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CATIE presented scholarship options for Bolivians
- The Dean of the Center showed young people interested, the alternatives to opt for funding and the academic offer of the institution
October 8, 2018. Last October 3, Isabel Gutiérrez, dean of the Postgraduate School of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) Invited by the department of Tarija, in Bolivia, presented to Bolivian professors and young people the different existing modalities to opt for a scholarship to study at CATIE, in Costa Rica.
The Dean explained that the Departmental Government of Tarija is interested in investing in education, so they formed an institutional platform in which the three main universities of the department participate and have made contacts with international universities, including CATIE, to know its offer.
“The universities participating in the platform are universities that have areas of research and work that are closely related to agricultural production and natural resource management; topics in which CATIE specializes," said Gutiérrez.
The presentation took place in front of more than 40 people: teachers, recent graduates and students currently studying CATIE-related careers.
According to Gutiérrez, within the Center's academic offerings, the master's degrees that were of greatest interest were those related to watershed management, sustainable agricultural production, tropical forest management and conservation, development practice, as well as biodiversity conservation practice.
In the last 18 years, 49 Bolivians, 24 men and 25 women have graduated from CATIE.
Karla Salazar Leiva
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