One of the university’s main challenges is the multifaceted development of those who make up the EAFIT community; that is why it promotes spaces and activities that contribute to their wellbeing.
Nearly 10,200 undergraduate students and 3,200
graduate students are enrolled in the undergraduate,
graduate certificate, master’s degree, and doctorate
programs offered by the schools of Management, Engineering,
Humanities, Law, Economics and Finance,
and Sciences. This student community enjoys numerous
benefits that extend beyond academics and
include cultural, athletic, and outreach opportunities.
Students not only are natives of Medellín and the Valle
de Aburrá metropolitan area. They also hail from other
regions of Colombia, especially the Atlantic Coast and
the Eje Cafetero (Coffee Growers’ Axis). And it is increasingly
common to see young people of other nationalities
enroll in our institution.
Over the past several years, EAFIT also has set its sights
on building an increasingly elite academic community
that contributes to the region’s and country’s
progress. As part of that mission, it carries out efforts
such as a scholarship program that benefits nearly 16
percent of the student body.
The faculty is made up of nearly 370 full-time professors
and 660 part-time professors who impart
their knowledge and motivate students to strive
for academic and research excellence. Thanks to
a campaign to boost its faculty’s credentials, 92
percent of EAFIT’s professors hold a master’s or
EAFIT’s human talent also includes nearly 1,200 administrative
employees whose professionalism and
commitment help ensure fulfillment of the institution’s
EAFIT makes its mark on society through its nearly
46,000 alumni, who have distinguished themselves
in the private, public, and social sectors of Medellín,
Antioquia, Colombia, and other parts of the world.
Studies conducted by the Labor Observatory for Education
confirm that EAFIT graduates are highly sought
after in different sectors and are among the best remunerated
Academic training at EAFIT begins from an early age
thanks to Children’s University, a program that promotes
knowledge acquisition by drawing on the natural
curiosity of this segment of the population.
This initiative brings the university’s research-generated
storehouse of scientific knowledge to some 800
children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and
17 from different public and private schools.
The program is divided into three phases: Question-Based
Encounters, Knowledge Expeditions, and
Science Projects. Each combines playful elements, reflections,
and observations to build scientific knowledge
that transforms these young minds and provides
them with a fresh perspective on how to foster the
country’s social development.
And the learning process never ends at EAFIT. That is
why the Knowledge for Life program, part of the Continuing
Education Center, was created. This initiative
offers diploma courses in different areas, wellbeing
classes, and international programs for senior citizens.
Nearly 500 participants benefit from this program,
sharing the experience with their generational peers
on the Medellín campus as well as at EAFIT Bogotá,
EAFIT Pereira, and EAFIT Llanogrande.