CES is a private, autonomous, non-denominational, and non-profit university that forms graduate and post-graduate professionals with the highest human, ethical and scientific qualities in different areas of knowledge along with a special emphasis in health related programs.
Since it was founded on July 5, 1977, CES has permanently strived to innovate in the formation of the human resource advance in the internationalization of the Institution and develop a virtual educational proposal with the objective of achieving national and international recognition of its graduate’s professional practice.
CES is highly recognized by the social and academic community. This fact is reflected by its institutional accreditation of high quality, by the National Ministry of Education in 2014, becoming the first university in Colombia to have its programs accredited.
As part of its academic endeavors, CES has developed a great variety of postgraduate programs that meet the expectations of our alumni and the need for specialized resources in different fields.
On March 22, 2007, CES received resolution 1371 from the Ministry of Education which acknowledges it as a University. The change from university institution to University was the result of the desire and the decision of the academic community, reflected in the 2000-2010 development plan.
Achieving this recognition meant a breakthrough in all areas of the institution, following the guidelines of the Board of Founders, the Superior Council and the road map established by the Development Plan, always focusing on three basic functions: Research, Teaching and Extension.