Established in 2003, Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela (English: Bolivarian University of Venezuela) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Caracas (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Punto Fijo, Maturín, Ciudad Bolívar, Maracaibo, Ciudad Guayana, Barinitas, Maracay, San Cristóbal. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Venezuela (English: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Venezuela), Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela (UBV) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela (UBV) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. UBV also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.