Central America is waking up to the reality that it can no longer continue to dodge the need to invest in education. Illiteracy and educational poverty are some of the punishments for population of an economy that is based on knowledge.
Craig Barrett, president of Intel, said at the the First Innovation Congress of the Digital Government that was held in the city of San Jose "that a successful country is one that has intelligent people because it constantly invests in education improvement (...) brilliant people and ideas attract more companies to the country, and an intelligent government guarantees conditions that are ideal for companies to invest in its workers and territory."
The Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC, University of San Carlos of Guatemala) was one of the earliest universities to be founded in the Americas. It was decreed a university on January 31, 1676 by royal command of King Charles II of Spain. It had previously been known as the Escuela de Santo Tomás (School of Saint Thomas), founded in 1562 by the priest Francisco Marroquín. The University finally gained international acceptance by Official Decree from Pope Innocent XI, on June 18, 1687.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (502) 6631 8316
The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, founded in Costa Rica in 1994, is an “open multiple space”. To comply with this ambitious idea, we define and promote, in a permanent way, the most recent tendencies and dynamics in the world of contemporary art and design throughout the Central American region, thus reinforcing their links within the Latin American and International context.
Operates in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2257 7202