What is the

Participate Menu?

This section presents information related to the spaces, mechanisms and actions that the Universidad Industrial de Santander implements in compliance with the guidelines for citizen participation that apply to it, according to its nature as an autonomous university entity; in order to strengthen the involvement of citizens and stakeholders, in terms of diagnosis, formulation, implementation, evaluation and monitoring associated with institutional management.

The University has developed the Citizen Participation guide as a support tool for the deployment of the stakeholder engagement and outreach strategy, including aspects such as:

  • Calls: for the participation of citizens and value groups in the spaces, instances or actions offered by the Institution..
  • Registration: means of citizen registration to participation processes, instances or actions offered by the University.
  • Deliberation: deliberative interaction channel for citizen participation.
  • Chronograms of the annual citizen participation strategy.



Planning and




Collaboration and


Rendering of




Needs analysis and

Problem Identification

Participation in the analysis and identification of needs is part of one of the stages of institutional planning, where, through the involvement of stakeholders in the information gathering and analysis stage, it is possible to identify those aspects that have an impact on the different stakeholders of the University.

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As a fundamental component for the development of activities, the University carried out a diagnosis and identification of the stakeholders that are directly or indirectly affected by the development of institutional activities.

The following criteria were used to identify and classify stakeholders:

  • By responsibility: people with whom it has or will have legal, financial and operational responsibilities, i.e. Contracts, collaborations, among others.
  • By influence: people or organizations that have or will have the possibility of influencing (informally or with formal power) the organization’s ability to achieve its goals.
  • By proximity: people or organizations with which the organization interacts.
  • By dependency: these are the people who are most dependent on the institution, such as, for example, staff and their families, beneficiaries, supplier companies, among others.
  • By representation: people who, through regulatory or cultural/traditional structures, represent other people, i.e. union representatives, neighborhood associations, among others.

The University in a collaborative and meticulous work built the Stakeholder Matrix, which includes, among other aspects, the monitoring of expectations according to particular criteria.

If any concerns or suggestions should arise, they can be made through:

Share and participate in the identification of stakeholder needs is carried out through different scenarios, such as the formulation of the Anti-Corruption and Citizen Service Plan for each year, where the document is submitted for consideration by the public, and the results of the monitoring of stakeholder expectations are published in the section on transparency and access to public information, in section 10.2.1 Management review.

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Planning and Budgeting

The institutional planning process seeks, through the conception, formalization and execution of plans, programs and projects, to achieve the objectives proposed for the development of the University and the fulfillment of its mission functions.

The Institutional Project and the Institutional Development Plan were elaborated through a participatory exercise of collective construction among the members of the university community and the different groups of interest for the Institution (students, alumni, productive sector, professors, administrators, among others).

For its part, the formulation of the management program is a participatory process in which all academic and administrative units participate, while the General Budget is built under the principle of deconcentration, whereby the authorizing officers of the different academic and administrative units participate in the planning, preparation, financing, execution, administration and control of the university’s general budget.

However, it should be noted that the participatory budget as provided in Articles 89, 90 and 91 of Law 1757 of 2015 does not apply to the Institution as it is an autonomous entity.

The University’s annual planning considers as guiding documents the Institutional Project, the Institutional Development Plan and the Improvement Plan resulting from the Institutional Accreditation, which are materialized in the Institutional Management Program, the General Budget, the independent chapters and the Annual Operational Investment Program.

  • Contact:
    Annual Management Program:
    • Ext. 2020
    • planges@uis.edu.co
    • Ext. 2115,
    • planest1@uis.edu.co
  • General Budget Programming:
    • Ext 2270
    • planadm@uis.edu.co;
    • Ext. 1391
    • planpres@uis.edu.co,
  • Bank of Investment Programs and Projects UIS:
    • Ext. 2632
    • bancoproy@uis.edu.co


  • Superior Council Agreement 032 of 2002. By which the Regulations of the institutional investment in the Universidad Industrial de Santander are approved.
  • Agreement of the Superior Council 026 of 2018. By which the Institutional Project is approved.
  • Superior Council Agreement 047 of 2019. Whereby the Institutional Development Plan 2019-2030 is approved.



Citizen consultation is a participation mechanism that seeks to know the opinions, suggestions or proposals, comments and contributions of users, citizens and interest groups with respect to projects, regulations, policies, programs or procedures carried out by the University.

The following regulations do not apply to the University, since they must be adopted by the executive branch of the national order: Decree 1273 of 2020; Resolution 371 of 2020.

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Note: The strategy for streamlining procedures can be found in component 2 of the PAAC for each term.

If any concerns or suggestions should arise, they can be made through:

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UIS promotes research, innovation and knowledge management contribute to the achievement of high levels of development achieved with equity, responsibility and social justice. Research and innovation are processes through which knowledge, as a public good, is offered to members of the university community and society, to strengthen capacities that enable comprehensive training and extension processes of university action to national and international scenarios (Institutional Development Plan 2019-2030).

In the spaces provided for participation in the generation of ideas defined in the UIS Citizen Participation Guide, the following aspects are considered:

  • Space for consultation on initiatives or issues.
  • Ccalls: for the participation of citizens and value groups.
  • Dissemination of information that may include current challenges and initiatives.
  • Publication of the selected proposals and the criteria for their selection according to the theme worked on.
  • Disclosure of the work plan to implement the designed solution.
  • Publication of information on developments or prototypes (research and extension).



Social control is the right and duty of citizens to participate individually or through their organizations, social networks and institutions, in the monitoring of public management and its results. The purpose of social control is the monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the management developed by public authorities and individuals exercising public functions.
Law 1757 of 2015. “Whereby provisions are issued regarding the promotion and protection of the right to democratic participation”.

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