U.S., Cuban Universities Promote Academic Exchange

El Gobernador de Virginia Terry McAuliffe, izquierda, conversa con el Rector de la Universidad de La Habana, Gustavo Suárez Cobreiro, esta mañana. Foto: Ramón Espinosa/ AP

The University of Havana (UH) and the U.S. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), signed here today a framework agreement to promote the academic cooperation between both institutions.

With the participation of the governor of Virginia state, Terence R. McAuliffe, who is in working visit to Cuba, took place the signing of the document, which will encourage the exchange of materials, documents, publications and other sort of information.

The agreement also provides for the joint development of short courses and summer programs for undergraduate semester of Virginia at UH, as well as reciprocal visits of professors, researchers, staff and graduate students.

At the meeting, the rector of the University of Havana, Gustavo Cobreiro, offered visitors a presentation on the history of the Cuban oldest high-studies center with almost 300 years of existence, which has 450 exchange programs with similar institutions in the world, 45 from the United States.

Meanwhile, McAuliffe expressed the interest of his state to promote exchanges with the island.

(Prensa Latina)

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