Vice Rector’s Office for Research

Functions of the Vice Rector for Research

In compliance with the Article No. 51 of the Organic Statute, the specific functions of the Vice Rector for Research are the following:

  • To supervise, coordinate and stimulate university research.
  • To ensure that research is not subordinate to foreign interests nor to those that obstruct the development of Costa Rica in any way. Research carried out in academic units and institutes may include both the basic one, in which the free and creative attitude of the researcher is exposed, as well as the practice aimed at developing a technology of its own in each field.
  • To ensure that research is coordinated with teaching and social action programs.
  • To act as hierarchical superior of the Library, Documentation and Information System (SIBDI).
  • To approve research programs proposed by the Regional Campuses, after consultation with the corresponding academic units of the main campus. These will have a period of fifteen days to attend the Vice Rector.


Dr. Fernando García Santamaría

Position: Vice Rector for Research
Phone: (506) 2511-4305
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Licda. Rina Solano Retana

Position: Secretary: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (506) 2511-4305/1405