About Maria Cano

Upon reaching its 35 years of work, the María Cano University Foundation has consolidated three faculties: Health Sciences, Business Sciences and Engineering. Through the Faculty of Health Sciences, it offers Physiotherapy programs (at the Medellín, Cali, Neiva and Popayán campuses), Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy (at the Medellín, Cali, Neiva and Popayán campuses); in the Faculty of Business Sciences, it presents the programs of Business Administration and Public Accounting, under the face-to-face and virtual methodology; Similarly, the Faculty of Engineering offers the Software Engineering program.

The María Cano University Foundation also has the Advanced and Continuing Training Center, which offers specializations in Occupational Health and Safety Management, Senior Management, Cybersecurity, Public Health, Relational Marketing Management, Comprehensive Early Childhood Care , Audiology, Sports Psychology, Tax Management, Project Management and Evaluation; The Institution has a wide range of graduates that seek the professional qualification of colombians.

The IPS María Cano offers the services of Physiotherapy, Movement Analysis Laboratory, Audiology, Speech Therapy, Psychology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and General Medicine..

After more than three decades of experience in the Colombian educational sector, the María Cano University Foundation is present in the departments of Antioquia, Huila, Cauca, Valle de Cauca and the Mariacanovirtual campus, where it is committed to continuing to consolidate the principles that build the future of Colombia, through comprehensive training, the generation and development of knowledge in all forms and expressions, to increasingly consolidate itself as a factor of scientific, cultural, economic and ethical development at the local, regional, national and international.


During its 35 years of existence, Maria Cano University Foundation has had four rectors:

  • Ligia González Betancur: From January 1989 to August 1993
  • Jairo Hernández Navas: From August 1993 to March 1995
  • Próspero José Posada Myer: March 1995 until April 2016
  • Hugo Alberto Valencia Porras: Current