The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a private higher education institution founded in 1623. It is one of the older and most traditional Colombian universities, directed by the Society of Jesus, with its main facilities in Bogotá and a sectional division in Cali. It is one of the 28 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, and one of the 114 the world over.
The Javeriana University in Bogotá has 18 Schools comprising 61 departments and 181 academic programs catering to different areas of knowledge, giving the university its multidisciplinary nature. It has 45 buildings in 44,5 acres , and is located in a strategic easily accessible part of the city.
The Javeriana University in the near future will mainly promote research and curricula-centered integral education; it will strengthen its interdisciplinary university nature, and it will reinforce its presence in the country contributing to the solution of its major problems.