Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

The Universidad Nacional (UNA), Costa Rica, is a higher education public institution established in 1973. It was founded on the educational experiences of the Escuela Normal (1914), addressed to the education of primary school teachers, and the Escuela Normal Superior (1968), committed to training teachers for secondary education schools. Currentlyit has almost 20.000 students. It is composed by 8 Colleges, 8 Campuses and 13 Research Institutes. They include all disciplinary fields and are located not only in the Central valley of the country but on the North, South and Caribbean regions.

The foregoing is reflected, among others, in 665 active projects and 26 indexed magazines, the vast majority of which respond to an opportunity, need or problem of a social group, the Costa Rican State and / or the productive sector and which also constitute an alternative space for the complementary training of the student population through the experiences and skills developed under the framework of these projects.

College of Earth and Sea Sciences:  School of Agricultural Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences

School of Geographical Sciences, Institute for Research and Forest Services (INISEFOR), Regional Institute in Toxic Substances (IRET), International Institute in Wildlife Management and Conservation (ICOMVIS), Center for Tropical Beekeeping Research (CINAT)

College of Exact and Natural Sciences:  School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry

College of Health Sciences:  School of VeterinaryMedicine

Other Research Centers

Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development of the Dry Tropics (CEMEDE)

Center for Water Resources in Central America and the Caribbean (HIDROCEC)

International Center of Economic Policy for Sustainable Development (CINPE)

Agreement(s) with Chinese Institutions:

South China Agricultural University

Fujian Oceanography Institute

Coastal and Ocean Management Institute, Xiamen University

Areas desired to cooperate:

Grains, vegetables and Fruit plantation and fresh-keeping technology, post-harvest technologies, biological pest control, quality assurance, food safety, sustainable agriculture, forestry management and technologies, industrialization of sub products from agriculture, precision agriculture, immunology and pathogenesis of Brucella, Clostridium and other veterinary and human bacterial pathogens, water management and efficiency, circular Economy, agricultural economics, beekeeping technologies.