As an autonomous institution of higher education, the University of Costa Rica
is integrated by a community of professors, students and administrative staff, dedicated to teaching, research, outreach, study, meditation, artistic creation and dissemination of knowledge.
There are different conceptions about the mission that a university must meet. For the University of Costa Rica, the primary activity should be aimed at promoting the advancement of knowledge at its best, and respond effectively to the needs generated by the comprehensive development of society.
From this perspective, its continuous production allows to reach levels of excellence in the training of professionals who, in turn, act as diffusers and change agents in the general community.