Minerva University, known for its innovative, global approach to higher education, has announced a new strategic partnership with EARTH University in Costa Rica. Minerva’s global rotation already gives students the perspective to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. This initiative is the latest in a series of partnerships that offer students hands-on experience in research projects focused on key areas, including sustainability, artificial intelligence, psychology, and global leadership and diplomacy.
As a part of this collaboration, Minerva faculty and students will work closely with the EARTH University team to develop new programs focused on agriculture, conservation, and natural resource management. Minerva Natural Sciences Professor Andy Dosmann will lead the collaborative effort.
EARTH University’s innovative educational approach has been preparing young people from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and other regions to contribute to the sustainable development of their home communities while constructing a prosperous and just global society. The platform offers a world-class scientific and technological education emphasizing ethical entrepreneurship and strong socio-environmental commitment. It aims to prepare leaders with moral values to contribute to sustainable development and achieve a prosperous society. The University claims an 8,000-acre campus; students can access labs, farms, a commercial banana plantation, reforested areas, and a large, protected rainforest reserve.
Speaking on the collaboration, the President of Minerva University, Mike Magee, said:
The partnership with EARTH University aligns perfectly with Minerva’s commitment to provide students with a deep understanding of today’s biggest issues and equip them with the skills to address these challenges effectively.
UWC Costa Rica, one of the United World Colleges schools, will also participate in the exploratory design project. One Minerva alumna, who attended secondary school at UWC Mahindra College, is already positively impacting climate challenges through her start-up Seabound. This company captures CO2 emissions from ships. By designing opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in sustainability, Minerva strives to develop more problem solvers and entrepreneurs to address global challenges.
President of EARTH University, Arturo Condo, added:
EARTH University is committed to empowering and preparing a global movement of leaders to transform our food systems. We look forward to engaging with the creativity and ingenuity of the Minerva community.
Minerva University offers a reinvented university experience for the brightest, most motivated students worldwide. Its undergraduate offering combines a pathbreaking cross-contextual interdisciplinary curriculum, the highest academic standards, an accomplished faculty versed in the science of learning, a global, immersive residential experience that traverses seven countries, and a cutting-edge digital learning environment that produces deep and long-lasting understanding. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).