Ingeniería e Investigación
versión impresa ISSN 0120-5609
RAMIREZ ROMERO, Enrique. The reference setting for engineering in Colombia. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2011, vol.31, suppl.1, pp. 21-28. ISSN 0120-5609.
Some say that yesterday's news is today's history, others that it has now reached its end, whereas the more prudent find it advisable to examine it when its protagonists have already disappeared, to avoid controversy and making it becoming more intensified. There is also a boundary between what is historic and what is understood by policy, this now being prohibited by analysing topics in the socalled rearview mirror. Without greater analysis, almost by memory, sufficiently wellknown facts are simply mentioned from independence, the end (in Colombia) of the prolonged middle ages, the traumatic entry to the contemporary era at the gates of the 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium in the midst of amazing advances in science and technology, along with some seen as a return to the caveman era. Mentions of dates and real names have been omitted from the main body of the text and placed in footnotes so that young people can review such history more easily. This article describes the following items: leaving the middle ages, towards modernity, regeneration and catastrophe, Republican peace, new convulsions, the subversive plague, narcotic peace and the Colombian miracle.
Palabras llave : engineering in Colombia; the history of engineering.