University description (as per official university website)
The Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED) is a public institution that enjoys autonomy. Its mission is to provide higher education to all sectors of the population, especially those who for economic, social, geographical, cultural, racial, disability or gender, need opportunities for real integration and equitable society.
To do this makes use of various technological means that allow for interactive, independent learning and a humanistic, critical, creative and commitment to society and the environment.
The UNED is committed to academic excellence, development of culture, science, art and human rights for the construction of a just society and a culture of peace.
To ensure the smooth running of the institution, acting as liaison between management and the College Council and President's Office, directing, coordinating and controlling the implementation of institutional policies that are issued in those councils.
Ensure compliance with policies and strategies defined by the College Board, coordinating and overseeing their implementation.
Promote efficiency and excellence in academic and administrative functions, making constant efforts to control.
Facilitate the integration of UNED at national and international community to actively participate as a representative of the institution coordination and integration.
To promote unity and coherence in the institutional efforts by establishing the necessary coordination mechanisms.
Facilitate and encourage communication between the University Council and the offices of the institution, acting as liaison between the two levels.
UNED is a leader in the teaching and distance learning employing properly and teaching methods, technologies and other social media.
Form people to think and act critically, creatively and autonomously, and thus perform successfully in the context autoinstruccional.
It will promote this, the continuous pursuit of excellence and academic rigor in their basic tasks, teaching, research, extension and production of teaching materials to achieve desired levels of higher education in terms of quality, relevance and equity in line with the demands of the various groups of Costa Rican society.
Your academic performance will be conceptualized essentially as a function of creation, response, transmission and democratization of knowledge.
Playing a leading role in the development of the country with the goal to graduate insert social environment to seek ways of caring and tolerant coexistence, strengthening and expansion of democracy and respect for the environment