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Welcome at the Costa Rica Center!

The Costa Rica Center aims at the transdisciplinary, international and intercultural scientific exchange between Germany and Costa Rica. The Center is mainly devoted to the research on future-oriented, value-based, 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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Germany will provide 15 million euros for Costa Rica to mitigate and adapt to climate change

During the visit to Costa Rica, minister Barbara Hendricks, from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety (BMUB) of the Federal Republic of Germany, announced a strong support of 15 million euros for work on mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Costa Rica was announced.

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Peace Talks 2017 in Osnabrück

Schooling and education have a high priority en Costa Rican policies. After the abolition of the armed forces in the constitution of 1949, it was decided that the military financing was going to be invested in schools and education. ¿Can Costa Rica be considered a model in Latin America for the development of a sustainable, humanist and social path?

Invitation (in german)

Press release (in german)


Costa Rica's President, Luis Guillermo Solís, mentioned the University of Osnabrück as an important partner for Costa Rica during his presidential report

The President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, mentioned the University of Osnabrück as an important partner in the creation of a Dual Educational Model in Costa Rica.

Read more here (in spanish)

The 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 the country of Costa Rica for years. For further details on the Sievert Foundation, please click on the link above.