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  • 1. Welcome to The University of Iberoamérica -UNIBE- “ Making a difference every day” www.unibe.ac.cr
  • 2. <ul><li>Universidad de Iberoamerica-UNIBE is a private, non-profit higher education institution located in San Jose, Costa Rica </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>University of Iberoamerica -UNIBE specializes in health sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>Its mission has been the search for excellence in health science education through innovative learning strategies and practices with the use of modern technology in accordance with national and international standards. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>UNIBE has been authorized to operate and has been accredited by CONESUP (National Council on Private Higher Education) a Costa Rican government agency of the ministry of Education, that regulates higher private education in Costa Rica. </li></ul><ul><li>By the National System of Accreditation for Higher Education (SINAES, Costa Rica) –School of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>World Health Organization (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Veterans Affairs (School of Pharmacy) </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>UNIBE embodies its founding principles in respecting the diversity of the college community, promoting leadership roles among students, while committing to the common wellbeing of individuals and communities with ethical respect and professionalism. </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>CHANCELLOR: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Israel Hernández-Morales </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D. in Law </li></ul><ul><li>Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>VICE-CHANCELLOR /PROVOST </li></ul><ul><li>DEAN OF PSYCHOLOGY: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Roberto Rodríguez-Barquero </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D. in Educational Psychology &amp; Research </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Kansas, USA </li></ul>UNIBE has a prestigious group of professionals in different areas, which guarantee the institution&apos;s professional strength and academic quality.
  • 7. Programs <ul><li>Today, UNIBE offers BA, “licenciado”, MA and Ph.D. degrees in 4 areas of specialty: </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>- A licenciate degree in Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>- M.A. in Health Care Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D. program in Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences in conjunction with </li></ul><ul><li>Salamanca University, Spain. </li></ul>
  • 9. Pharmacy <ul><li>- B.A. in Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>- Licenciate degree </li></ul>
  • 10. Nursing <ul><li>- B.A. in Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>- Licenciate degree in Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>- M.A. in Intensive Care in Nursing </li></ul>
  • 11. Psychology <ul><li>- B.A. in Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>- M.A. in School Psych </li></ul><ul><li>- M.A. in Clinical Psych </li></ul><ul><li>- M.A. in Forensic Psych </li></ul><ul><li>- Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology, </li></ul><ul><li>in conjunction with Salamanca </li></ul><ul><li>University </li></ul>
  • 12. Clinical Neuropsychology Ph.D. program
  • 13. Psychology Clinic
  • 14. Psychology Clinic
  • 15. Psychology Clinic
  • 16. Enrollment <ul><li>The University keeps a yearly average enrollment of about 1700 regular students and 300 faculty members. </li></ul><ul><li>UNIBE´s International enrollment is of approximately 100 students. </li></ul>
  • 17. Innovation and Technology <ul><li>UNIBE offers on-line platform and educational support for its courses through an “aula virtual”. </li></ul><ul><li>Computing applications classes are offered in all programs in our Computer Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Power Lab technology is used in physiology and psychofisiology clases </li></ul>
  • 18. English <ul><li>UNIBE students graduate with mastery of the English language. Up to five English courses are included in the programs. </li></ul>Integrative Education UNIBE promotes humanistic education of its students through 150 hours of mandatory TCU ( Trabajo Comunal Universitario, community service) in all programs.
  • 19. Crisis Team at work
  • 20. Outpatient clinic
  • 21. Outpatient clinic
  • 22. Outpatient clinic
  • 23. Outpatient clinic
  • 24. Drugstore at outpatient clinic
  • 25. Institute of Research on Health Sciences Research is essential in the academic training of health professionals at UNIBE. Research is conducted through students thesis and dissertations as well as through faculty lead research projects at our Research Institute for Health Sciences (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud). An IRB (Comité Ético Científico) has been approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
  • 26. International Program <ul><li>At UNIBE we are interested in strengthening our international programs and finding new paths of mutual collaboration with universities and hospitals around the globe. </li></ul>
  • 27. International Program <ul><li>When hosting students from other cultures, our International Program allows individuals to experience and understand the Hispanic culture, including the skills to communicate and the expected challenges when encountering a different society, a different family and a different professional and work environment. </li></ul>
  • 28. International Program <ul><li>It fosters personal growth through observation and reflection of one’s own assumptions and values. It also fosters professional development by targeting the specific needs of students, practitioners and researchers </li></ul>
  • 29. International Program <ul><li>The program is active and experiential, putting a premium on competence, and the ability to put what one has learned into practice. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for professional knowledge on Latin American culture, society, family and Spanish language have increased in the last years in the United States. </li></ul>
  • 30. International Program <ul><li>Membership of AUPRICA (Central American Association of Private Universities) </li></ul><ul><li>Bilateral agreements between institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Host research site </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty led courses </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing education events </li></ul><ul><li>Semester abroad program </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural inmersion program </li></ul>AUPRICA
  • 31. <ul><li>UNIBE has signed important agreements with prestigious universities at an international level by which programs of mutual collaboration are established, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- The University of Maryland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- The University of Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Sam Houston State University, Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- University of Milan, Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Hadassah Hospital in Israel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- University of Salamanca, Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Universidad de San Pedro Sula, Honduras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Through these agreements, some of our medical students have finished their specializations in Milan and Salamanca universities and some others are doing their clinical work at Hadassah Hospital in Israel. </li></ul>International Program -agreements-
  • 32. UNIBE-FLORIDA UNIVERSITY <ul><li>At UNIBE we have put together an international program for specific needs. </li></ul>
  • 33. UNIBE-UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS
  • 34. UNIBE-UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUIN, GUATEMALA
  • 35. Sam Houston State University Texas, USA
  • 36. UNIBE-UNIVERSIDAD DEL DESARROLLO (CHILE)
  • 37. UNIBE-UNIVERSIDAD DEL DESARROLLO (CHILE)
  • 38. <ul><li>We welcome professors and doctoral students from United States and around the world to come to UNIBE`s research site program. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Robert Feldman from The University of Maryland conducted a research on the area of health psychology at UNIBE. </li></ul>INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS -Research-
  • 39. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Faculty-led Courses <ul><li>Dr. Will Oliver will teach his class on Criminal Justice on May 2009 on UNIBE`s campus. Eleven students from Sam Houston State University are already enrolled on that class. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Beverly Irby, from the Leadership and Counseling Dept. of the College of Education of Sam Houston State University will teach a class to 16 doctoral students this 2009 Summer. </li></ul>
  • 40. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM -Continuing Education- <ul><li>Regularly scholars and </li></ul><ul><li>specialists from the USA </li></ul><ul><li>come to share their </li></ul><ul><li>experiences in </li></ul><ul><li>conferences and </li></ul><ul><li>seminars, like Dr. Jim </li></ul><ul><li>Butcher from Minnessota </li></ul><ul><li>University </li></ul>
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  • 43. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Semester Abroad Program <ul><li>Currently, our School of Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>is working with Dr. Veronika </li></ul><ul><li>Butterweck from the College </li></ul><ul><li>of Pharmacy from the University </li></ul><ul><li>of Florida on a series of courses </li></ul><ul><li>at UNIBE on Fitotherapy. </li></ul>
  • 44. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS -Cultural Immersion Program <ul><li>UNIBE offers a cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students. </li></ul>
  • 45. Cultural Immersion Program <ul><li>For five years UNIBE has been hosting and teaching students and practitioners in school, clinical and counseling psychology as part of a 10-week cultural immersion program that has four components: </li></ul><ul><li>1) formal Spanish training program </li></ul><ul><li>2) living with a Costa Rican family </li></ul><ul><li>3) practicum in their specialty field </li></ul><ul><li>4) academic program –taking two graduate courses and getting credits. </li></ul>
  • 46. Cultural Immersion Program <ul><li>Such students have come from institutions like Argosy University, Berkeley University, Columbia University, Duke University, Fordham University, Texas University, among others. </li></ul>
  • 47. Spanish Training <ul><li>The formal Spanish training program is offered four days a week from 1 to 5 pm by certified Spanish language instructors. </li></ul><ul><li>Each participant lives in the home of a family that speaks Spanish and engages in the Costa Rican family life. </li></ul>
  • 48. Spanish Training <ul><li>Participants also learn and practice the day-to-day Spanish skills that speed their cultural adjustment to a new environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized vocabulary including basic Spanish terms commonly used in their major fields and professions is developed, which will later facilitate their communication with clients, students and their families. </li></ul>
  • 49. Orientation session
  • 50. Orientation session
  • 51. Orientation session
  • 52. Dr. Rodríguez´s class
  • 53. Spanish class
  • 54. Spanish class
  • 55. Farewel party
  • 56. Farewell party
  • 57. Farewell party
  • 58. International Program Office
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  • 63. Muchas gracias Universidad de Iberoamérica UNIBE San José, Costa Rica “ Haciendo la diferencia cada día” www.unibe.ac.cr

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