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University for Peace (University of the World)

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Description of University for Peace (University of the World)

  • Established: 1980
  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Language of instruction: English, Spanish
  • Number of students: 124
  • Type: state.

A proposal to create a University for Peace was put forward at the 33rd United Nations Assembly. The university board is composed of the Council of the University of the World, which consists of 15 people approved by the UN. The members of the Council are scientists, which allows the university to successfully develop and pay special attention to the analysis of the causes of international conflicts.

The University’s Charter states that it was created to “ provide humanity with an international higher education institution on peace issues and to strengthen the spirit of mutual understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all people to encourage cooperation between peoples and to help reduce obstacles and threats to international peace and progress in accordance with the noble goals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations. ”

The goal of the university is to minimize the spread of violence, conflict and terrorism by popularizing education, moral values, scientific and research activities.

The university exists on donations from organizations and foundations from around the world. In the future, it is planned to create branches of the University of the World in different countries with headquarters in Costa Rica.

Currently, university students and teachers are working to popularize education in Africa, plans to open peacekeeping centers in Geneva and The Hague, signed agreements on opening branches in Serbia, Colombia and Uruguay.

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  • World University diploma accredited by all countries of the UN General Assembly
  • University graduates undergo internships and find jobs in peacekeeping organizations, human rights organizations, and environmental communities
  • Successful students can be hired by intergovernmental organizations, including the UN
  • In 2014, the university was recognized by SINAES (National Costa Rican Accreditation Body)
  • Anyone can take peacekeeping courses at the university, listen to lectures on human rights, etc.
  • In 2012, the UNESCO Chair was established at the University of Peace.

Facilities and equipment at University for Peace (University of the World)

University campuses are located in a protected area rich in fauna - several hundred rare animals and birds are in the university reserve.

To achieve the learning objectives, students regularly attend conferences, participate in research, expeditions and disputes. In use is an extensive library, most of which are in Spanish.

The audience of the building is equipped with the necessary computer and presentation equipment.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

In order to become a student at the University of the World, an applicant must provide a certificate of higher education and a certificate of language courses at a sufficient level.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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