Universidad de Costa Rica

About Universidad de Costa Rica

The Universidad de Costa Rica (U.C.R.) and the Psychological Research Institute (IIP) at U.C.R, are honored to be hosting the IACCP Regional Conference in July, 2019.

The University was founded more than 70 years ago, and it is the largest and most prestigious university and research center in the country.  It offers  more  than  250  undergraduate  programs,  as  well  as  over  450  postgraduate  study  programs.  Our  leadership  in  academic  studies  and  research efforts in the region, combined with our modern and highly sophisticated conference facilities, allow  us  to  proudly offer  an ideal venue to host the 2019 Regional Conference.  We extend to all of you our most heartfelt “Bienvenida” (Welcome).

¡¡Pura Vida Costa Rica!!*

(*Our National way of greeting each other, which means Pure Life).

Website: www.ucr.ac.cr

What is UCR?


The University of Costa Rica main campus and facilities are located in the Capital City of San José.  It has excellent access through public transportation (public buses and train system), and private transportation (taxi and airport shuttle services) as well.  The Juan Santamaria International Airport is located 20 km west of downtown San José.

Croquis campus UCR

The UCR offers accommodations for informal social interactions.  Our University offers three different campuses; two of them will serve as seat for the Conference and the third campus offers sports facilities that will allow enjoying physical activity in the midst of an exuberant natural environment.

In addition, the city of San Pedro, site of our university, offers a great variety of commercial establishments for shopping or leisure time and San José, the capital, is less than 4 miles away.

La fuente (Main Campus)

Social Sciences Faculty

Social Sciences Faculty
Social Sciences Faculty

Psychology Research Institute (IIP)