UPMUNC 2013 : The Path to Peace in an Increasingly Connected Global Society

 March 5, 2013: UPEACE News

The 11th Annual University for Peace Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC) took place February 28- March 2nd on the UPEACE main campus in El Rodeo, Costa Rica. This year’s theme, The Path to peace in an increasingly connected global society received a considerable amount of time and attention.
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UPEACE Launches an Online Campaign to Raise Funds for a Tuition Scholarship

Feb. 22, 2013: UPEACE News

The University for Peace is pleased to announce its first online campaign to raise funds for a tuition scholarship. The “UPEACE Scholarship Fund” is an initiative led by the Alumni Affairs Unit from the University for Peace using Indiegogo as a platform for its campaign.
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UPEACE Launches a Free APP Developed for Windows 8

Jan. 24, 2013: UPEACE News

UPEACE announced the first APP developed for Windows 8 or Windows RT. “A Glossary of Peace and Conflict Terms” includes the most commonly used terms in this specific area, and provides, for those interested in the subject, a good understanding of the terminology commonly used in a simple manner. More than 100 terms are described.
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Focus on Central America: University of Peace

Feb 24, 2009: QS TopGradSchool

As the world of global postgraduate education grows ever more competitive, how do universities stand out from the crowd? Just as graduates need to gain that advantageous edge over their counterparts, so too do universities, as year upon year, they vie for the most sought after of prizes – student enrolments.

One university has found that edge. No, its masters degrees don’t rank in the Times Higher – QS World University Rankings, nor does it boast campuses around the world. Instead it’s doing its own thing and getting recognition for it. Situated in the Central American country of Costa Rica, 20 miles west of the capital city San Jose, is the University for Peace, or UPeace, as it is known affectionately by staff and students.
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The University for Peace

January 2, 2009: BBC World Service

Situated about 20 miles west of Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, the United Nation’s institution dedicated to the most elusive of global ambitions is perched some 800 metres above sea level at the end of a precarious, snaking and dusty road.

On the rocky road to UPEACE you pass through some of the most fabulous countryside Central America has to offer. As the road winds steeply uphill you might see Nicaraguan labourers lugging heavy sacks of coffee beans while anyone who braves the drive must negotiate local kids on BMX bikes shepherding skinny cattle.
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