The Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia is a University with branches in 19 cities of the country. With over 45 thousand students, its presence and action make it an inclusive, decentralized and leader institution. Over 100 researchers at the universtiy study the social economy, with 135 research groups classified in the National System of Science and Technology. Every year approximately 8.585 people and 277 entities benefit from the consultation and evaluation services for the strengthening of the sector.