The Distance State University (Universidad Estatal a Distancia) (UNED), is one of five public universities in the Republic of Costa Rica. It is in Sabanilla, Montes de Oca. UNED is the second university in number of students, and it is the largest coverage in the country. It has its own publishing house that produces textbooks that cover most of the needs of the university, as essayistic works, research, etc. This institution was created in 1977. Its first president was Don Francisco Antonio Pacheco Fernandez.[1]

Distance State University
Universidad Estatal a Distancia
MottoEl conocimiento al instante (Latin)
TypePublic, undergraduate, graduate
RectorMBA. Rodrigo Arias Camacho
Students28.000 (2011)
Location, ,
9°56′27″N 84°02′52″W / 9.9407°N 84.0479°W / 9.9407; -84.0479
CampusCampus Fernando Volio Jiménez

The university has programs classified into four categories:

  • Science education (Bachelor of Special Education, Bachelor of Educational Administration)
  • Management sciences (Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis on Banking and Finance)
  • Social sciences and humanities (Bachelor of Criminological Sciences)
  • Natural sciences (Agricultural Engineering; Bachelor of Protection and Natural Resource Management)

It also offers graduate programs for master's and doctorate.[2]

UNED Research Journal edit

The university publishes UNED Research Journal, a biannual open access scientific journal.[3] It publishes academic research performed in Latin America, Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. The journal is indexed in Scielo,[4][5] Latindex[6] and Redalyc.[7]

It was created in 2008 through an initiative led by former UNED Research Vice-rector Katya Calderón Herrera.  Julián Monge-Nájera became its first and only editor.[8]

The first volume was released in January 2009 and since then the journal has published two issues per year.[9] The journal published a printed format up until January 2018, before going fully online.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ "Inicio". Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Universidad Estatal a Distancia - Institución Benemérita de la Educación y la Cultura". Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Editorial UNED | Nuestros libros tienen la palabra". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  4. ^ "Cuadernos de Investigación UNED - Home Page".
  5. ^ "SciELO Analytics (Beta)". Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  6. ^ Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe (1997-02-17). "Latindex". Bases de datos de revistas nacionales. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  7. ^ "Universidad Estatal a Distancia". UNED Research Journal / Cuadernos de Investigación UNED (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  8. ^ "Editorial Team". Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  9. ^ "Archives". Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  10. ^ Brenes and Monge (2011). "Cómo lograr una investigación de calidad internacional e impacto real en la Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica". Innovaciones Educativas. 18: 35–40.