The Universidad del Cauca is one of the oldest universities in Colombia. The university is located in the capital city of Popayán, in the department of Cauca, in Colombia's southern. It was founded in 1827. Through its press, it disseminates, in the form of books—for the benefit of society and academia— research products and the artistic and cultural creation, both of its members and external authors. The Universidad del Cauca Press has the purpose of publishing and distributing works with the best standards of content and presentation, in the different areas of knowledge. It has published more than 400 academic titles.