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Universidad del Rosario

Specialist expertise

Since 1653, Universidad del Rosario (UR) has contributed to the social, political and economic development of Colombia. The UR attaches great importance to making a contribution to the country’s successful conflict transformation. In this context, the interdisciplinary research unit JANUS was founded. Since 2015, the group has been dealing with the multidimensional research (history, peace process, post-conflict, dimensions of violence, gender etc.) of the internal Colombian conflict and brings together some of the most renowned scientists of Colombia. In its research, particular emphasis is placed on the areas of transitional justice research from a legal and political perspective as well as on the research of post-conflict dynamics of peacebuilding (DDR etc.). Almost all courses of the MA Conflict, Memory and Peace are held by professors who are involved in JANUS.

Furthermore, the UR is a member of the academic network of the German-Colombian Peace Institute, the development of which has been supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since 2016 with funds made available by the German Federal Foreign Office. The UR also maintains a teaching and research cooperation with the Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica.

Besides the specialist expertise in the area of peace and conflict studies, particular emphasis should also be placed on the UR’s outstanding position within the academic landscape of Colombia. It is listed in top positions both in national (MIDE) and international (QS University Ranking) rankings.

The University

Campus Universidad del Rosario

The UR is situated in the heart of Bogotá’s old town and is characterized by its outstanding study atmosphere. The university’s historical courtyard invites to linger and philosophize. At the same time, the university has a broad offer both for individual learning and group work. The Centro de Recursos para el Aprendizaje e Investigación (CRAI) offers students a state-of-the-art learning environment with a comprehensive selection of books and journals as well as group work spaces, quiet areas and reading rooms.

In addition to the degree programs, students have the possibility to engage in many different cultural and sports activities. For example, there is an own gym and numerous dancing and sports classes.

KU students get professional support during their time abroad at the UR and intercultural events as well as a tutor system help to introduce them to everyday life at the university and in Bogotá.

Degree program coordinator at Universidad del Rosario

Laura Camila Barrios Sabo

Universidad del Rosario

Carrera 6 No. 12 C-13

Bogotá, Kolumbien

Tel. (+571) 297 0200 Ext: 3813

E-mail : laurac.barrios(at)


Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and has just under 10 million inhabitants, which is why it may well be referred to as a vibrant metropolis. Being one of the fastest growing big cities in Latin America, it is subject to constant infrastructural change and a city of extremes. Lush green wooded hills lie between concrete buildings; nightlife neighborhoods which make you think of New York are situated right next to Barrios de Invasión – unofficially constructed quarters. Bogotá is a cultural hot spot for museums, street art and street performers. Graffiti meets Botero, numerous local recreation areas meet collapsing traffic. Bogotá is an ugly beauty radiating with fascination and charm and having something on offer for virtually everyone. 

Its numerous pubs, restaurants, salsa bars and cultural offerings in the center (Candelaria), which lies in close proximity to the university, offers everything students could wish for. 

Bogotá is situated in the Andes Mountains (2640 m above sea level), the east side of the city is lined by the mountains Monserrate and Guadalupe. The plantations where the famous Colombian coffee is cultivated are only two hours away from Bogotá - thanks to the good flight and bus connections -  they are worth spending a weekend.

The crime rate in Bogotá is low compared to the rest of the country. However, it is advisable to exercise a general degree of caution and to avoid certain districts, just like in any other big Latin American city.

mural painting Bogotá
panorama Bogotá