A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development

COLOMBIA - Universidad EAFIT

Members: 32 members
Coordinator: Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
Member type: Core University Members
Member since: 15/01/2008


EAFIT University
Carrera 49 No. 7 Sur 50

Phone: + 57 4 261 9500
Fax: + 57 4 266 4284

Website: http://www.eafit.edu.co

About the university: Escuela de Administración, Finanzas y Tecnologías (EAFIT) University, located in Medellin, 250km from Bogota, joined the Virtual Institute in June 2006. It was founded in 1960 and has since grown to four faculties with the department of international business being established in 1993, with which the Vi will be linked.

Areas of expertise: The international Business Department undertakes research through its research group in international studies. Its research interests include the internationalization of the organization, international relations and international and intercultural negotiation. The department also undertakes research in the following fields: FDI in international business, simulation of international logistical distribution in the garment sector, the trade in services in Colombia and current trends in international negotiation. The department also conducts several student research groups and the department is also runs one of the four Colombian-Canadian research centres in Colombia.

Courses offered: The department of business offers courses in international business at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It also provides inputs to EAFIT's MBA course as well as offering several vocational courses. Among other areas, EAFIT's teaching includes international trade, economic law, trade logistics and facilitation, ICT for development, the international financial system, the multilateral trading system, international negotiations and international management.