Photo by Gerardo Romero
Ciudad Colón, 21 May, 2014. The University for Peace (UPEACE) celebrated the closing ceremony of the academic year 2014 on Friday, 23 May on the Rodrigo Carazo Odio Campus. Students from 45 countries, including 7 Costa Rican students, completed their studies.
The guest speaker at the ceremony was be Ms. Judy Cheng - Hopkings, Secretary General of the United Nations Peacebuilding Unit and member of the University Council.
Under the mandate of the United Nations, the University for Peace currently offers nine in-class Masters programmes, an on-line Masters and a Doctorate in the areas of Environment, Development and Peace, Gender, International Law and Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution.
With the support of the Inter-American Human Rights System, for this academic year 2014-2015 (beginning in August) UPEACE will offer two Masters in International Law in Spanish.
This year UPEACE was awarded the official certificate of accreditation by the SINAES, the Costa Rican System of accreditation, to four Masters in the areas of Natural Resources and Environmental Security. These are the only Masters in the country that hold official accreditation.