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UPEACE Institute in January

For more information see : http://www.upeace.org/academic/training/institute/

crosslisted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Following extensive positive feedback from participants of the UPEACE June Institute, the University for Peace is proud to announce the opening of a second round of Institute courses from 17th January to 04th February, 2011

The UPEACE January Institute will consist of three, two and one-week short courses that will be taught by resident UPEACE faculty and international professionals with extensive expertise in diverse areas.

Set in the serene campus of the university, the UPEACE January Institute offers the opportunity, in the month of January, for participants from diverse backgrounds to take part in a rich educational experience in the beautiful tropical country of Costa Rica, a country that has opted not to have an army and holds an impressive environmental record.

Why Attend the Institute?

Uniquely Diverse Community: The UPEACE community is comprised of over 180 students, 80 staff and 25 resident faculty from over 70 countries. All of them are dedicated to building peace and creating positive social change. This unique and multicultural population is one of the most diverse and inspiring in the world.

Quality of Teaching: Imagine having classes taught by today's leading minds from countries like Sudan, Egypt, the Philippines, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Colombia, India, France, El Salvador, United States of America or Switzerland. They bring to their classrooms real life experiences, along with academic rigor and interactive participatory learning.

Practitioner-Based Approach: Institute courses are designed to be participatory, hands-on, and relevant to working professionals and the issues they face.

Location: The UPEACE campus is situated on 300 hectares of natural reserve in the mountains of Costa Rica.

Graduate Credit: Participants have the option to take courses for credit.

Whether you are a graduate student, nonprofit leader, business executive, educator, UN staff member, diplomat, or interested professional, we welcome your participation and look forward to engaging with you.

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