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In 1968 there were only four state universities in Costa Rica; there was a misconception that the State was the only responsible for higher education. This is why when the Technical Institute of Business Administration (ITAN in Spanish) was founded this same year, it created a large turmoil that originated a general strike at the University of Costa Rica. By 1976 VERITAS Collegium was born, as one of the four founding colleges of the first private university in Costa… [+] Rica: the Autonomous University of Central America (UACA). In 1994, the Collegium VERITAS and ITAN merged to become a new autonomous university under the name of VERITAS University. With time and following the trends of evolution of Central American society, VERITAS University became an art, design and architecture specialized institution, with the possibility of entering any area related with these fields. VERITAS University is considered to be the best university in its areas of specialty. Its strategic pillars are excellence, technology and innovation; sustainability, social projection and internationalization. You can learn more about VERITAS in the Institutional Philosophy section.
Tico Lingo was founded in 2015 as a small, high-quality language and cultural center aimed at offering the most unique and genuine Costa Rican learning experience. Since opening, we’ve taught students from over thirty different countries across the world and continue to reach new students far and wide seeking to learn the Spanish language. Our success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of student service and personalization. We continuously invest i… [+] n professional staff and offer custom program options to ensure each student’s overall experience with us is nothing short of excellent. Why Choose Tico Lingo? Excellent Results With our background in education, comprehensive resources, and phenomenal staff, we are able to ensure that students receive the best learning experience possible while in Costa Rica. Regardless your age, your home culture, or your background in Spanish, we can promise an enriching experience that will not only teach you how to speak a new language, but also open your eyes to the beautiful Costa Rican culture. Our Professional Instructors With experience in Costa Rica and internationally around the world, our professional Spanish instructors are the best at what they do. Instructors work with groups of no more than 6 students to create an environment focused on Spanish conversation and speaking skills. Speaking is important! And we push our students to solely speak Spanish in classroom with our instructors. Our Safety Promise Yes, we know learning Spanish in Costa Rica is important, but safety in Costa Rica is absolutely the priority. Tico Lingo staff go over and beyond to make you as safe as possible while here in our beautiful country. Community Outreach and Volunteerism Tico Lingo is an advocate of community outreach and development. Once a month we open our school doors to community outreach programs in Costa Rica who need a place to organize. We offer our financial support to public schools, community associations, high school, street cleanup and more. Your dollars help our community in Costa Rica!
OUTWARD BOUND COSTA RICA challenges participants to expand capacity in leadership, intercultural competence, Spanish language, self-awareness, and life skills. For over 70 years, participants have chosen to embark on a life-changing journey with Outward Bound worldwide. The objectives of Outward Bound Costa Rica programs are to facilitate personal growth and success in the following areas: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Demonstrating increased self-confidence and self-actualization … [+] Demonstrating compassion toward others and living a healthy and balanced life LEADERSHIP Demonstrating the ability to set goals, and inspire and guide others to achieve them Demonstrating the ability to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts effectively SERVICE Demonstrating social and environmental responsibility Actively engaging in service to others ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Demonstrating success against traditional measures of school achievement Connecting concepts and Spanish learned in the classroom with real life experiences HIGHLY SKILLED, safety-conscious, trained staff lead OBCR adventure-based programs. Our team is comprised of both local and foreign national staff dedicated to creating the highest quality program for our students. The majority of our Instructor staff has completed their training with Outward Bound Costa Rica and hold certificates in Wilderness First Responder, First Aid, CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer, Whitewater Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, International Rafting Federation Guide Class I-IV, Instructor Judgment Training, Land Instructor Training, Sea Kayak Training, Whitewater Kayak Training, NAUI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, and Waterfront Lifeguard, depending on their area of specialty. For each course we strive for one male and one female instructor, one English speaker and one Spanish speaker. There is one instructor for every 5 – 6 students. The minimum number of instructors per course is 2. Intern instructors are those outstanding students who have completed our fall and/or spring Outdoor Leader Semester in which they earned their certifications. This hands on training prepares them to take leadership roles within OBCR in subsequent years. OUR HOMESTAY FAMILIES have worked with Outward Bound Costa Rica since its beginning in 1992. Most sons and daughters have been course instructors at varying times, and are called upon regularly to assist with our hikes. The families live along the hike route in Piedras Blancas on which we travel and own the land, farm the land and teach our students traditional methods of farming, harvesting, cooking and camping. The students stay as a group inside the family farms. Students on course are with their instructors at all times. Evening activities include a nightly meeting where discussion takes place regarding learnings of the day, highlights and lowlights of the day, open questions or discussions brought to the group by the students and the Moon Frog Ceremony marking an exceptional student’s transformation that day. Students are assigned roles each day, with roles rotating between all students on course. Roles include the Cacique (Leader), the Awa (Spiritual Leader), the Shaman (First Aid Person), the Cocineros (Cooks), Trapos (Dishwashers), the Hanashita (Journal Writer), the Professor (Teacher), Naturalista (Environmentalist), and Agua-Mono (Water Monkey). Food and supplies for the hike are split between all on the hike including the instructors, and any dietary specifications for food allergies is kept separate from the main food supply. OBCR routinely has students who have dietary food restrictions and we will accommodate any conditions that arise. OBCR COURSE descriptions and pricing is located on our website www.outwardboundcr.org Pricing is all inclusive, with the exception of airfare. All students fly into SJO, Juan Santamaria International Airport located in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. Groups range in size from 5 - 15 students on our open enrollment summer courses, 8 - 12 students on semester courses and 5 – 20 students on custom courses. Group accommodations vary from course to course. While in Costa Rica students either camp outdoors under large tarps or tents, or stay in dorm rooms with host families or on our basecamps. In Panama students camp near the beaches on approved host family land, and in Nicaragua students camp at community centers. Students and instructors are within sight of each other. Students are in sleeping bags or on mattresses depending on where they are staying. All of our activities involve physical exertion and take place in remote and rugged terrain. The most “pampered” of our courses are the surf and community service courses. All terrain has its unique and impressive beauty whether in the mountains, on the rivers or by the sea. Course activities include: hiking, wilderness trekking, mountaineering, backpacking, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, river and sea kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, rapelling, wake boarding, surfing, boogie boarding, rock wall climbing, tree climbing, zip lining, cultural activities and service projects. All of our courses offer extensive service components. The community service projects focus on people, construction, animals, marine biology and environmental/reforestation/ecological issues. Our semester courses, River to Sea, Coast to Coast each earn students 12 hours of academic credit and Outdoor Leader Semester earns students 10 hours of academic credit. OUTWARD BOUND COSTA RICA offers a mix of courses to a wide range of students. They share a number of traits in common. They have a passion for the outdoors, are high achieving students, welcome opportunities to push themselves beyond known limits, and are open to diversity and the unknown. They are willing to unplug from their electronic world, and live in the moment in Costa Rica, Panama and/or Nicaragua, living “Pura Vida,” as we say in Costa Rica. Summer open enrollment students range in age from 14 to 18, semester students range in age from 18 to 24, custom courses range from Girl Scout troops, to high school classes, to university freshman, to families and everything in between. We contract with several other Outward Bound schools, local Tico schools, and high school/university scholar societies. OBCR’S ALUMNI and their families serve as OBCR Ambassadors and are happy to answer questions about their experiences and courses. Please contact us at email@example.com, or call us at 800.676.2018 for a list of recent participants.
UCI is a worldwide recognized university that offers academic programs that promote regenerative and evolutionary development, in a complex, diverse and changing world, through innovative methodologies that promote multiculturalism. Educational Innovation: UCI’s educational model transforms the process of teaching, learning and training. Its online methodology is characterized by being flexible and accessible, since it allows people to become better organized, according t… [+] o their needs and possibilities. Global vision: UCI’s Institutional Philosophy seeks to recover planetary health and ensure better quality of life and global welfare. Experience and International Recognition: UCI is supported by accreditations and recognitions for its great contributions and international commitment. It has programs offered by a highly qualified and experienced faculty. Mission Co-create educational and cooperation solutions that contribute to the construction of an intelligent society with universal ethics, through participative, responsible and solidary alliances. Vision UCI is a global organization of educational innovation serving an inclusive knowledge society, seeking a regenerative and evolutionary development in a complex, diverse and changing world. Major strengths of the University It is a knowledge management and innovation center that seeks to fill gaps that traditional education institutions and models have neglected or have not specifically addressed. It is innovative, flexible and synergistic in both creation and modification of academic products. It has an international character that is reflected in its vocation to serve the world as an institution of higher education; condition that has allowed it to join important global forums related to the knowledge areas it manages. As a strategic priority, it has adopted the promotion of educational models that facilitate the access of all types of professionals, adapting the models to their time availability, geographic location and technological accessibility. It permanently creates synergies and working partnerships, from its headquarters and representative offices, with academic and research peers, national cooperation, local and civil society organisms, and productive sectors. The availability of most of its Masters’ programs in online modality, using the Internet to teach and share knowledge to national and international students, has positioned the University as a leader in online graduate program education. It has been a PMI’s Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for over 15 years, and is currently at the Global Provider level. Also, the quality of its Master’s program in Project Management has been accredited by PMI’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC) since 2009, with a renewal for continuation of this prestigious accreditation in 2017. UCI is a provider of educational, research and consulting services for several national or local Latin American governments, as well as for multilateral and bilateral cooperation organisms, such as the GIZ (German Cooperation Agency), IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies). It promotes regenerative development as a way to improve everyday’s activities of the University’s staff, as well as of students and teachers of all Master’s programs. History of our institution The Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional (UCI, for its acronym in Spanish, is the University for International Cooperation) is a private institution, accredited in Costa Rica by the National Council of Private Higher Education (CONESUP in Spanish) since May 24th, 1994. UCI was born as an answer to the need for having professionals with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary training, owners of knowledge, tools and values to lead the required change processes under the concepts of sustainability and globalization. UCI is a consortium of academic institutions, which helps to improve extension and research, as well as the entailment of the people interested in being part of the programs offered. This consortium is formed by our campus in San José, Costa Rica, and an office located at Panama City, since 2008. UCI is a Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) since 2001, sharing with PMI the idea that Project Management is a critical competency that has a positive influence on our society and on organizational results. UCI has also an alliance with Green Project Management (GPM Global), which is a global movement of project management experts who help companies become more profitable, and societies more robust, while protecting the natural environment. Additionally, UCI is allied with Personal Strengths Publishing in its purpose of strengthening human relationships by enabling individuals and teams to deploy their strengths more productively.
ULASALLE HISTORY ULASALLE, as it is also known, was approved by the National Council of Higher Education (CONESUP) by resolution No. 252-94, Art. 2 of November 14, 1994. In January 1995, La Salle Costa University Rica opened its doors, being number 73 in the Lasallian world. Faithful to the intuition of Saint John Baptist De La Salle, ULASALLE since its foundation established as a guideline, the provision of higher education services of high academic solidity, with… [+] strict adherence to the values of the human being based on the spirit of service and cooperation. It seeks to promote the dignity of the person through training aimed at preparing professionals able to make rational and critical judgments, aware of the transcendental dignity of the human person. It encourages in its learners a deep technical and humanistic formation according to the Lasallian charism so that these principles serve when they graduate to put into practice our university motto "To know to serve". To interiorize and live Lasallian values is an essential part of our identity and should lead us to experience a strong sense of belonging to an institution whose purpose according to Saint John Baptist de La Salle is the integral growth and full happiness of every person, especially the poor , The marginalized, the less loved, the excluded. We want to be a learning community, where students are the center of the process and our attention, and the relationships that are experienced are fraternity and sorority. To achieve this, our emphasis should focus on quality in all our services. MISSION To train competent professionals at university level, able to think, act, feel, from a value system, a vision of service and a deep democratic vocation for the transformation of reality. VISION To be a University with Humanist option and innovative from the complex thinking and that takes into account to the workers and professionals. THE LASALLIST MISSION REUNS TODAY TO 86,768 EDUCATORS (RELIGIOUS, RELIGIOUS, PRIEST AND SECRETARY) IN ASSOCIATION WORKING IN 80 COUNTRIES AND REACHING 946,698 STUDENTS. Saint John Baptist De La Salle is the founder of the Institute of Brothers of Christian Schools, Patron of Christian Educators. It was the first to organize teacher training centers, apprenticeship schools for criminals, technical schools, high schools for modern languages, arts and sciences. His Work spread rapidly in France and, after his death, throughout the world. In 1950, because of his life and inspired writings, he received the title of Patron Saint of those who work in the field of education. Juan Bautista showed how to teach and treat young people, how to deal with deficiencies and weaknesses with compassion, how to help, heal and strengthen. In total the Lasallian Institute has 1049 educational centers all over the world. The diversity of works is clear: Primary schools, secondary education, higher education, teacher training and catechists, literacy programs, non-formal schooling, pastoral centers, youth support groups, boarding schools, agricultural schools, art and trade schools, technical schools, orphanages, Reeducation houses, radio-educational. "Lasallian schools and institutions are open to anyone who wants to benefit from them. His students come from all cultures and religions. " The Lasallian mission: human and Christian education. A shared mission.
Desde 1987, cuando ILISA fue fundada en Costa Rica, nuestra misión era clara: para ayudarle a alcanzar sus objetivos de aprendizaje mediante la creación de las condiciones ideales en las que aprender. Desde entonces, hemos trabajado duro para superar sus expectativas dentro y fuera del aula. En 2013 ILISA expandido sus operaciones en la Ciudad de Panamá para dar una nueva opción en América Central, pero siempre siguiendo la misma filosofía que la de Costa Rica. Combinamos altam… [+] ente motivado y bien entrenado, flexible y profesional, servicio de habitaciones confortables y bien equipadas instalaciones del alumno y del enfoque orientado a ayudarle a alcanzar sus metas. Es por eso que somos la única escuela de idiomas en América latina garantía su satisfacción. Aprender español y sumergirse en la cultura Capacitación intensiva de español para estudiantes motivados por el bien entrenados y experimentados maestros en instalaciones de primera clase Disfrutar De La Naturaleza Hay una gran variedad de tours y atracciones en Costa Rica entre los que elegir, incluyendo visitas a los volcanes, bosques tropicales, rafting, rutas de senderismo, surf y mucho más. Aprendizaje De Servicio El aprendizaje-servicio es una experiencia educativa en la que los estudiantes participan en actividades de servicio a la comunidad las actividades que cumplan con los reales de la comunidad las necesidades identificadas Programas hechos a la medida Nuestros programas le dan los españoles habilidades que necesitan para tener éxito en sus metas de la carrera.
Coined is a global organization leaders in Latin America on the International Education field. Our Spanish Schools located all over Latin America are the best option if you’re thinking on learning this fascinating language. We are passionate for what we do and our mission is to develop Life-Changing experiences. With that in mind we offer International experiences in the Education, Languages and Work fields. All of our programs are life-changing experiences and involve a… [+] full immersion whether taking a trip abroad or receiving someone from another culture. With Intercultural Centers in 47 cities in 14 Hispano American countries we are specialists in programs that have Spanish as the main ingredient. Our “Experiencias en Español” involve over 4000 participants per year. COINED Schools Our Spanish Schools located all over Latin America are the best option if you’re thinking on learning this fascinating language. From the main office all activities, syllabuses, promotions, advertising are coordinated and standardized. That allows us to monitor the process from the beginning to the end, and guarantees our participants the best quality service. We were born in 1971 organizing bilateral exchanges among German and Argentinean high school students. As time went by we became innovative offering intercultural exchanges when the transportation and communications weren't like today. We knew that by making these intercultural experiences possible we were collaborating with the construction of better world. Then we founded the first school for Spanish as a foreign language to promote the 3er largest language in the world and the first Latin American destination, Argentina. We expanded with new programs and destinations, specializing in programs in Español. Simultaneously we generated programs tailor made for Spanish and Latin American participants could live intercultural experiences all over the world. Including our work experience programs: volunteer and internships available in different countries of Latin America. Our strenghts We consolidated personal development, professional and intercultural of our programs' participants through a structure of our cultural centers and associate organizations worldwide. We renew Our commitment on offering the best quality servicer. As a result of our hard work and dedication we have active participation on the international education development along the most important organizations within the industry. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs to fit your passions Winterline Global Education offers skills-based gap, semester and summer programs for young adults with an adventurous spirit and an interest in the world around them. You will learn real-world skills to prepare you for college, life and career while traveling the world and exploring your passions. Produce a documentary film. Launch a business. Learn to scuba dive. Build a tiny house. Practice authentic Thai massage. These are just a few… [+] of the experiences you could have on our programs. Do something new. Learn by doing. Prepare for life. Welcome to Winterline Global Education! We are a unique and innovative global gap, semester and summer program organization, offering high school graduates and young adults the opportunity to step out of the ‘rush to and through college’ and explore what they really want to do with their lives. We believe that high school graduates are much better prepared for college – and for a career – when they take the time to explore and pursue a wide variety of possible interest and skills. What specific skills will students learn on the program? Winterline Global Education introduces students to a wide diversity of skills – but all of them very practical. Students learn life skills such as cooking, care giving and personal money management; job skills such as customer service and negotiation; communication skills such as effective public speaking and the making of digital media presentations. These are just a few examples of the core competencies students will learn while on the program. Here is a more detailed listing. How is the Winterline Global Skills Program different from other “gap" programs? Most “gap” or “bridge” year programs offer students the opportunity to volunteer in another country, or to “get to know themselves better” and “make a difference in the world.” As praise-worthy as these efforts are, at Winterline we feel that in order for young adults to actually offer something, they need to have the skills to do so. A gap experience is an extremely valuable time when students can lay a foundation for a successful college experience by gaining a diverse set of skills and being introduced to a wide range of job and career options. Add to this the value of international travel and exposure to global issues and concerns, and you have a program unlike any other. How will this program better prepare young adults for college or university? The Winterline Global Skills Programs offer very practical life and career building skills. They are not “college prep” programs offering coaching in academic subject areas, yet by giving students a chance to explore their interests, gain skills and consider career options, they enter college or university with a much clearer sense of direction and purpose. They know what they want to get out of life and they know how to get there. additional support and guidance in the college application and decision-making process. Are there any prerequisites to joining your program? There are no specific prerequisites to joining a Winterline Global Skills Program besides an inquisitive mind, a “can do” attitude, and a willingness to take risks, make mistakes, and grow through the process. Students are expected to be physically fit and flexible enough to meet the stresses and demands of traveling in the developing world. Do you have an age requirement? Applicants must be between 18 and 22 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2016.
The Latin University of Costa Rica is one of the pioneers in the development of Private Higher Education in the country. It is part of the largest network of worldwide known universities Laureate International Universities, which allows you to have contact with more than 80 universities and institutes of higher education in 28 countries around the world, and more than one million students for a training with a global vision. In over 25 years of experience, the Latin University… [+] of Costa Rica has shown great commitment to transform the country, both in education and in society. Today the Latin University of Costa Rica has more than 70 races, 7 Powers and 10 venues, and the Private University with the highest number of accredited courses with the National Accreditation System of Higher Education (SINAES): Bachelor of Public Relations. See Heredia. Bachelor and Bachelor of Business Administration. See Heredia Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems. See Heredia. Bachelor and Bachelor and Industrial Engineering with emphasis in Logistics, Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Moderna. See Heredia. Bachelor of Business Administration Hotel. See Heredia. Bachelor of Dentistry. See San Pedro. Bachelor Degree in Psychology and emphasizing Clinic. See San Pedro. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. See San Pedro. Degree in Civil Engineering. Locations: Heredia and San Pedro. Bachelor in Electronics and Communications Engineering. Degree in Electrical Engineering Automation and Control and Electronic Engineering degree in Telecommunications. See Heredia. Bachelor and Bachelor of Nursing. See San Pedro. Sign your interest in the continued pursuit of quality, many more are in the process of evaluation and self-assessment. Through teaching, research and extension, the Latin University of Costa Rica has graduated more than 70,000 professionals who contribute their knowledge to benefit the development of our nation. For the Latin University of Costa Rica, begins transforming a country support their education. MISSION Educate and inspire ethical leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators to integrate into the world and achieve full development. View Be the first university choice in Costa Rica for our academic excellence and leadership training with a global vision. Values Ethics Quality Solidarity Emprendedurismo internationality Technology and innovation Social Responsibility
ADEN is an international educational network accredited by ACBSP, whose main activity is its School of Business, founded in 1992. It is focused on the professional development of executives and business managers, both modality as e-learning; and currently it has 26 offices spread across 17 countries in Latin America and Europe. It relies on applied research conducted within the University Senior Management. Our headquarters is located in the Capital of the country, in… [+] the City of San José de Costa Rica, specifically in the buildings of Avenida Escazú. A commercial property where are located the largest and most recognized brands and companies; It has offices, offices, dining and entertainment areas. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS As part of the educational proposal for our Allumni we have developed a series of international workshops to be held in the following cities: Miami, Panama and Bogota. Globalization, competition and technology have blurred the boundaries of business. During the academic week, management tools that give harmony and synchronization between the different variables involved in the international concert business are provided. theory and practice in geopolitical, commercial, financial processes is integrated, and humane management of intercultural teams. What should be expected of this course is the vision of the direction, that is, the political decision about management decisions and operational decisions. The course will run from a dialogued exposure, with real examples and "live" from ideas, situations and planteos generated by students in real life, and connect with the concepts raised during the same course cases. The aim is to achieve a forum for dialogue, networking and exchange of new trends in the business world. The workshops are held in different cities and in different months: Panama, July Bogotá, month of September Miami, month of October
ADEN is an international educational network accredited by ACBSP, whose main activity is its Business School, Founded in 1992. It is focused on the professional development of executives and business managers, both modality as e-learning; and currently it has 26 offices spread across 17 countries in Latin America and Europe. It relies on applied research conducted within the University Senior Management. It also enjoys the endorsement of prestigious American and European… [+] universities to certify their training. It is characterized by the innovation of learning models aimed at the practical application and use of methodologies interactive, experiential and recreational classes by teachers who pass on their vast managerial experience and transfer best practices among companies throughout Latin America and Spain . EDUCATION ORIENTED PRACTICE The pioneer ADEN transfer system is different from traditional business schools, it emphasizes action-oriented learning, applying the theory to the world of business. 26 VENUES in 17 countries Advanced technology training programs with global vision THE BIGGEST BUSINESS NETWORK OF LATIN AMERICA Since its inception, ADEN was essential not only to expand their teaching methodology executives, but also prepare them to face an internationalized world. For this reason he decided to implement an educational network that allows each of its students to gain valuable experiences from other cultures who share the same language. MISSION Form business leaders through an international educational network for the study and application of the most advanced knowledge and management tools, based on a community of executives who promote the professional growth of its members and cooperate with improving the competitiveness of enterprises and development of the countries where ADEN is. VALUES Dignity: consider the person as an end in itself, recognizing its intrinsic value, their freedoms, rights and responsibilities. Solidarity assume the commitment to cooperate, through the educational role and actions of solidarity with the common good of those who live in countries where ADEN is. Consensus / Community: develop a sense of community among members of the group, made up of students, teachers and staff of ADEN Business School. Pragmatism: understand and promote the value of knowledge, theory and truth, with a practical approach, to contribute to the cultural development of the region and entrepreneur. Diversity: integrate and accommodate executives without differentiation of gender, nationality, race, religion, or political or ideological affinity.
Headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University, the mission of the University for Peace is: “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation a… [+] mong peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.” To ensure academic freedom, the University was established under its own Charter, approved by the General Assembly. UPEACE is not subject to UN regulations and is directed by its own Council of renowned personalities with expertise in peace and security matters. This has allowed the University to move rapidly and to innovate, focusing its new, rigorous academic programme on the fundamental causes of conflict through a multidisciplinary, multicultural-oriented approach. The wider mission of the University should be seen in the context of the worldwide peace and security objectives of the United Nations. The central importance of education, training and research in all their aspects to build the foundations of peace and progress and to reduce the prejudice and hatred on which violence, conflict and terrorism are based is increasingly recognized. The Charter of the University calls for UPEACE “to contribute to the great universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace”. Funding of UPEACE programmes comes from the support of a number of donor governments, foundations and institutions who believe in the mission of the University. Fundraising for an endowment fund is in progress. The vision of UPEACE is to become a network of collaborating UPEACE centres and activities in different regions, guided from its headquarters in Costa Rica and cooperating with a large number of universities, NGOs and other partners on education and research for peace. Then Charter of the University sets out in its appendix the following general principles: The persistence of war in the history of mankind and the growing threats against peace in recent decades jeopardize the very existence of the human race and make it imperative that peace should no longer be viewed as a negative concept, as the end of conflict or as a simple diplomatic compromise, but rather that it should be achieved and ensured through the most valuable and most effective resource that man possesses: education. Peace is the primary and irrevocable obligation of a nation and the fundamental objective of the United Nations; it is the reason for its existence. However, the best tool for achieving this supreme good for humankind, namely education, has not been used. Many nations and international organizations have attempted to attain peace through disarmament. This effort must be continued; yet facts show that man should not be too optimistic as long as the human mind has not been imbued with the notion of peace from an early age. It is necessary to break the vicious circle of struggling for peace without an educational foundation. This is the challenge that now faces all nations and all men as the twenty-first century approaches. The decision must be made to save the human race, which is threatened by war, through education for peace. If education has been the instrument of science and technology, there is all the more reason to use it to achieve this primary right of the human being.