Research-backed teaching is a focal point of EAFIT’s road map, in so far as the goal is to not only convey but also generate knowledge. In that regard, the budget allocated to this area has increased over time and enabled EAFIT to achieve a range of objectives, including recognition by Colciencias of 38 research groups, the registration of 13 patents, and the participation of more than 900 students in research incubators.
Another of the university’s main objectives is to extend its national and international reach and impact. In that regard, it offers students the chance to participate in exchange programs abroad that enhance their academic and cultural development. Likewise, it provides educational opportunities to foreigners and students from other Colombian cities who wish to study in Medellín.
EAFIT’s Mission is to contribute to the country’s progress, a commitment seen on various fronts, including the launch of consulting and entrepreneurship initiatives. It is in this context, in which the university strives to give back all it has received from society, that its social responsibility efforts are infused with a greater sense of purpose. With these strategic commitments in mind, EAFIT inspires, creates, transforms.