UNIVERSITIES COSTA RICA
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
The Technological Institute of Costa Rica (ITCR) is a national autonomous institution of higher education devoted to teaching, research and extension of technology and science linked to the development of Costa Rica. It was created through law number 4777 on June 10, 1971. Within its organizational structure, the following areas can be mentioned: Institutional Assembly: highest authority of the ITCR Institutional Council: principal directive board of the ITCR The mission of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica is to: “Contribute to the integral development of the country by graduating professionals, working on research and extension and leading technological, scientific and technical matters; and by keeping academic excellence, following all ethic, humanistic and environmental principles from the perspective of a high quality state university competing nationally and internationally”. Rector: head of the ITCR Vice-rectories: four working areas that comply with the policies of the ITCR Vice-presidents: Vicerrectoría de Docencia Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Extensión Vicerrectoría de Administración Vicerrectoría de Vida Estudiantil y Servicios Académicos
Universidad de Costa Rica
The University of Costa Rica (in Spanish, Universidad de Costa Rica, abbreviated UCR) is a public university in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America. Its main campus, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, is located in San Pedro, in the province of San José. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious institution of higher learning in Costa Rica. Approximately 39,000 students attend UCR throughout the year.
Universidad de Iberoamérica
American University (in Spanish: Universidad Iberoamericana, abbreviated UIA but commonly known as Ibero) is a Mexican private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Its flagship campus is located in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City but there are others located in Guadalajara, León, Torreón, Puebla and Playas de Tijuana. Its main library, Biblioteca Francisco Xavier Clavigero, holds more than 250,000 books and journals. As of 2007 it is one of the largest university libraries in Mexico
EARTH, located in Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica is a private, international, non-profit university dedicated to education in the agricultural sciences and natural resources in order to contribute to sustainable development in the tropics by seeking a balance between agricultural production and environmental preservation. The Commission for Agricultural Affairs presented the proposal for the creation of EARTH to the Legislative Assembly on April 2, 1986. The legislators deliberated for several months, approving the project in October of the same year. The cornerstone of the first campus building was laid on April 2, 1989, initiating construction on the University's 8,154-acre property. Today's 570,280-square foot campus community includes classrooms, laboratories, academic and administrative offices, recreational areas, services and residences for students, faculty and staff.
Universidad Empresarial (UNEM) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution of higher learning which does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, religion, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, gender or sexual orientation. In accordance with Costa Rican Ministry of Education regulations, UNEM is operated by a registered Foundation, Fundación Empresarial de Costa Rica. UNEM offers programs Spanish language programs in Costa Rica and throughout Latin America, as well as English language programs offered through the Office of International Affairs. Our Mission Our main goal is to constantly strive for academic excellence. We are an institution dedicated to educational innovation and controlled growth of our student population in order to preserve academic quality. School Profile UNEM began its operation in 1992 as the International Post-Graduate School in affiliation with the University of San Jose. In 1997 the International Post-Graduate School began operation as an independent institution and became Universidad Empresarial. We, at Universidad Empresarial, are pleased that you are interested in learning about us. Within these pages we hope to acquaint you with our institution and the opportunities that can enable you to continue with your higher education at both the undergraduate and or graduate level.