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Who we are
Our mission at Universidad de Antioquia’s Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is to contribute to the development of the agricultural sector in Colombia. Learn more about us with the information below.
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We offer a comprehensive education, through which our students develop the ability to face different scientific and technological advances in the agricultural sector with a critical disposition. We also offer them the possibility to continue their education through our graduate programs, which enhance their professional practice and allow them to develop research skills.
Undergraduate Programs:

Veterinary Medicine

Animal Science

Agrarian Engineering

Technological Program in Agricultural Supplies Management
Graduate Programs:

Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate in Animal Science

Masters in Agribusiness

Masters in Veterinary Medicine

Masters in Animal Science

Professional Specialization in Coffee

Specialization in Quality and Food Safety Management
We have implemented different plans and activities that have resulted in a greater recognition of the Faculty abroad, as well as in an increase in two-way student and faculty mobility, in the development of joint graduate programs and in international scientific cooperation.

Student exchange agreements with academic institutions abroad improve student mobility, allowing them to register for classes, complete practicum courses or research internships, and conduct joint research projects.

Both the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and its research groups are members of different international knowledge networks, such as the Global Infectious Disease Research Network -GIDRN- and the Latin American Dairy Laboratory Network – REDLAT.

Scholarships to study in Colombia
International students who wish to pursue a graduate program at Universidad de Antioquia’s Faculty of Agricultural Sciences may apply to one of the following scholarships offered by ICETEX:
Research Groups
The following are our Faculty’s research groups and the areas in which they work:

Physiology and biotechnology in animal breeding and lactation; competitiveness and agribusiness; animal breeding and disease; public policy regulating milk and meat production.

Companion animals; veterinary epidemiology and public health; bovine medicine; equine medicine and surgery research line (LIMCE); emerging and re-emerging zoonoses.
CIBAV (Centro de Investigaciones Básicas y Aplicadas en Veterinaria) [Center for Basic and Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine]

Veterinary anatomy; veterinary pharmacology and toxicology; veterinary molecular biology; veterinary parasitology.
GaMMA (Genética, Mejoramiento y Modelación Animal) [Animal genetics, breeding and modeling]

Breeding; biomodeling; genetics; animal production; phenotypic plasticity; innovation for rural development.
GISAS (Grupo de Investigación en Sistemas Agroambientales Sostenibles) [Sustainable Agro-environmental Systems Research Group]

Integrated management of agro-ecosystems; agrarian systems and sustainability; ecotoxycology and pollution; soil bioremediation; biological wastewater treatment; rational use of alternative energy.
GRICA (Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias Agrarias) [Agricultural Science Research Group]

Ruminant nutrition; sustainable animal production systems; agroindustrial systems; soils and forage species; monogastric nutrition; aquaculture.
OHVRI (One Health and Veterinary Innovative Research and Development)

Veterinary andrology; reproductive biotechnology; veterinary surgery; post-partum uterine disease; translational medicine; breeding problems in mares; theriogenology.
QUIRÓN (Pathobiology)

Biomusicology; pathobiology and health; college instruction; environmental pathology; experimental pathology; swine pathology.

Veterinary diagnosis; science popularization; veterinary eco-epidemiology; gender and agricultural science.
Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias

RCCP is an Open-Access scientific journal funded and edited by Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia). The journal publishes on a quarterly basis basic and applied manuscripts (original research papers, short communications, clinical cases, and review articles) from around the world in all areas of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed (double blind). The journal adheres to guidelines from COPE, ICMJE, WAME, DOAJ and OASPA.

Biogénesis Publishing

The Biogénesis Publishing Fund, created in 1999 in the Faculty of Medicine, has been attached to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences since 2009. It has had a major academic impact, as a result of its publishing not only internationally recognized college textbooks, but also texts in other genres that have contributed to the literature produced in the country and to Universidad de Antioquia’s visibility. All of Biogénesis’s publications are available for free download.

Starting in 1990, educational institutions and governmental agencies coordinate the Livestock Science Research Summit -ENCIP (Encuentro de Investigadores de las Ciencias Pecuarias)-. This event promotes reflection on the current situation of the agricultural and livestock sectors both in Colombia and abroad, as well as on how academia can contribute to building a better country.

It is a biennial event that gathers together national and international researchers, in order for them to present their work, as a conference or a poster, in different areas such as:
  • Agribusiness and food safety
  • Well-being and etiology
  • Breeding and biotechnology
  • Clinical practice and surgery
  • Economy and management
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Rural extension and technology transfer
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Physiology and pathology
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Environment and climate change
  • Microbiology, immunology and parasitology
  • Food and nutrition
  • Curriculum and education
  • Soils, pastures, and silvopasture systems.
Between October 23rd and 25th, the 2019 installment of ENCIP took place, with the main theme being “Livestock sciences and the challenges of the 21st century: production, health, and environment”.

University Extension
Continuing education
As part of our continuing education and non-formal learning programs, we seek to bring up to date, complement, and further develop our audience’s knowledge, both in academic and work-related areas. We offer courses, certificates, seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia, among others, related to different areas within the agricultural sector, contributing to social needs and demands.

Aseagrarias, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Association, promotes efforts to encourage our alumni’s participation in social issues. It strives for optimal standards of professional performance through cultural, academic, and social personal development, responding to existing social and economic needs both at the University and in the country.
Our facilities
Our facilities contribute to the development of our teaching, research, and extension activities, benefiting both our university community and society at large.
Our Faculty’s farms are located in different regions in the Department of Antioquia. Different production systems are at work, allowing for the development of research projects, undergraduate and graduate practicums, and extension programs.
La Montaña Center of Academic Practices and Agrarian Development
Located in the municipality of San Pedro de los Milagros. Productive activities include:
•Specialized dairy cattle farming
•Poultry farming for commercial egg production
•Full-cycle pig farming
•Balanced-food plant
Vegas de la Clara Hacienda
Located in the municipality of Gómez Plata. Productive activities include:
•Water buffalo farming
Colombian Black-ear White (Blanco Orejinegro-BON) cattle farming
•Sheep farming
La Candelaria Hacienda
Located in the municipality of Caucasia, a Brahman cattle farming system is currently in place.
Diagnosis Unit
Through our diagnosis unit, we offer extension services, conducting diagnostic tests in the areas of veterinary public health, animal health, and animal production. We also promote research and support university education in order to contribute to the social and economic development of the agricultural sector.

We offer laboratory services in the areas of bioanalysis, molecular biology, milk quality and safety, immunodiagnostics, microbiology, animal nutrition, special parasitology, animal pathology, and veterinary anatomy.
Small animal veterinary hospital 
In our small animal veterinary hospital, cats and dogs receive veterinary healthcare, including routine consultation, vaccination, specialist services (cardiology, dermatology, neurology, orthopedic, ophthalmology, oncology, nephro-urology, anesthesiology), imaging services (radiology, ultrasound), ethology, dentistry, surgery (soft tissue surgery, eye surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery), physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management, inpatient care, clinical laboratory and pharmacy. In addition, exotic wildlife as well as endemic wild animals affected by building construction projects received veterinary care.
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