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At the Faculty of Human Sciences, we consolidate in the offering of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs, carry out relevant research, which achieves social appropriation of knowledge and we carry out outreach activities that contribute to the resolution of social problems. Members of our academic community have led high-impact projects. We think of the student as a citizen of the world and that is why, with the Institute of Languages, we offer possibilities to learn English, Portuguese, French and Italian. Through social practice, we forge transformation processes through the involvement of students in programs and projects in various fields of professional performance.

It is presented to the general public and the educational community the Dean of the School of Human Sciences, Ana Cecilia Ojeda Avellanada. The photo was taken in the foreground, white background and the Dean is located in the center.

Ana Cecilia

Ojeda Avellaneda

Faculty Dean

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Ojeda Avellaneda

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ABOUT THE

Faculty

The Faculty of Human Sciences is made up of eight schools: Arts-music, Law and Political Science, Economics and Administration, Education, Philosophy, History, Languages and Social Work; in addition, the Department of Physical Education and Sports and the Institute of Languages. This makes it the largest Faculty of the University in terms of the academic units that compose it. These units offer 9 undergraduate programs: Law, Economics, Philosophy, History and Archival, Bachelor of Primary Basic Education, Bachelor of Literature and Spanish Language, Bachelor of Foreign Languages with emphasis in English, Bachelor of Music and Social Work.

In terms of postgraduate studies, it is important to highlight that the growth in the offer in this regard during the last 10 years has been significant, since in 2008, the Faculty had 5 Master's programs, while in 2018 10 programs of this type are offered: Master in Human Rights, Master in Language Didactics, Master in Economics and Development, Master in Philosophy, Master in Management and Public Policy, Master in History, Master in Social Intervention, Master in Methods and Techniques of Social Research, Master in Pedagogy and Master in Semiotics.

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An aspect of great importance for the Faculty is the recent creation of PhD programs. To date, there are three programs with current qualified registration, the Doctorate in History, created in 2014, the Doctorate in Philosophy, created in 2016, and the Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences, created in 2021.

For the second semester of 2021, the Faculty has 3,688 students (3,465 from undergraduate programs and 223 students from graduate programs).

To attend to the teaching, research and extension activities that result from the offer of these programs, the Faculty has a staff of high quality professors. In total, it is supported by 99 full-time teachers.

The professors of the Faculty have formed 19 research groups recognized by the Universidad Industrial de Santander. The PSORHE group, classified in category A1 by Minciencias; the groups Politeia, and Sacred and Profane classified in category A. In category B are classified 5 groups: HARED; GIDROT; G-PAD; ATHENA; EMAR; and, additionally, 3 groups are classified in category C: GIHENC; GLOTTA; and Cuynaco.  The research groups have led high-impact projects at the local, regional and national levels. In addition, it is considered important to highlight the effort of the groups to consolidate training for research with the creation and institutional recognition of 38 research seedbeds in the Faculty of Human Sciences.

In terms of social projection, members of the academic community of the Faculty of Human Sciences have led high-impact projects. An example of this is the creation of the Oral Archive of Memory of the Victims, led by Professor Ivonne Suárez Pinzón, from the School of History; and the participation of Professor Alexandra Cortés, from the School of Economics and Administration and Professor Gonzalo Ordóñez, from the School of Education, in the Bucaramanga Metropolitana Cómo Vamos program, led by the Bucaramanga Chamber of Commerce.

As activities of social projection that are carried out from the Faculty, the existence of teaching practice, social practice, the Legal Office and Conciliation Center, music extension courses and the Pedagogical Accreditation program are highlighted. In the case of teaching practice, there are 21 agreements for the realization of internships for all undergraduate students of the University, established only with educational institutions of the public sector. Social practice, on the other hand, aims to forge processes of social transformation through the involvement of students in programs and projects in various fields of professional performance; each semester an average of 70 students contribute to this initiative. Additionally, the Legal Office and Conciliation Center is attached to the School of Law and Political Science and is part of the missionary process of institutional extension. In 2017, the Office served a total of 5,478 users. On the other hand, there are music extension courses, which are offered to the regional community, and formed in the second semester of 2017, a total of 189 students. Finally, there is the Pedagogical Accreditation program for non-licensed professionals, attached to the School of Education and which has, in the first semester of 2018, 49 students.

It is very important to highlight the work of the Department of Physical Culture and Sports, which serves undergraduate students with the subject Physical Culture and Sport, sports selections, sports contexts,

the Sports Olympics and the Interroscas Tournament; the total number of UIS students attended during the first semester of 2018 is 4,972. In terms of social projection, the organization of the Athletic Race of the University stands out, which had 3,800 participants in its XXVII version carried out in 2017, as well as the administration of the UIS Gymnasium and the sports scenarios.

For its part, the Institute of Languages offers as its main service formal education courses (curricular program) and non-formal (extension program) in different languages: English, Portuguese, French and Italian. The Institute of Languages attended, during the second semester of 2017, a total of 3,162 students of the University in the curricular programs. Additionally, in 2017, the Institute served 4,317 students in extension programs.

It is important to highlight the regionalization work that has been carried out by the Faculty. As a high-impact project is the offer of the Master's Degree in Pedagogy at the headquarters of Barrancabermeja and Socorro, while the Specialization in Public Management is offered at the UIS Socorro headquarters.

Based on the strengths described and the challenges posed by society, the Faculty of Human Sciences plans to consolidate itself in the offer of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs, carry out relevant research, which achieves social appropriation of knowledge and execute extension activities that allow it to contribute to the resolution of social problems. Given the projection of the Faculty, the permanent improvement of its infrastructure has been proposed, in the medium and long term.

FACULTY

History

The Faculty of Human Sciences is created by Means of Agreement of the Superior Council No. 017 of 1980, by which equivalences are established for the purposes of the conformation of the governing bodies of the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Previously, it was called the Division of Human Sciences.

Attached units:

  • Department of Arts and Letters
    Department of Social Sciences
    Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences
    Department of University Extension
    Higher Institute of History of Colombia

The Faculty of Human Sciences is restructured by Superior Council Agreement No. 002 of 1981, changing its name to the Faculty of Human Sciences and Education.

Attached units:

  • Department of Education.
    Department of Social Sciences.
    Department of Letters.
    Department of Arts.
    Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences.
    Department of Physical Culture and Sports.

The name of the Faculty is modified by Superior Council Agreement No. 063 of 1991, to Faculty of Human Sciences again.

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Deans Faculty of Human Sciences 1980 - 2022

Name

Date

Administrative act

Libardo León Guarín

1980 – 1984

Agreement from Consejo Superior No 066 de 1980

Reynaldo Suarez Díaz

1984 – 1986

Agreement from Consejo Superior No 095 de 1984

Ernesto Rueda Suárez

1986 – 1992

Agreement from Consejo Superior No 150 de 1986

Emilia Magdalena Acevedo de Romero

1992 – 1996

Agreement from Consejo Superior No 123 de 1992

Serafín Martínez González

1996 - 1998

Resolution No 0974 de 1996

Armando Martínez Garnica

1998 – 2000

Resolution No 0695 de 1998

Ana Cecilia Ojeda Avellaneda

2000 – 2003

Resolution No 810 de 2000

Orlando Pardo Martínez

2003 - 2005

Resolution No 177 de 2003

Gonzalo Alberto Patiño Benavides

2005 – 2008

Resolution No 1065 de 2005

José Horacio Rosales Cueva

2008 - 2013

Resolution No 1836 de 2008

Álvaro Acevedo Tarazona

2013 – 2014

Resolution No 675 de 2013

Jorge Francisco Maldonado Serrano

2014 – 2016

Resolution No 493 de 2014

Pedro Antonio García Obando

2016 - 2018

Resolution No 790 de 2016

Ana Cecilia Ojeda Avellaneda

2018 - 2022

Resolution No 479 de 2018

MISSION AND

Vision

Mission

The Purpose of the Faculty of Human Sciences is to educate researchers in the field of social disciplines to respond, from scientific research programs and vocational training plans, to the need to solve the problems of the Society.

Through the innovation of educational practices and contribution to the ethical, political and aesthetic formation of the university community, critical reflection, the scientific status of the social sciences and the collective sense of interdisciplinary work, fundament the existence of their programs from a humanistic perspective.

Vision

In 2030, the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Universidad Industrial de Santander will be an academic research unit for high-level vocational training and pluralistic social development of the community at the regional, national and international levels.

The relevance of its undergraduate and postgraduate programs will be characterized by high academic and scientific quality to meet the demands of the social, political and economic changes of the environment.

ABOUT THE

Faculty

The Faculty of Human Sciences is made up of eight schools: Arts-music, Law and Political Science, Economics and Administration, Education, Philosophy, History, Languages and Social Work; in addition, the Department of Physical Education and Sports and the Institute of Languages. This makes it the largest Faculty of the University in terms of the academic units that compose it. These units offer 9 undergraduate programs: Law, Economics, Philosophy, History and Archival, Bachelor of Primary Basic Education, Bachelor of Literature and Spanish Language, Bachelor of Foreign Languages with emphasis in English, Bachelor of Music and Social Work.

In terms of postgraduate studies, it is important to highlight that the growth in the offer in this regard during the last 10 years has been significant, since in 2008, the Faculty had 5 Master’s programs, while in 2018 10 programs of this type are offered: Master in Human Rights, Master in Language Didactics, Master in Economics and Development, Master in Philosophy, Master in Management and Public Policy, Master in History, Master in Social Intervention, Master in Methods and Techniques of Social Research, Master in Pedagogy and Master in Semiotics.

Read more

An aspect of great importance for the Faculty is the recent creation of PhD programs. To date, there are three programs with current qualified registration, the Doctorate in History, created in 2014, the Doctorate in Philosophy, created in 2016, and the Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences, created in 2021.

For the second semester of 2021, the Faculty has 3,688 students (3,465 from undergraduate programs and 223 students from graduate programs).

To attend to the teaching, research and extension activities that result from the offer of these programs, the Faculty has a staff of high quality professors. In total, it is supported by 99 full-time teachers.

The professors of the Faculty have formed 19 research groups recognized by the Universidad Industrial de Santander. The PSORHE group, classified in category A1 by Minciencias; the groups Politeia, and Sacred and Profane classified in category A. In category B are classified 5 groups: HARED; GIDROT; G-PAD; ATHENA; EMAR; and, additionally, 3 groups are classified in category C: GIHENC; GLOTTA; and Cuynaco.  The research groups have led high-impact projects at the local, regional and national levels. In addition, it is considered important to highlight the effort of the groups to consolidate training for research with the creation and institutional recognition of 38 research seedbeds in the Faculty of Human Sciences.

In terms of social projection, members of the academic community of the Faculty of Human Sciences have led high-impact projects. An example of this is the creation of the Oral Archive of Memory of the Victims, led by Professor Ivonne Suárez Pinzón, from the School of History; and the participation of Professor Alexandra Cortés, from the School of Economics and Administration and Professor Gonzalo Ordóñez, from the School of Education, in the Bucaramanga Metropolitana Cómo Vamos program, led by the Bucaramanga Chamber of Commerce.

As activities of social projection that are carried out from the Faculty, the existence of teaching practice, social practice, the Legal Office and Conciliation Center, music extension courses and the Pedagogical Accreditation program are highlighted. In the case of teaching practice, there are 21 agreements for the realization of internships for all undergraduate students of the University, established only with educational institutions of the public sector. Social practice, on the other hand, aims to forge processes of social transformation through the involvement of students in programs and projects in various fields of professional performance; each semester an average of 70 students contribute to this initiative. Additionally, the Legal Office and Conciliation Center is attached to the School of Law and Political Science and is part of the missionary process of institutional extension. In 2017, the Office served a total of 5,478 users. On the other hand, there are music extension courses, which are offered to the regional community, and formed in the second semester of 2017, a total of 189 students. Finally, there is the Pedagogical Accreditation program for non-licensed professionals, attached to the School of Education and which has, in the first semester of 2018, 49 students.

It is very important to highlight the work of the Department of Physical Culture and Sports, which serves undergraduate students with the subject Physical Culture and Sport, sports selections, sports contexts,

the Sports Olympics and the Interroscas Tournament; the total number of UIS students attended during the first semester of 2018 is 4,972. In terms of social projection, the organization of the Athletic Race of the University stands out, which had 3,800 participants in its XXVII version carried out in 2017, as well as the administration of the UIS Gymnasium and the sports scenarios.

For its part, the Institute of Languages offers as its main service formal education courses (curricular program) and non-formal (extension program) in different languages: English, Portuguese, French and Italian. The Institute of Languages attended, during the second semester of 2017, a total of 3,162 students of the University in the curricular programs. Additionally, in 2017, the Institute served 4,317 students in extension programs.

It is important to highlight the regionalization work that has been carried out by the Faculty. As a high-impact project is the offer of the Master’s Degree in Pedagogy at the headquarters of Barrancabermeja and Socorro, while the Specialization in Public Management is offered at the UIS Socorro headquarters.

Based on the strengths described and the challenges posed by society, the Faculty of Human Sciences plans to consolidate itself in the offer of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs, carry out relevant research, which achieves social appropriation of knowledge and execute extension activities that allow it to contribute to the resolution of social problems. Given the projection of the Faculty, the permanent improvement of its infrastructure has been proposed, in the medium and long term.

FACULTY

History

The Faculty of Human Sciences is created by Means of Agreement of the Superior Council No. 017 of 1980, by which equivalences are established for the purposes of the conformation of the governing bodies of the Universidad Industrial de Santander. Previously, it was called the Division of Human Sciences.

Attached units:
  • Department of Arts and Letters Department of Social Sciences Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences Department of University Extension Higher Institute of History of Colombia
The Faculty of Human Sciences is restructured by Superior Council Agreement No. 002 of 1981, changing its name to the Faculty of Human Sciences and Education. Attached units:
  • Department of Education. Department of Social Sciences. Department of Letters. Department of Arts. Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences. Department of Physical Culture and Sports.

The name of the Faculty is modified by Superior Council Agreement No. 063 of 1991, to Faculty of Human Sciences again.


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Deans Faculty of Human Sciences 1980 – 2022
Name Date Administrative act
Libardo León Guarín 1980 – 1984 Agreement from Consejo Superior No 066 de 1980
Reynaldo Suarez Díaz 1984 – 1986 Agreement from Consejo Superior No 095 de 1984
Ernesto Rueda Suárez 1986 – 1992 Agreement from Consejo Superior No 150 de 1986
Emilia Magdalena Acevedo de Romero 1992 – 1996 Agreement from Consejo Superior No 123 de 1992
Serafín Martínez González 1996 – 1998 Resolution No 0974 de 1996
Armando Martínez Garnica 1998 – 2000 Resolution No 0695 de 1998
Ana Cecilia Ojeda Avellaneda 2000 – 2003 Resolution No 810 de 2000
Orlando Pardo Martínez 2003 – 2005 Resolution No 177 de 2003
Gonzalo Alberto Patiño Benavides 2005 – 2008 Resolution No 1065 de 2005
José Horacio Rosales Cueva 2008 – 2013 Resolution No 1836 de 2008
Álvaro Acevedo Tarazona 2013 – 2014 Resolution No 675 de 2013
Jorge Francisco Maldonado Serrano 2014 – 2016 Resolution No 493 de 2014
Pedro Antonio García Obando 2016 – 2018 Resolution No 790 de 2016
Ana Cecilia Ojeda Avellaneda 2018 – 2022 Resolution No 479 de 2018

MISSION AND

Vission

Mission

The Purpose of the Faculty of Human Sciences is to educate researchers in the field of social disciplines to respond, from scientific research programs and vocational training plans, to the need to solve the problems of the Society.

Through the innovation of educational practices and contribution to the ethical, political and aesthetic formation of the university community, critical reflection, the scientific status of the social sciences and the collective sense of interdisciplinary work, fundament the existence of their programs from a humanistic perspective.

Vision

In 2030, the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Universidad Industrial de Santander will be an academic research unit for high-level vocational training and pluralistic social development of the community at the regional, national and international levels.

The relevance of its undergraduate and postgraduate programs will be characterized by high academic and scientific quality to meet the demands of the social, political and economic changes of the environment.

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OUR SCHOOL

School of Arts


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music | 10 semesters

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School of Law and Political Science


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Law | 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master’s Degree in Human Rights| Deepening | 4 semesters

OUR SCHOOL

School of Economics and Administration


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Economy| 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master’s Degree in Economics and Development| Investigation | 4 semesters

Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management| Investigation | 4 semesters

OUR SCHOOL

School of Education


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Primary Basic Education| 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master’s Degree in Pedagogy | Investigation | 4 semesters

OUR SCHOOL

School of Philosophy


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Philosophy | 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of Philosophy| Deepening | 4 semesters

Doctorate in Philosophy | 8 semesters

OUR SCHOOL

School of History


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

History and Archivist| 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of History| Investigation | 4 semesters

Master’s Degree in Social Research Methods and Techniques | Investigation | 4 semesters

Doctorate in History| 8 semesters

OUR SCHOOL

Language School


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Literature and Spanish Language | 10 semesters

Foreign Languages with an emphasis on English | 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master’s Degree in Semiotics | Investigation | 4 semesters

Master’s Degree in Language Didactics| Deepening | 4 semesters

OUR SCHOOL

School of Social Work


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Social Work| 10 semesters


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master’s Degree in Social Intervention | Investigation | 4 semesters

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Faculty of Human Sciences

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2232

Direct: +57 (607) 6328838

Mail:

deccihu@uis.edu.co

UIS Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

Faculty of Human Sciences

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2232

Direct: +57 (607) 6328838

Mail:

deccihu@uis.edu.co

UIS Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

Faculty of Human Sciences

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2232

Direct: +57 (607) 6328838

Mail:

deccihu@uis.edu.co

UIS Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.