The International University of La Rioja in Colombia has become a point of reference in the country’s field of higher education due to its quality of academic excellence and its commitment to online education. UNIR’s campus is located in Bogotá, although the university allows exams to be taken at centers all over the country. UNIR Colombia has the support of prestigious Colombian institutions that back its academic programs.

It offers Colombian students the chance to study degrees verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). As such, they are completely valid in both Spain and the European Higher Education Area (EEES). All degrees are able to be validated by the country’s Ministry of National Education. This is possible thanks to the mutual degree recognition agreement between Spain and Colombia.

Academic Programs

UNIR in Colombia offers undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and continuing education in the following fields:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Economic and Business Sciences
  • Social and Work Sciences
  • Law
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Marketing and Communication

Official Validity

UNIR in Colombia is recognized by both Colombian and Spanish academic authorities. Its programs are valid within the European Area of High Education and are focused on internationalizing the professional profiles of its Colombian students.



Colombian Ministry of National Education

MEN is in charge of formulating national educational policy and promoting the development of a quality and competitive education that generates opportunities for progress and prosperity and contributes to ending inequality.
Ministerio de Educacion

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport

UNIR is governed by the standards of the Ministry of Education, which grants degrees their official nature and validity throughout the country. Their academic nature enables professional activity.

European Higher Education Area

All degrees granted by UNIR are completely valid in the European Higher Education Area (EEES), which guarantees the quality of university education students receive.

Agreements and Recognition



UNIR in Colombia is part of CLADEA, an international network of more than 240 institutions of higher education in America, Europe, and Oceania dedicated to education and research in the field of management.

Colombian Institute of Education Credit and Technical Studies Abroad

ICETEX promotes higher education through granting educational credits, with their own or third-party resources, to people with less economic possibilities and good academic performance.

Organization of American States

The OEA is the main forum for dialogue, political analysis and decision making in the 35 Independent States of the Americas. Their activity is based on the following pillars: Democracy, human rights, security, and development.
UN Global Compact

United Nations

UNIR is one of almost 10,000 institutions in 160 countries that are part of the voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility initiative with the aim of transforming the market and creating a sustainable private sector.

International Mobility Program

As a European Institution of Higher Education, UNIR is included in the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education under the Erasmus+ Program for 2014-2020.

University Network

Universia is a network made up of 1,341 universities from 23 countries that represent almost 20 million students and professors around the world. It accommodates the most important universities in Spain and Latin America.

Spanish University Chancellors Conference

UNIR belongs to the association that is the main interlocutor of universities with the central government and plays a key role in all policy developments affecting higher education in Spain.

Our Group in Colombia


UNIR Rioja Colombia



Calle 100 # 19 – 61 Edificio Centro Empresarial 100, Oficina 801
Bogotá, Colombia
Phone: +571 5169659