Organization

University for Peace

Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica | http://www.upeace.org
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Joined in June 2006

About Us

ABOUT UPEACE

The University for Peace (UPEACE) was created in December 1980 through an International Agreement adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations pursuant to it Resolution 35/55. As a result, it possesses a unique global legal authorization to inter alia grant Master's and Doctoral degrees.

It is a unique international institution with more than 60 nationalities represented among faculty, staff, and the student body. Located in the hills of Ciudad Colon, our beautiful and multicultural campus overlooks Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

The mission of the University is “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress as well as fair education, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”

OUR PROGRAMMES

UPEACE offers Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programmes in:

  • International Law and Human Rights
  • International Law and the Settlement of Disputes
  • Gender and Peacebuilding
  • International Peace Studies
  • Peace Education
  • Media and Peace
  • Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development
  • Environment, Development and Peace
  • Conflict Resolution, Peace and Development (taught in Spanish)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (Doctoral Degree)

THE UPEACE EXPERIENCE

The University continues its pursuit of academic excellence through the systematic and critical study, understanding, and analysis of the causes of multiple problems affecting human and global well-being. Through its rich Faculty body of Resident and Visiting Professors, UPEACE trains future leaders for peace to explore and formulate strategies and practices in various contexts to address such problems and contribute to the processes of peacebuilding and peace formation. The UPEACE Experience is experiential and unique, empowering, transformative and cultivates critical thinking in its students.

ABOUT UPEACE

The University for Peace (UPEACE) was created in December 1980 through an International Agreement adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations pursuant to it Resolution 35/55. As a result, it possesses a unique global…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • International Relations

Location & Contact

  • +506-2205-9000
  • admissions@upeace.org
  • P.O. Box 138-6100
    Ciudad Colón
    CR

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