QCOSTARICA – With a donation by the government of India, Costa Rica inaugurated the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (Centro de Excelencia en Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación – CETI) with the aim of narrowing the technology gap.
CETI, located on the campus of the Universidad Técnica Nacional (UTA) in Alajuela, will focus on training specialists in various aspects of IT.
“This centre allows us to support actions that as a country we carry out towards a society that bases its growth and prosperity in innovation and knowledge,” said the deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Carolina Vásquez.
The centre was donated by India under an agreement that it includes the presence in Costa Rica of three Indian instructors for two years.
The donation is made up of computer equipment for two classrooms, including servers, videoconferencing equipment and projectors, as well as software.
Marcelo Prieto, director of the UTN, thanked the Government of India and the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT) for the contribution to the country. “The CETI will facilitate access to new technologies and teachers who come from India are a very significant contribution. We appreciate the confidence in this university, ” said Prieto
India’s ambassador to Costa Rica (and Panama and Nicaragua), Shamma Jain, highlighted the interest of both countries in cooperation, and the importance of information and communication technologies.