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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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Entre las Américas / Between the Americas -- Building Our Nation: The Contributions of the Afro Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica

We are pleased to invite you to the following session of the lecture series "Entre las Américas / Between the Americas".

On Januar 17th, 2018 at 6 p.m. Rina Cáceres-Gomez of the Universidad de Costa Rica will hold the presentation "Building Our Nation: The Contributions of the Afro Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica".

The lecture will take place in room 15/128 (EW building).

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Cooperation with the International Chair of African and Caribbean Studies at the UCR

From 17 to 18 January Rina Cáceres-Gomez from the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) visited the University of Osnabrück (UOS) at the invitation of the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA) and the Costa Rica Center (CRC). On Wednesday, the holder of the International Chair of African and Caribbean Studies at the UCR spoke on the topic "Building Our Nation: The Contributions of the African Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica" as part of the lecture series "Entre las Américas / Between the Americas". In addition, discussions were held between Prof. Dr. med. Peter Schneck, expert in American Studies and the director of the CRC, Dr. med. Susanne Müller-Using for the further expansion of the technical cooperation between faculties 3 and 7 of the UOS and the international Chair for African and Caribbean Studies at the UCR.

Visit and guest lecture from Prof. Dr. Héctor Pérez-Brignoli (UCR)

From the 11th to the 15th of December, Héctor Perez-Brignoli from the Universidad de Costa Rica with invitation from the Costa Rica Center will visit the University of Osnabrück. On Tuesday, the historian will hold a presentation titled "The Costa Rican Way: Education, Social Reform and the Rule of Peace" for the Costa Rican Center's lecture series "Entre las Américas / Between the Americas". The lecture will take place at 6 pm in room 15/128 (Seminarstraße 15). On Wednesday at 10 a.m Pérez-Brignoli will present "Narrative and the Writing of History" in the Goethe Seminar from Prof. Dr. med. Christoph König (Room 22/215, Heger-Tor-Wall 14). In addition, Pérez-Brignoli will participate in further workshops and holds talks to expand cooperation between the two universities.

Inauguration of the first Costa Rica Center's branch office in Costa Rica

The official inauguration of the first Costa Rica Center's (CRC) branch office in Costa Rica took place on October 2nd, 2017. The office is located in the main building of the Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE) in San José. Among the many participants was the scientific director of the CRC, Dr. phil. Susanne Müller-Using, together with the Vice-president of the University of Osnabrück, Thomas Bals. Other guests were the German embassador in Costa Rica, Ingo Winkelmann, the Rector of the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Julio Calvo in representation of CONARE, the representative of the CRC in Costa Rica, José Joaquín Chaverri, the director of the Centro Nacional de Computación Avanzada (CeNAT), Eduardo Sibaja, and the director of the PRIAS Lab from CeNAT, Cornelia Miller.

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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.