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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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Costa Rica: Research excursions, internships, seminars

Lecturers and students of the Institute of Romance and Latin Studies want to introduce you to cooperations and projects of their institute with the Costa Rica Center of the University of Osnabrück and with different Universities in Costa Rica and take you on a photo trip to bring you closer to the country, its people and its nature. For students, there will also be information about possible internships and research stays in Costa Rica.

All interested are sincerely welcome !!!


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Andrea Pešková

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CONARE & DFG: New Cooperation for Research!

Initiation of international cooperation between DFG and the Costa Rican National Council of University Rectors (CONARE)

Press release: Costa Rican-German Collaboration in Research
Further reading (German only): DFG nimmt Kontakt in Costa Rica wieder auf

International University Partnership Inaugural Event: San Jose, CR

The Costa Rica Center is happy to announce the successful inaugural event of the new international and interinstitutional partnership project "Values and Human Rights Education in Higher Teacher Education", funded by the DAAD, at the Universidad de Costa Rica - INIE on Tuesday, April 3rd. The partnership is composed of the Universität Osnabrück, the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, as well as experts from the Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos - IIDH (Costa Rica), the German Institute of Human Rights - (GIHR) and Novamerica (Brazil). This inaugural event was initiated with the rich, informative and inspiring conference talk led by Novamerica's expert Susana Sacavino on "Education of Human Rights: Pedagogies from the South", fostering a rich discussion among academics and students alike.

Linguistic Excursion to Costa Rica

On 21.03.2018 at 18:00 an event will be held at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) with experts from the University of Osnabrück in the context of the internationalization processes of the Institute for Language Research and the Postgraduate Program for Linguistics at the UCR.

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.