The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center is an academic center for innovation and sustainable development in issues related to agriculture, management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. In Turrialba is the Seed Bank that stores thousands of key samples that can improve future conditions in the face of climate change and food insecurity.
This institution contributes to the community as it hosts an annual International Fair, and has one of the best English schools in Costa Rica. They also have a kindergarten to high school program in Spanish/English that is a world-class educational facility.
The academic offer is very wide in the area, from bilingual schools, to technical education entities such as the INA and public universities of high prestige. Among them, the headquarters of the UCR and the UNED stand out.