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About the UCI

The University for International Cooperation (UCI) was born in Costa Rica in 1994, as a response to the need of the Latin American and Caribbean region to have professionals with inter- and multidisciplinary training, to effectively face multifaceted challenges and dilemmas. of the complexity of the modern world, under the concepts of sustainability, regeneration, conservation and globalization.

UCI is clear about its responsibility to contribute to training leaders who promote an intelligent global society, capable of addressing reality with a holistic vision, more integrative of different knowledge: academic and scientific rigor on which the paradigms of scientific development are based. -current technological, but with values ​​and attitudes that build social responsibility, balance with nature and the formation of a more supportive and more inclusive society. The UCI adopted and promoted virtual and blended learning models before the movement became a mass phenomenon.


+5500 graduates out of 54

different countries


Our reputation is

of World class


Teachers with

proven experience


Studying at the UCI is a

smart investment

We create innovative opportunities for education, research and cooperation for the development of societies with universal ethics
UCI will be a universal reference in promoting knowledge for regenerative development.
A truly innovative methodology
UCI has based its educational system on a pioneer model of competency-based teaching, inclusive of virtual education (e-learning), the use of ICT, and an offer inspired by the new challenges demanded by sustainable development.
The largest educational network in Latin America
UCI offers its students different scenarios to create a more enjoyable and effective learning process. UCI's educational model also offers a unique training methodology with the blended Leaming system
Rector's message

Dear great UCI family:

The entire world is facing enormous challenges not only environmentally, but also politically and socially, all of this has to do with the fact that we are in an accelerated process of planetary collapse.
For more than 15 years at UCI we have been working on solutions to return living conditions to the planet, we have developed innovative programs worldwide that allow us to train professionals who are capable of leading and addressing solutions to these current challenges and futures.
Together we can regenerate the living conditions of the planet again.

"At UCI, we join forces to face global challenges. With 30 years of experience in professional training and international cooperation projects, we are committed to regenerating and revitalizing our planet. Join us in this vital mission, together we can transform challenges into opportunities to regenerate the conditions of life on Earth."

Eduard Müller
Rector of the University for International Cooperation

Accreditations and recognitions

National and International Cooperations

Commercial agreements

Research, extension and linkage

At the University for International Cooperation (UCI) we are committed to taking the university beyond the classroom, focusing our research efforts on the implementation of regeneration, the promotion of social well-being and the solution of real problems. Through the application of knowledge obtained in research to specific situations, UCI plays an active role in promoting innovation, regenerative development and improving the quality of life both locally and globally. Our applied research provides the university community with the opportunity to acquire practical skills, preparing themselves to face real-world challenges and become agents of change in their respective areas.
We conceive extension as a dynamic process of dialogue of knowledge, recognizing different forms of knowledge, where exchange and communication between university and community (global and local) is vital for the construction of knowledge.
UCI, through various initiatives and projects, as well as participation in networks and work committees, remains in constant communication with various actors at a local and global level.

Main projects with research components developed in the last three years:

National and Local Scope Projects
Innovative Curriculum for Latin America to Build Capacity in HEIs to Prevent Obesity: Inter-university cooperation project funded by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Commission with the aim of increasing the skills of teachers and students of Higher Education Institutions in the field of health promotion in Latin America for the purposes of obesity prevention and mental health promotion.
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