Consejo Nacional de Rectores / RedCONARE
The National Council of University Presidents (Consejo Nacional de Rectores, CONARE) is the new national network of Costa Rica that replaces the National Network for Advanced Research, CR2Net, which operated from 2004 to 2006 as a consortium of institutions interested in taking advantage of advanced networks.
In 2008, as part of the CLARA meeting held in Rio de Janeiro on November 27 and 28, Alejandro Cruz, General Director of the National Center for High Technology (Centro Nacional de Alta tecnología, CeNAT) from Costa Rica, CONARE dependent entity, signed the reintegration of its country to RedCLARA and ALICE under the mission to contribute in solving national problems through research and science and technology transference, with the active participation of teams of researchers and graduate students from four state universities in Costa Rica, in together with other sectors of the country, including both government and the private sector.
Executive: Álvaro de la Ossa
RedCONARE includes four state universities encouraging the collaborative work between 76 research units and 147 post graduate programs.