Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia – UNAD

General information



Business partnership

Partnership with Finnish company



Interested in this company

Axel Sointu

Manager, Partnerships

B2B Matchmaking, Consortium projects

+358 (0)40 596 9877

Other company information

Certifications/quality standards

Certificated by the Colombian Ministry of Education.

Year of registeration


Number of employees

over 250

Annual turnover

10-50 million €

Annual balance sheet total

10-43 million €

Already engaged in international business


Percentage of international business

0 to 9 %


Cooperation proposal

UNAD is looking for partners in Finland who can provide transfer of technology and know–how in educational purposes such as: degree programmes, master degree programmes, research projects. Their focus would be the usage of technological platforms for educational purposes aimed for double degree programmes, connecting UNAD with foreign teachers online. Additionally, they are looking for partners and educational institutions in Finland to create international cooperation agreements and mobility programmes.


Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia – UNAD is the largest university in Colombia, with more than 37 offices distributed in 90% of Colombian territory and an International office in Florida, USA. It has been operating since 1981, and currently have more than 1400 persons in their staff and hosts 77 000 students.

UNAD offers for its students more than 56 study programmes. These programmes are classified as undergraduate, graduate, technical professional, and vocational study programmes. The Florida campus offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programmes.

An institutional video of UNAD’s is available at this link https://youtu.be/ts8JHVvwBW0 and their official YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/universidadunad/

Markets and customers

This university has 27 agreements on international academic cooperation, mobility, research and collaboration with the following countries: Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Spain and the United States. Additionally, they have teachers, alumni and students in academic mobility programs worldwide. Their staff actively participates in seminars, visits and international missions aimed to find collaboration agreements and expand their current catalogue of products and services.

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