Investigation Units

Arts and Letters

Research Institute on Philosophy (INIF, for its acronym in Spanish)

It researches Philosophy itself and its impact in the different areas of human work. It is part of the Faculty of Letters. It promotes research in the School of Philosophy and the Postgraduate in Philosophy, as well as it supports and promotes initiatives oriented to the philosophical analysis in the University of Costa Rica.



  • To plan, coordinate and carry out research in the philosophical disciplines.

Main functions

  • To strengthen academic production in the philosophical work.
  • To integrate research with teaching and social action related to the philosophical work.
  • Academic, administrative, and financial management for the strengthening of philosophical research.
  • To link INIF’s philosophical work with other national and international entities.
  • To communicate and disseminate the philosophical work developed at INIF.


Non Remunerated

  • Training courses in coordination with CENDEISS, for its acronym in Spanish.