Colombia lacks education in telecommunications
When it comes to graduate programs in telecommunications, Colombia doesn’t have much to choose from. Most of the field’s professionals have received training abroad thanks to personal efforts or their employer’s need.
A study completed at the Medellín campus of the Santo Tomas University confirmed the shortage using data from businesses and alumni. Medellín’s Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana offers one program and very few exist in Bogotá.
One possible reason for the absence of these programs is the high cost of equipment, which is the reason many are asking for improved technology. The Santo Tomas and the University of Medellin announced they will each be offering programs in this field to try to bridge the gap.