Galileo Global Education was formed in 2007. It is the largest and most important educational group worldwide, made up of 57 universities and educational institutions from 14 countries around the world, and over 200,000 students.
It is the largest higher education group in Europe, both in terms of geographic distribution and course offerings. Because it is a world leader in innovation, creativity, arts and culture, its network is made up of only educational centers with high pillars of excellence.
It is precisely due to the international prestige, experience, upward path and constant evolution that the University of Medical Sciences, UCIMED, has had, that Grupo Galileo made the decision to sign an alliance with this Costa Rican study center.
UCIMED, has been a pioneer in the country and has set milestones in education, during its 45-year history, which have allowed it to have an important international exposure.
UCIMED was the first private university in the country, authorized to train specialists in the hospitals and health centers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund; It is the only university that has a research institute and a Scientific Ethics Committee, therefore, it is the only university in the country that receives public funds for research.
In addition, it is the only Costa Rican university and the first in Latin America and the Caribbean, to have a School of Medicine internationally accredited by the World Federation for Medical Education.
For many years, its students have led the best test results that assess their knowledge and learning, which has allowed it to establish itself as the best private university in the country in Health Sciences.
The alliance between UCIMED and Grupo Galileo allows the university to have a strong international position, with greater opportunities for growth and recovery outside national borders.
Likewise, it will provide a great contribution in terms of technology, processes and best practices, but it will also allow the university to have a more varied and robust academic offer, based on high standards of quality and prestige, for students from all over the world. .
The union between Grupo Galileo and UCIMED, as two leading institutions in quality education, guarantees students greater success in their training and the exercise of their profession, this in the face of the demands of an increasingly competitive market.
This alliance corresponds to a synergy that allows UCIMED to move towards a new innovative vision, share experiences and enrich its international contact, since it will be able to receive students from all over the world, which translates into a development opportunity, also for Costa Rica.
UCIMED will continue to maintain its identity and operations, where human talent will continue to be key and fundamental for the growth of the university.
Likewise, the student will be at all times, the focus of the university because today more than ever, it is evolving to guarantee a higher quality training that responds to the new demands and needs of young people and the labor market.