Education 2.0 – Planning your trip


The United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. UPEACE is only university in the United Nations system authorized to offer academic degrees in the field of peace and conflict studies.

Located in Costa Rica, within the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education was launched to deliver dynamic workshops, seminars and training courses.


Education 2.0: Teaching in a Fast-Changing World

Course dates:

July 11 to 15, 2016; 9am-4:15pm daily (with some exceptions for field visits)

Contact information:

  • Centre for Executive Education:
  • Costa Rica’s country code is (506)
  • Julia Delafield’s cell phone: 8706-7288 (contact person)
  • The Centre’s line at UPEACE: 2205-9052

How to get to UPeace Campus

  • A University for Peace bus will start a Forum in Lindora and pass through Ciudad Colon. If you are in interested in using this bus just let us know and we will send you specific details shortly before the course begins.

Logisitical Information:

  • When purchasing your airline ticket, select the airport code SJO (San José, Costa Rica)
  • At the airport, take the official airport taxis (orange) to the hotel with the directions provided above.  During the week, transportation between UPEACE and Ciudad Colon will be provided.
  • Hotel Posada Canal Grande
    Telephone number: (506) 2282-4101
    Directions in Spanish for a cab driver: Piedades de Santa Ana.  Tomar la carretera 27 hacia Caldera y tomar la salida hacia Ciudad Colón/Puriscal.  En el Bar La Oveja Negra (primera intersección después del peaje) doblar a la izquierda y seguir unos 500mts.  El hotel se encuentra a mano derecha; misma entrada con aguja amarilla que el Restaurante DaMarco.
  • Villa Colón Hotel
    Telephone number: (506) 2249-3076
    Directions in Spanish for a cab driver: Ciudad Colón, centro. Del Supermercado “Super Mora” (en la esquina suroeste del parque) 500mts hacia el oeste. Llegará a un costado de la cancha de Fútbol, portón azul a mano izquierda.


Below are a number of short readings related to the Education 2.0 course. Please feel free to browse them or begin reading before the class. You’ll also receive a printed version when you arrive at UPEACE.

Open enrollment courses by the UPEACE Centre: Click here

The Centre’s Team: Click here