University description (as per official university website)
FROM THE BEGINNING
Until 1968 there were in Costa Rica, only the four state universities, wrong by a provision that gave the impression that higher education was one of state interference.
In that year he founded the Technical Institute of Business Administration-ITAN-creating great convulsion in the middle, including a general strike at the University of Costa Rica.
Later and in parallel, in 1976, Veritas Collegium born as one of the four founding colleges of the first private university in Costa Rica.
The Veritas Collegium worked as ITAN sister institution, until 1994, the two institutions merge to become independent and become a new independent university under the name of Universidad Veritas.
Over time, and obeying the directions of the evolution of American society, Veritas University became a university specializing in teaching and learning of art, design and architecture, with the possibility of entering any discipline related to these fields.
Veritas, as the University of Art, Design and Architecture, is engineered for excellence in teaching. This responsibility becomes heavier to be regarded as the best middle school in their areas of expertise and its commitment to schools and colleges of art and design in other countries. For these same reasons, forays into new areas are planned and programmed with great care and detail, always looking to fulfill this responsibility.
Within this framework of excellence, the principles and Christian ethics, the evolution of the teaching process, development of creative thinking, technological upgrading, international relations and the welfare of the student, are the bases that Veritas has set to fulfill its university mission to begin serving the 21 st century American society.
The academic project VERITAS University, is based on the articulation of a learning community based on experimentation, transdisciplinarity and innovation in an attempt to ensure the highest quality standards.
The theoretical principles of the curriculum is structured from the theories of teaching for understanding, constructivism and complex thought from which pedagogical model defines a wide profile and humanistic basis, which allows students to develop their full potential based on their interests and aptitudes.
The research approach and emphasis on the link between learning process and the contextual situation, as main guidelines of the pedagogical processes, offer the professional future with the necessary tools to solve the main problems that arise in different areas of their performance based on the principles of sustainability, the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and social responsibility in local and international.
"We offer our students a university experience that positively marked for life"
Aurelia Garrido, Vice President
WHERE ARE WE GOING
VERITAS University exists to impact society, with sustainable solutions, own art and design, mainly through comprehensive training and professional students in an educational environment of excellence and innovation, with an international dimension, through programs of various kinds. All activity will be guided by Christian principles and values.
or We are guided by Christian principles and values reflected in the love of God, love and service to others and righteousness in all our work.
o We are a learning organization whose strength lies in having faculty and staff intellectually solid, well trained and motivated, who are committed to comprehensive education process for students.
or know the strengths and interests of each student and offer mechanisms to channel their development in these areas and to strengthen their areas of improvement.
or seek to advance academic excellence with every decision and action we take.
or innovate in art, architecture and design for solutions to the challenges of the social, environmental, economic and cultural.
or operate with a sense of frugality to ensure that students benefit from the improved infrastructure, technology and living spaces for the training process involved in a campus life rich in art and design.
To 2020 to be recognized internationally as a university in Latin America regarding creative disciplines for their commitment to excellence, innovation, sustainability and Christian principles.