutions. DENTAL ATTENTION TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN Impact: Provide dental care in the CES Sabaneta Service Center to children between 3 months and 6 years of age with low resources, in a situation of vulnerability. Place: Medellín. Train mothers and teachers in healthy habits, allowing greater impact and sustainability of the process. Beneficiaries: 600 children to 2016. Year: 2013 - current. Partner: The Child Care Foundation EVALUATION OF GENEROUS FOOD INTERVENTIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF MALNUTRITION Impact: Understand the dietary patterns of the population studied. Evaluate the efficacy of food supplementation and nutritional supplementation. Identify the social determinants that condition malnutrition and health. Train undergraduate human talent. Place: Municipality of Lloró, Chocó. Beneficiaries: Pregnant mothers, children under 5 years old (indigenous and Afro population) Year: 2017 - 2018 Partner: Fundación Éxito CENTER OF BIOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS - CBUCES Impact: Promotion and conservation of biological diversity, through the preservation of organisms, parts and biological products; molecular derivatives. Year: 2014 - current. Place: Medellín, Colombia. Beneficiaries: academic and scientific community. STRENGTHENING THE APPROPRIATION OF NATURAL HERITAGE IN THE HIGH OF SAN MIGUEL Impact: Generation of basic knowledge about biodiversity and functional ecology, development of propagation practices of plant species of high importance in conservation, and the identification of designated flora and fauna species. Values Conservation Objective. Place: Alto de San Miguel, Colombia. Beneficiaries: Alto de San Miguel community and the Aburra Valley. Year: 2012 - current Partner: Secretary of the Environment of Medellin. TIGRILLO LANUDO, RESIDENT BETWEEN CITIES Impact: Conservation of biodiversity, especially of threatened species in urban environments and areas of urban expansion. Place: Medellín; other municipalities of the Aburrá Valley and eastern Antioquia. Beneficiaries: Urban and rural inhabitants of the valleys of Aburrá and San Nicolás, Antioquia, who live together with the woolly Tigrillo, feline in Vulnerable threat. Year: 2017 - current. Partner: CES University, Medellín, Colombia and Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation. PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE Impact: Prevention and control of the illegal traffic of wild fauna, knowledge generation in the management and disposition of the recovered wild animals, and the social dynamics that they generate. Place: Antioquia. Beneficiaries: 1,400 animals as of July 2017 Year: 2016-2017 (is it still valid?) Partner: Corantioquia and the metropolitan area of the Aburrá Valley. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOCIAL ENCOURAGEMENT Cuidatuanimo.net Impact: Internet-based psychological intervention to prevent and intervene early depression in adolescents. Location: 10 public schools in the city of Medellín. Beneficiaries: Approximately 500 adolescents from 6th to 10th grade. Year: 2016 - current Partner: CES University - University of Antioquia - MIDAP (Chile) - Psychotherapy Research Center University of Heidelberg. PROMOTION AND PREVENTION OF MENTAL HEALTH Impact: Strengthen the country's capacity to address mental health problems through the ongoing proposal of the National Observatory of Mental Health, with its corresponding technology platform. Place: Colombia. Beneficiaries: People with mental health affected Year: 2011, 2012, 2013 Partner: United Nations Office Against Drug and Crime - UNODC -, Pan American Health Organization, and World Health Organization. ACCOMPANYING YOUNG VICTIMS OF THE ARMED CONFLICT Impact: Accompaniment to young victims of the armed conflict. Creation of the guideline "Building links" as the final product after the training. Place: Medellín, Colombia. Beneficiaries: 374 children and adolescents from different communes. Year: 2017 Partner: Faculty of Psychology, the Mayor's Office of Medellín, the Municipal Unit of Assistance and Reparation for Victims, the Child Unit of the Secretariat of Social Inclusion, Family and Human Rights, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). USE OF WHEELCHAIRS Impact: Training and support in service of basic manual wheelchairs. Place: Medellín, Colombia. Beneficiaries: 15 users. Year: 2016 Partner: Technical and financial support from International Society of Wheelchair Professionals. OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM Impact: Provide students with economic limitations, excellent human qualities and good academic performance, support to initiate or continue their integral process of higher education. Place: CES University. Medellin Colombia. Beneficiaries: 161 food vouchers were delivered and 735 students benefited. Year: 2017 INNOVATIONS CES University is also concerned about the impact that research and innovation have in scientific and cultural development of the region and country. During 2017, five spin offs, two start ups, and three new innovation centers were established from research and innovation processes in the University, which evidence how CES University is involved in this matter. Some of the success stories worth noting which were funded by the University include GeomaCES (a laboratory for personalized medicine and clinical genomics), the Toxicological Assessment Unit, and Hola Dr. (Hello Dr.) a digital smartphone platform for pediatric assistance , with a total investment of $730.202.135 COP. (approximately 261.000 $US dollars). In addition, during 2017, the University obtained three patents and three trademarks. In summary, funding of innovative initiatives, competitive training of students, mastering of foreign languages (mainly English), and international mobility are all part of a strategy that CES University is implementing in order to promote an outstanding academic environment. ACCREDITATIONS In its 41 years of existence, CES University has received various recognitions, among those: - Accreditation as a high quality institutional, granted by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia (MEN), that has place the institution in the 8th position among the universities with master's programs. - Signature of the Magna Carta of Bologna - Golden star awarded by the World Confederation of Businesses – Worldcob in recognition of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). - Signatories of the United Nations Global Compact. - Advanced Signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) - Merco Talent Ranking Colombia 2018: ninth place · Collaborative organization efr Contact information of bodies accrediting our institution: • Global Pact, Colombia: Ms. Daniela Patiño, Network Contact Person. puntofocal@pactoglobal-colombia.org, +57 1 3848220 • PRME. GUSTAVO A. YEPES LÓPEZ - Punto Focal Colombia Capitulo Regional PRME América Latina y el Caribe. Celular 3105637578, gustavo.yepes@uexternado.edu.co • Efr: Esther Adrada Lajo. Gerente. eadrada@masfamilia.org, tel. (+34) 902 106 525, móvil. (+34) 671 58 27 58 • WCOB: Johana Pacheco - Member Services CSR Manager. WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES. Telephone: +1-713-339-9900 Ext:3002 , Fax: +1-713-339-9323, jpacheco@worldcob.org