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UCR internationalization allows to:

• link our university (its staff and students, its programs, methodologies, projects, and ways of doing things) with other nations, people, cultures, institutions, resources, ideas, knowledge, and services;

• cover UCR’s international, intercultural and global dimension in the objectives, teaching / learning strategies, research and teaching.

• Participate in agreements and international networks that allow productive relations of exchange, academic collaboration and training, as well as the joint production of knowledge.

• Count on a large number of international partners,

• have academic and student mobility,

• promote the interculturality of people's and disciplinary cultures, and

• take advantage of the conditions of an increasingly globalized world.


Internationalization in Figures


414 academic cooperation agreements in force.

293 international institutions have an academic link with UCR.

41 countries have cooperative links with UCR.

223 scholarship holders are completing graduate studies abroad.

250 teachers-researchers from counterpart universities have visited UCR.

54 short-stay scholarships have been granted to UCR teaching and administrative staff.

110 visitors made academic and research internships at UCR.

119 UCR regular students carried out academic internships abroad.

332 foreign students were received at UCR.


The Office of International Affairs and External Cooperation (OAICE), is the dependency of the Rectory that is responsible for promoting the academic development of the institution by adhering to the opportunities that arise from the internationalization of higher education. It manages the training of teachers and senior officials abroad, promoting mobility in all its forms; teachers and students. 

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