The Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) was Founded in 1948, in Bucaramanga, Santander.
It has around 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the highest level in most of the areas of knowledge (Physic-chemical and Physic-mechanical engineering, Basic Sciences, Human Sciences, Health, and Life Sciences). UIS offers a total of 44 Bachelor and 113 postgraduate degrees, including 50 Masters and 10 Ph.D. programs, among its five faculties.UIS is divided into four campuses in Bucaramanga and four additional campuses in mid-sized cities of the region (Barrancabermeja, Barbosa, Socorro, and Malaga).
Is one of the best universities in the country, recognized by Times Higher Education (THE) as the third best in Colombia. In the Latin America Ranking of 2018 UIS was classified in the 51-60th group and in the World University Ranking of 2019 was in the 801-1000th best universities. According to the QS ranking, the UIS is the 3rd best Public University in Colombia and 73rd in Latin America.
The UIS has The Technological Park of Guatiguará (PTG) which is today the most advanced urban, technological and business project within the policy of technological parks established by the national government; There are 14 research centers and specialized laboratories working with the national productive sector and the first two technology-based companies.