In 1975 was created the Social Economic Research Department (Departamento de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas (DIS)) assigned to the Faculty of Economy, a fact that marked the beginning of the Research Process in CUC.
During the decade of the 90s´ ICFES authorized the functioning of the following programs: ELECTRIC ENGINEERING, ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL, SANITARY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTER ANALYSIS AND PROGRAMMING, TECHNOLOGY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, then, the PSYCHOLOGY program.
A diagnosis was made in the mid 1994s in order to determine the efficacy and efficiency of the administrative research in the institution, in the wake of the concerns generated by the approval of Law 30/92. The Board of Directors determines the implementation and commissioning of the Research and Development Center -CID- which starts in 1996, an interdisciplinary entity to which are assigned the Researchers belonging to the former centers of the faculties.
The Post Graduate Programs started on March 16, 1987, with the specialization in Finances and Systems, authorized through the 203 Agreement of October 30, 1986, issued by the ICFES Board of Directors (Colombia Institute for the Evaluation of Superior Education).