University of Costa Rica

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FormationAugust 26, 1940
HeadquartersCosta Rica
University in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America

The University of Costa Rica is a public university in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America. Its main campus, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, is located in San Pedro Montes de Oca, in the province of San José. It is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Costa Rica, originally established as the Universidad de Santo Tomás in 1843. It is also the most important research university in the country and Central America and is counted among the most prestigious universities of Latin America. Approximately 45,000 students attend UCR throughout the year.


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Carlos Alvarado Quesada14 January 1980Costa RicaPoliticianThe President of Costa Rica since 2018; graduate of WEF/Young Global Leaders 2019