LCI Education announces a partnership with Universidad VERITAS in Costa Rica and consolidates its presence in Latin America

February 7, 2018 (Montreal, Canada) - The LCI Education network is proud to announce a partnership with the renowned Universidad VERITAS located in San José, Costa Rica, adding a 23rd campus to its growing family of private higher education institutions. This alliance consolidates LCI Education’s presence in Latin America, where it has been thriving for the past 20 years with two campuses in Colombia and one in Mexico.

“This alliance with Universidad VERITAS, a key player in high quality education in Art, Design and Architecture, is fully aligned with our vision to become the world’s leading network of select private educational institutions”, said Claude Marchand, President and CEO of LCI Education. “With this win-win partnership, Universidad VERITAS is joining a strong and stable Canadian organization present on 5 continents, providing outstanding opportunities for its students, faculty and partners to collaborate with various cultures from all over the world. It is an honor to welcome Universidad VERITAS and its dedicated team as part of our growing network.”

This partnership brings LCI Education into a new phase of development in Latin America, adding a 23rd institution to its list of world-renowned creative schools located in distinguished design cities such as Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona and Melbourne. Costa Rica, being recognized for its unique culture, its efforts in sustainability and eco-tourism, offers new mobility opportunities within the network and a premium destination for international students.

“Becoming a member of the LCI Education network opens a big window of opportunities for us towards our community’s growth and development, since it allows us to showcase our talent in international markets and, at the same time, remain at the forefront by sharing better practices with the educational systems of the most prestigious universities in the world”, said Ronald Sasso, President of Universidad VERITAS.

Universidad VERITAS will benefit from the strength of a global network present on 5 continents, with opportunities including:

  • Faculty collaboration, to remain current in international trends and develop globalized curricula.
  • Exposure to a diversity of cultures, with students from over 80 countries enrolled in LCI Education campuses.
  • Incomparable array and unparalleled mobility opportunities for the students, with campuses in Barcelona, Montreal, Vancouver and Melbourne.
  • An exclusive Portfolio platform with visibility world-wide, connecting graduates to employment opportunities with the best names in the creative and design industries.

About LCI Education

LCI Education traces its origins back to LaSalle College in Montreal, which was founded in 1959. Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 23 select higher education institutions, and some 2,500 employees offering instruction to over 15,000 students throughout the world each year. From one country to the next, LCI Education favors the harmonization of its programs, which makes for greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services, and deeper respect towards the various cultures it works with.

About Universidad VERITAS

The VERITAS University foundation dates back to 1968. It was the first private university in Costa Rica and this year it celebrates 50 years offering excellence in higher education, always with a holistic and cutting-edge vision.

VERITAS University is recognized as the best Design and Communications university in the country and in Central America. A symbol of academic quality, the university holds SINAES quality accreditations in several careers. Furthermore, it is internationally renowned for offering the only Cinema and Television degree in Central America, the only Fashion International Program in the region and the first degree in Photography in Central America; as well, for the fourth time in a row, the Animation School received an award as the fourth best school in Latin America and it has a place among the 100 best ones in the world.

The University offers a wide portfolio of continuing education studies and careers, among which the following are worth mentioning: Digital Animation, Photography, Cinema and Television, Fashion Design, Industrial Product Design, Visual Design and Communications, Architecture and Interior Architecture.