The Agricultural Sciences program at EARTH University once again has been awarded the seal of quality by the National System of Accreditation of Higher Education (SINAES, for its initials in Spanish). SINAES – the Costa Rican institution tasked with promoting the permanent improvement of the quality of Costa Rican higher education – has accredited EARTH University’s program for more than a decade.
“The commitment to quality is very valuable to EARTH. We have 2,130 graduates, and, in December, that number will grow by almost 100. Reaccreditation is important for the professional development of our students who graduate, as it guarantees the quality of the education program and facilitates the recognition of their degrees at an international level,” said Arturo Condo, president of EARTH University.
Academic programs seeking the accreditation process are submitted voluntarily to a rigorous evaluation of their curriculum, faculty and infrastructure, among many other aspects. In addition, Julio Oviedo, spokesperson of SINAES, said, “With the accreditation, students can be certain that their academic program has met internationally accepted quality criteria.”
A commitment of more than a decade
On Nov. 2, 2006, EARTH received its initial accreditation. It was first renewed in 2010 and then again this year. The University continues working toward the continuous and systematic improvement of its academic program, educational resources and community conditions.