Bolivarian University of Venezuela (Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela)

The Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela (UBV, English: Bolivarian University of Venezuela) is a state university in Venezuela founded in 2003 by decree of President Hugo Chávez.

The UBV is a part of the Chávez government’s “Mission Sucre” social programs, which aim to provide free higher education to the poor. Consequently, enrollment at the UBV is free and open to all, regardless of academic qualifications, prior education or even nationality. The government expects the student body to grow to 1 million by 2009, with more than 190 satellite classrooms throughout Venezuela.

The education programme at the UBV is generally in line with Hugo Chávez’s socialist vision of a Latin American “Bolivarian Revolution”. Opposition leader Julio Borges, though, labels it a “thinly disguised propaganda factory that takes advantage of the country’s most vulnerable citizens”. However, others are more optimistic. Maria Elida Castellano, the rector of the Bolivarian University in Caracas, has said that the institution is designed to benefit the poor precisely by encouraging the open exchange of ideas. Castellano said that the Bolivarian University is based on UNESCO principles for education and that “The professionals licenced by this institution will work for the transformation of society.

Academic licences granted by the university. Offering Programs

The following courses are offered at UBV:

Centre for Studies in Energy Science:

LINES OF INVESTIGATION

Hydro carburates

Alternative Energies

Environment, Sovereignty and Regionalization

Study Center for Collective Health and the Right to Life

This is a space under construction that, under the premise of democratizing information, seeks to provide a public service to students, professors, researchers and the community in general, placing at their disposal a series of documents related to the field of health collective and the right to life.

Center for The Study of Emancipatory Education and Critical Pedagogy

LINES OF INVESTIGATION

1. Problems, needs and academic requirements – training, research, organization and operation of the UBV, within the framework of the requirements of the Simón Bolívar National Project and the Plan Patria Law.

2. Bolivarian Education. Problems, needs and demands of the Basic Education subsystem in the context of the Bolivarian Educational System.

3. Education, identity and pedagogical thought of the original cultures of the indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples and communities in Venezuela and the rest of the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

4. Municipalization and universalization of education.

5. Educational management, territorialization of the management and financing of education.

6. Sovereignty, National Independence. Information and communication technologies for education.

Center for Environmental Studies:

The Center for Environmental Studies has four (04) graduates, namely:

1. DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Curriculum:

MODULE I

I.1. Educational Theories and their Application in Environmental Education

I.2. Paradigms of Research in Environmental Education

I.3. Theoretical Foundations for the Development of Environmental Educational Programs

MODULE II

II.1. Environmental Systems

II.2. Action Research Methodology

II.3. Design of Environmental Educational Programs Linked to Community Development

MODULE III

III.1. Citizen Participation and Applied Projects.

2. DIPLOMA IN LAND PLANNING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Curriculum:

MODULE I

I.1. Conceptualization, Methodology and Techniques of Territorial Planning and Sustainable Development.

I.2. Regional, Local and Community Development.

I.3. Geographic Information Systems in the Context of Territorial Planning.

MODULE II

II.1. Socio-spatial Analysis of Territorial Planning.II.2. Rural, Urban and Natural Spaces in the Context of Territorial Planning.

II.3. Environmental Planning.

MODULE III

III.1. Citizen Participation and Applied Projects.

 3. DIPLOMA IN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

MODULE I

I.1. Basic Notions Inherent in the Study of Environmental Law

 MODULE II

II.1. Environmental law in Venezuela

 MODULE III

III.1. The legal and sub-legal regulations present in the Venezuelan legal system

MODULE IV

IV.1. Administrative and Criminal Procedure

 4. DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF VENEZUELA

Curriculum:

MODULE I

I.1. Information management for Biological Diversity Management.

I.2. Conservation of Biological Diversity: Management of species, endangered species, criteria.

MODULE II

II.1. Ex situ and in situ conservation of Biological Diversity.

II.2. Sustainable use of Biological Diversity in Venezuela.

II.3. Prevention and control in the Management of Biological Diversity: Illegal Traffic, Transgenics or Genetically Modified Organisms

II.4. Biosafety and problems of invasive alien species.

MODULE III

III.1. Citizen Participation and Applied Projects, through the construction of a Biological Diversity Management preliminary project.

Center for Social and Cultural Studies

The Center for Social and Cultural Studies (CESyC) of the Bolivarian University of Venezuela, together with the action of the academic nuclei, have been working as research groups in thematic areas of the social, cultural and educational spheres, focusing their intentions to consolidate the production of knowledge and knowledge from a view of the South and guided by the 5 historical objectives of the Plan de la Patria allows us to build paths in socio-cultural transformation. Today the center has 42 constituted nuclei oriented to cultural, socio-political and educational/technological identity.

Social Communication Studies Center

Academic area

DIPLOMATES

Non-conducting studies

-Photography Diploma 

-Locution course

Indigenous Peoples and Culture Studies Center

The Community Pedagogy Diploma will last six (06) months, and is made up of six (6) Courses. All courses will have a period of (36 hours) each. The modality of study will be semi face-to-face with new information and communication technologies.

modulesAcademic HoursUC
MODULE I. COSMOGONY AND SPIRITUALITY MODULE3. 43
MODULE II. LAND, TERRITORY, AUTONOMY3. 43
MODULE III. INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE3. 43
MODULE IV. CRITICAL INTERCULTURALITY AND DECOLONIZATION302
MODULE V. DEVELOPMENT WITH IDENTITY FOR GOOD COMMUNITY LIVING3. 43
MODULE VI.INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE FOR THE DESIGN OF A CURRICULUM IN EIB3. 43

Political Economy Studies Center

The Degree Program in Political Economy is the result of the collective work of a multidisciplinary team with social organizations and the public administration that will seek to train economists in open confrontation and resistance with the neoliberal economy, based on the principles expressed in the Governing Document of the Bolivarian University of Venezuela.

Professionals in Political Economy graduated from the UBV contribute to the country with their ability to act in various areas of professional practice. They operate in the different areas of economic activity, as proposed in the Program for the Homeland (2013-2019).

The University will have branches in the most important regions in Venezuela. At the present time there are branches in:

Caracas, Punto Fijo, Maturín, Ciudad Bolívar, Maracaibo, Ciudad Guayana, Barinitas, Maracay, San Cristóbal

Bolivarian University of Venezuela Admission Requirements. 

Student acceptance

Candidate students must be high-school graduates. As distinguished from the rest of Venezuelan universities, they are assigned by the Mission Sucre. As of January 2011, the UBV has awarded over 120,000 degrees.

For further details on Fees structure and details CONTACT

Av. Leonardo da Vinci. Los Chaguaramos.

Caracas Venezuela

Phone: (0212) 606.32.34/ 606.35.74/606.36.32/ 606.36.66

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