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Welcome at the Costa Rica Center of the Osnabrück University!

The Costa Rica Center aims at the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural scientific exchange between Germany and Costa Rica. The Center is mainly devoted to the research on future-oriented, intercultural and social issues and tasks, focusing primarily on the following fields: teaching and education, peace, economy, environment, biodiversity and sustainability.

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Who we are

Team Costa Rica

  • systematization and reporting
  • distribution of funding
  • managing the network


Research Unit Costa Rica

  • active UOS researchers only
  • graduate students involved in specific projects


Networking Costa Rica

  • extended network: exchange and contact with other members who have a strong interest in the work of the Costa Rica Center
  • interested students and researchers
  • Costa Rican researchers and collaboration partners
  • Alumni


Latest news

Project work on the Ecosystem Páramos, Costa Rica

For two months at the end of 2023, the student assistant Sebastian Holt was responsible for the creation of various analog and digital media. His work included literature research, editing illustrations, photographs and videos as well as preparing specialist information from a biological didactic perspective. With the help of the materials created and the associated final thesis, a book exposé on the topic of "Ecosystems of Costa Rica - A multimedia excursion guide" is to be produced in the medium term.


The project was supported by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture.

Field report

Symposium in Costa Rica - CoRiVET

At the end of November 2023, a team from vocational and business education was in Costa Rica as part of CoRiVET, with the main aim of holding the second forum on VET research. There were various networking activities and joint meetings of the actors involved in the planned cooperation agreement on VET research in Costa Rica. Through this visit, a contribution was made to promote joint networks with academic and non-academic stakeholders, build up resources for VET research and promote research activities in VET.

The stay of the team was supported by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture with a travel grant. 

Field report Angles, Field Report Bals, Field Report Porcher, Field Report Rommel

Lecture planning and network meetings in Osnabrück

At the end of September 2023, Daniel Láscarez Smith from UTN Costa Rica visited the University of Osnabrück. The aim of this visit was the detailed planning and coordination with the project team CoRiVET for the international DGFE congress in Halle in March 2024, where he will also be giving a lecture.

In addition, concepts for a new project proposal were made and he was able to successfully defend his dissertation.

The stay was supported by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture with a travel grant.

Field report

Team Costa Rica / networking

Esteban Duran-Delgado, management p.p.

International Office
Neuer Graben 27
49074 Osnabrück

Consultation any time by email. Personal appointments upon request.


Andrea Katz

International Office
Neuer Graben 27
49074 Osnabrück



Research unit Costa Rica

Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Karsten Müller

School of Human Sciences

Focus on work and organizational psychology

Room: 15/231

Phone: +49 (0)541 969-4701



Dr. rer. nat. Florian Fiebelkorn

School of biology/chemistry

On researchgate

Room 35/140

Phone: +49 541 969-3511

Representative of the Costa Rica Center in Costa Rica

S.E. José Joaquín Chaverri Sievert

Ambassador of Costa Rica ret.

Phone:    +506 8563-1187



The Costa Rica Center's sponsors


The Costa Rica Center is sponsored by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture (Sievert Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Kultur), which has been supporting the University of Osnabrück and Costa Rica for years.


For further details, please visit the website of the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture (in german).