We define an organic structure that guarantees an optimal functioning of the institution and in this way fulfills its objectives. This structure seeks to define the relationships of the different actors, assigning functions of direction, coordination and operation.
The structure defines through an organization chart the lines of government and determines the different functional units of the institution. This enables efficient processes to be established and gives clarity to each of the members of the institution about their responsibilities to achieve common goals.
Founders Hall: it is the highest regulatory body of the University.
Superior Council: it is the highest governing body of the University.
Presidency: it is the highest academic and administrative authority, in charge of directing the progress of the institution based on the guidelines defined by the Superior Council.
Statutory Auditor: it is the control body, established by law, that fulfills the functions of reviewing and inspecting the economic facts of the University.
Risk Control: is the unit in charge of measuring and evaluating the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the other controls, advising the institution on the continuity of the administrative process, the re-evaluation of the established plans and the implementation of the necessary corrective measures for the fulfillment of the planned goals or objectives.
Advisory Committees: 11 advisory committees are defined, preceded by the President, which guarantees adequate decision-making at the Institution’s management level.
- Academic Council: it is the collegiate body in charge of the proper functioning of the University in its academic aspects.
- Administrative Committee: it is the collegiate body in charge of the proper functioning of the University in its administrative aspects.
- Purchasing Committee: committee with which the process of purchasing goods and services of CES University was regulated and which seeks to make the most appropriate decisions as well as carry out the respective follow-up.
- Infrastructure Committee: it seeks to guarantee the success of infrastructure projects and that there are collegiate decisions based on the interests of the University Community.
- Institutional Committee for Intellectual and Editorial Property: it will ensure that the knowledge produced in all scientific, artistic, technological, technical and academic activities enjoys the protection and recognition that intellectual property grants to all the subjects involved in them. In addition, they must study and approve the edition of books at CES University and define and modify the publishing policies of the works.
- International Relations Committee: it is a means of supporting the work of the Global Affairs Office of the University, taking into account that the objective of this Office must be to support the teaching, research and extension of the institution, which is why, it is necessary to have the different opinions and contributions of those who lead each of these axes (Director of Research, Head of Extension, Academic Director), as well as who leads the administrative part (President) of the University and those with more experience in the area of internationalization (former Heads of International Relations).
- Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Animals -CICUA-: is an academic, independent body, outside the political, organizational or commercial influence of third parties, which is in charge of safeguarding and ensuring the care and respect of the animals used as active subjects in the research, teaching and extension process.
- Institutional Ethics Committee for Research in Humans -CIEI-: it is an academic, independent body, outside the political, organizational or commercial influence of third parties, which is responsible for safeguarding and ensuring respect, freedom, autonomy, the dignity and privacy and other rights of people, animals and living beings, as well as the environment and the institutions participating actively or passively in research activities.
- Research and Innovation Committee: its purpose is to guide the policies that the University adopts for the development, promotion, dissemination and impact of those activities carried out in the different fields of research, within the regulatory framework that governs the development of the university substantive functions.
- Institutional Committee for the Ethical Use of Biodiversity -CIEB-: it is in charge of ensuring compliance with the rules that regulate the collection of specimens of wild species of biological diversity for non-commercial scientific research purposes and, in addition, will ensure for the proper management of biological collections and permits granted by the national environmental authority to the University or to the members of its academic and scientific community.
- Institutional Editorial Committee: it is in charge of promoting and disseminating the production of academic, scientific and artistic works produced by members of the university community.
General Secretariat: department in charge of serving as a means of communication between the governing bodies and the institutional community. It is responsible for signing documents and decisions of the Founders Chamber and the Superior and Academic councils, when applicable. The General Secretariat is the legal advisor of the institution in legal matters, in addition to planning, organizing and controlling the labor relations of the University.
Academic Direction: support unit that seeks to optimize the management of academic and administrative processes. Its fundamental purpose is to articulate the substantive activities of the University with its philosophical principles, with national policies and trends in education and with the regulations defined internally for each of them.
Administrative and Financial Directorate: support unit in charge of providing support, advice, control and monitoring to the different dependencies of the University in order to achieve the objectives set and have their projects executed successfully.
Research and Innovation Directorate: institutional support unit that articulates the university functions of research and innovation.
Autonomous Research and Development Centers: centers dedicated to carrying out research projects endowed with administration and financial and human resources and infrastructure for the fulfillment of this objective. Currently, the Autonomous Research and Development Centers that the institution has are: Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine -ICMT-, Center of Pharmaceutical Science and Research -CECIF- and Solla.
Service Centers: specialized centers that support the teaching, research and extension work carried out by the University.
• Veterinary and Zootechnics Center: space for the development of comprehensive teaching and assistance activities for the programs of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, as well as the provision of specialized services in small and large species.
• IPS CES Sabaneta: specialized center that offers care in dentistry, medicine (dermatology), physiotherapy, psychology and legal advice, also serving as a field of practice for all the aforementioned areas.
Other areas of support:
• Global Affairs
• Organizational Communication
• Institutional Wellbeing and Human Development
• Information technology
Graduate school: unit that generates an academic and administrative institutional framework around the doctorate programs that the University currently has, and for future programs of this level of training and postdoctoral level.
Faculties: they are the academic units that generate the actions in teaching, research and extension. The faculties have internally important committees that function on a regular basis and which are established by the Superior Council, these are:
• Faculty Council
• Admissions Committee
• Promotions Committee -CP-