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  • Mission / Vision

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    The mission of the Research Vice Rectory of Universidad Nacional de Colombia is directing and managing policies, orientations, and strategies for funding, developing, and consolidating research and extension at the UN, through plans, programmes, and projects, with integration, fairness, excellence and quality criteria responding to diverse international trends, national needs and interests, and the academic community from the campuses.


    The Research Vice Rectory is and will be the institutional entity leading to the positioning and consolidation of Universidad Nacional de Colombia as the national leader in research and extension, and as a model in the Latin American region, through the development of institutional capacities in strategic areas which contribute to deal with the national and regional needs and interests, through the reinforcement of the different actors and their organisation methods for the development of research and extension.

  • Duties

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    The general duties of the Research Vice Rectory, as established by Article 6 of Acuerdo 113 of 2013 of the Superior University Council, are.

    1. Formulate research and extension policies for the articulation of the missional duties (teaching, research and extension) in coordination with the Academic Vice Rectory, to be considered by the corresponding collegiate body.
    2. Guide and coordinate the execution of the policies within its responsibilities in the different University levels.
    3. All the other duties assigned to it by the Superior University Council or the Rectory.

    The Research Vice Rectory will have the following dependencies under its wing:

    1. National Direction of Research and Laboratories
    2. National Direction of Extension, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    3. National Direction of Libraries
    4. Editorial Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Structure

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  • Vice Rectors for Research

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    Luz Teresa Gómez
    2019 - present

    Francisco Román
    2018 - 2019

    Carmen Romero
    2016 - 2018

    Dolly Montoya 
    2014 - 2016

    Alexánder Gómez
    2012 - 2014

    Rafael Molina
    2008 - 2012

    Óscar Mesa
    2007 - 2008

    Horacio Torres
    2006 - 2007

    Natalia Ruiz
    2005 - 2006