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Students’ Contributions are Acknowledged in International Competition

Manrique Vindas-Segura

This winning team is made up of students from three national public universities. They are Brenda Paola Miranda-Álvarez and Luis Jiménez-Quesada from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Edgard González-Coto and Mariela Vargas-Rojas from the...

UCR Will Have Its Own Radio Telescope to Explore the Cosmos

Manrique Vindas-Segura

The antenna is located at the UCR Experimental Farm of Santa Cruz (FESC), and it is administered by the University seat in Guanacaste.  The project is called “Radio Telescope at the Radio Observatory of Santa...

UCR Receives Funds from CABEI for a Clean Energy Project

César A. Parral

The resources will be used for the acquisition of the necessary photovoltaic equipment in the installation of solar energy generation storage systems.

According to the people in charge of the project, it is intended to...

UCR Researchers Receive Award for Study on Antiophidic Serum

César A. Parral

The winners are Dr. Guillermo León-Montero, Dr. José María Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Dr. Mariángela Vargas-Arroyo, M.Sc. Álvaro Segura-Ruiz, M.Sc. María Herrera-Vega and M.Sc. Mauren Villalta-Arrieta, all of them from the Technological Development Section of the ICP (SEDETEC),...

Germany Seeks to Expand Scientific Collaboration with the Country

César A. Parral

The German delegation consisted of Dr. Dietrich Halm, Director of International Cooperation of the German Foundation for Scientific Research for Latin America, (DFG), based in Bonn, and Kathrin Winkler, Director of the Foundation for Latin...

Costa Rica and Germany Sign Scientific Cooperation Agreement

César A. Parral

The agreement arose as a result of the visit of a high-level delegation headed by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Dr. Johanna Wanka, who visited Costa Rica between February 10 and 11,...

CONICIT Finances Projects for Reintegration of Doctors

César A. Parral

The purpose of the call is to encourage the incorporation of researchers (as) recently graduated at the doctoral level to the national scientific production sector, through the financing of projects in disciplines related to science...

Costa Rican University Students Win International Competition about Innovation

Manrique Vindas-Segura

This means that the Costa Rican team surpassed university teams from countries such as the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Panama in this important innovation competition.

The winning team is made up of students from...

UCR Research Centers Lead Production Chains

Manrique Vindas-Segura

The National Center for Food Science and Technology (CITA), the Research Center for Natural Products (CIPRONA), and the Pharmaceutical Research Institute (INIFAR), all attached to UCR, are part of national working groups...

New Collaboration Projects with Max Planck Institutes

César A. Parral

These initiatives are part of the agreement between Max-Planck Gesellschaft, the National Rectors’ Council (CONARE) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), signed in January this year.

The authorities, officials,...

UCR Contributes to WHO Declaration on Ophidian Accidents

Pablo Mora-Vargas, Rectory UCR

This initiative was led by the representation of Costa Rica fore that body attached to the United Nations (UN), through efforts made from the Ministry of Health (MS) in our country.

The efforts...

International Project Seeks to Reduce Contamination by Pesticides

César A. Parral

The initiative is called "Knowledge for Pesticides Control" (KNOW PEC), and it has as its main objective the creation of a multidisciplinary research network to learn about pesticide contamination and control its impacts on aquatic...

New Biotechnology to Treat Diseases and Improve Crops

César A. Parral

The presentation was made within the context of the forum "Editing of genomes in tropical crops: perspectives for developing countries" on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the auditorium of the National Rectors’ Council (CONARE)...

Experts Seek Strategies to Fight Tomato Disease

César A. Parral

The Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV), transmitted by the whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), is present in several countries of the world, and for some years now also in Costa Rica.

In our country, the virus...

Photo Book Compiles Wonders of Cocos Island

Manrique Vindas-Segura

It is a work that collects artistic photographs of the marine depths that surround the island taken by different professional photographers.

A total of 19 national and foreign photographers captured the high quality images; among...