The University of Atlántico, also called Uniatlántico, is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university based in the city of Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. It is the largest higher education institution by student population in the department with 12,248 students, and a faculty of 656 full-time equivalent professors. The university was established by the ordinance No. 24 of 1941 as the Institute of Technology of Atlántico, under the tutelage of philosopher Julio Enrique Blanco. Then, it changed its name to the present by the ordinance No. 42 of June 15, 1946. The university has three campuses in the city. The main one known as the North Campus, and two satellite campuses known as the Downtown Campus, and the School of Arts. The university offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including a diverse range of engineering programs, as well as business management, law, education, fine arts, and several other areas of study.