This course emphasizes the vast possibilities offered by biotechnology for sustainable development by studying specific cases in Costa Rica. In this sense, Costa Rica, despite its comparatively small geographical size and population, has consolidated as the most advanced country in the region regarding biotechnological research. This course will explore why and correlate them with the role of sustainable development in this process. Fundamental and applied biotechnology concepts will be explored and discussed in life, environmental and social sciences. This course will be heavily based on the study of cases in which biotechnology has become the best solution for social and environmental situations through the visits and participation of companies, associations, and experts related to this technology.
Therefore, this course is for any student interested in biotechnology from an engineering, scientific and social sciences perspective.