What is cooperation?

Cooperation is a joint action between one or several institutions and organizations, public and / or private, national and / or international, in order to achieve common objectives and support development.

The CES University establishes alliances for inter-institutional cooperation, which allow strengthening internationalization processes in the fields of teaching, research, innovation and extension, as well as generating global impacts on social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Forms of cooperation

Cooperation is formed from 4 elements:

• Resources
• Technologies
• Experiences
• Knowledge


• Mobility
• Research and innovation
• Consulting
• Development projects

Areas of action

Learn about our areas of action:

1. Disease prevention and health promotion
2. Peace and community development
3. Protection of the ecosystem
4. Mental health
5. Promotion of innovation

Having sustainability as a transversal axis

1. Disease prevention and health promotion

We promote disease prevention and promote health through different projects and consultancies / consultancies such as:

• Training of community health agents
• Development of vaccines and medicines
• Child growth and development - Nutrition
• Healthy life habits
• Comprehensive care and intervention for vulnerable populations, children and mothers.
• Prevention of oral diseases.
• Physiotherapeutic intervention to improve the quality of life and development.
• Prevention of maternal, infant and newborn mortality.
• Improvement of the sanitary conditions of the communities.
• Empowerment and community health
• Prevention and control of tropical diseases and communicable diseases.
• Protection, empowerment and inclusion for people with disabilities.

2. Protection of the ecosystem

These are our ecosystem protection approaches:

• Protection of threatened species and attention to wild fauna.
• Protection of native species through the conservation of reforestation.
• Water systems as restoration processes.
• Good farming practices
• Conservation of biological diversity.

3. Mental health

Our approaches in Mental Health are:

• Prevention and early intervention in mental health.
• Intervention in childhood, adolescence and youth.
• Post-conflict mental health.
• Promotion of the integral development of early childhood through the guarantee of their rights.

4. Peace and community development

Our approaches to peace and community development are:

• Training for peace building.
• Agreement and conflict resolution.
• Development of skills.
• Legal advice.

5. Promotion of innovation

We have 35 research groups - 26 recognized by Colciencias.

Among our projects are:
• Innovation Agenda in Colombia
• Hello Dr.

Social management

Channel to positively impact the community, providing the organization's own knowledge to promote socioeconomic transformation, generate inclusion and improve the quality of life of the beneficiaries of the programs through attention to their needs and problems.

During 2017 we invested $ 2,561,375,878 in social management programs, impacting more than 2,000 people directly and about 14,000 indirectly in different regions of the country.

Sustainable development

The Head of Sustainability has also carried out:

• 907 continuing education programs, benefiting 22,457 participants
• 99 consultancies and services aimed at solving a specific problem, demand or need expressed by actors in the environment such as companies, organizations, the State or the university community itself
• 141 cultural activities and events, thus providing different spaces for cultural enjoyment, recreation and training.


Office of Global Affairs
E-mail: cooperacioninternacional@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1635