IMPORTANT NOTICE! UPEACE 2018-2019 application deadline extended until JUNE 1

27 Apr 2018  The deadline to apply for the academic year 2018-2019 at the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica has been EXTENDED especially for interested students from Europe.


Their applications will be accepted until June 1st, 2018 if they register directly via UPEACE Centre The Hague (UPH).


By filing their application via UPH, students from Europe will benefit from a 30% REDUCTION on their application fee!

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Studying at the University of Peace in Costa Rica: A tropical gateway to the UN

27 Apr 2018   

Interview with UPH chairman Robert Serry following his visit to Costa Rica's University of Peace  

An international university devoted to peace and conflict management studies on top of a lush, green, tropical mountain: that is the unusual setting of the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica

Robert Serry, the new chairman of UPEACE Centre The Hague (UPH) – which represents the University in Europe – was there and shares his experiences. He returned with a special deal for students from Europe: a big reduction on the tuition fee, alongside the possibility for an internship with the United Nations.

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The Gaza Aquifer: A Dramatic Example of Failing Water Diplomacy

22 Feb 2018  In line with UPH’s focus on water diplomacy issues, UPH Chairman Robert Serry took part in the Water & Peace Seminar organized by the IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education. In a keynote speech on 18 January 2018, he offered a “diplomat’s perspective” on transboundary water diplomacy, focusing on the water and sanitation crisis in Gaza.

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Peace and Conflict Studies
The Peace and Conflict Studies Programme focuses largely on the dynamics between local, national and international dimensions of conflicts and peacebuilding efforts.  ›
Water and Peace
The objective of the Water and Peace Programme is to raise awareness and increase the knowledge about the mechanisms and processes which lead to water conflicts in the developing world.  ›
Business and Peace
The Business and Peace Programme addresses the potential role businesses can play, while operating in conflict affected areas and fragile countries. ›

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About UPEACE Costa Rica

The University for Peace (UPEACE) was created in 1980 as a Treaty Organization within the framework of the United Nations to support the central peace and security objectives of the UN. Its mission is to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace.
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UPH's new chairman Robert Serry

The new chairman of UPEACE Centre The Hague (UPH), Dutch former UN diplomat Robert Serry, has laid out his ambitions for UPH: to promote learning programmes in conflict management studies that bring together both academicians and practitioners.
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Application for UPEACE Costa Rica 2018-2019 extended until June 1, 2018

Students from Europe have until June 1st to apply for the academic year 2018-2019, if they apply via the UPEACE Centre The Hague
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