University of Costa Rica


University of Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR)
urbanizacion alma mater
San Jose
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The University of Costa Rica is made up of a community of professors, students and administrators, all dedicated to teaching, research and social action. The University of Costa Rica's efforts are aimed at promoting the advancement of knowledge and responding effectively to the needs generated by the integral development of society, offering excellence in the training of professionals who, in turn, act as agents of change.

Sustainability at UCR

The Center for Research and Studies for Sustainable Development (CIEDES) is a multidisciplinary unit dedicated to research and study of the structure, processes and results of the interaction between societies and the environment, with the purpose of determine fair mechanisms that allow the integral development of the human being, promoting at the same time the recovery or conservation of ecosystems and natural geosystems, under a perspective of long-term coexistence. The general objective of CIEDES is to promote and develop interdisciplinary research and studies on socioeconomic and technological development processes and their interactions with the natural environment in order to search for feasible solutions to meet the needs of present generations without compromising the possibilities of future generations. to meet your own needs

The center aims to be the benchmark in terms of the promotion and dissemination of the culture of sustainable development to have a national and international impact as an agent of change in socioeconomic and technological development for the efficient, effective and sustainable use of resources and to be a research center that promotes multi and interdisciplinary work in an attempt to find viable solutions to harmonize social, economic and industrial development with natural systems and guarantee the well-being of future generations.

Find out more about the Center for Research and Studies for Sustainable Development.

Learn about SD and Research Actions at the Research Portal of UCR.

The University of Costa Rica leads SDG 15 of the IAU Cluster on HESD. 

Latest update: 05/25/2023