One of the objetives of the Fundación ProSur
development of higher education in the Zona Sur, and as part of
objective and mission, is to establish a quality-based
university, particularly a Graduate School.
That is, an institution focused on a few disciplines and carried
a selected group of professors committed to
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The background of the project.
The project to establish a first rank
this part of
the country, dates back to 1979. At that time, Fritz
general manager for Compañia Bananera de Costa Rica (a division
offered the Univ. of Kansas several administrative buildings in
Golfito, but this institution in turn suggested to be offered to
University of Costa Rica. The directors of the Instituto
Tropicales served as liaison between all parties to get the
Several years passed until the donation materialized, prompted
general strike of 1984. A couple years later, the
Tropicales started operating in these facilities.
Due to the fact that neither the Univ. of Kansas, nor the Univ.
Costa Rica showed any serious interest in getting involved in
higher education to locals in Golfito, the directors and
the Tropical Studies decided to take matters in their own hands
established the Fundacion
Universidad de Golfito (now, Fundación ProSur)
purpose of the Foundation was to establish a university, to
research, the conservation of natural resources, the promote
culture and the arts. Thus, the Universidad del
responds to one of the Foundation objectives. Several academic programs
are planned in
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Last updated: 10 January, 2012