Sunday, December 29, 2013

University Conference in Havana February 10 - 14

Universidad 2014

“For a Socially Responsible University”  

Cuba’s 9th International Congress on Higher Education, February 10-14, 2014 http://www.congresouniversidad.cu/index.php/en/call-to-congress

Every other year Cuba holds a conference that brings together representatives of all tertiary institutions in the country, including those affiliated with different ministries (Higher Education, Education, Agriculture, Health, Culture).  Like the NAFSA conference, it includes intellectual content, a “trade show” with informational booths and displays, and an unequaled opportunity for informal and spontaneous contacts.

The Cuba/US People to People Partnership had a booth in 2012 which was visited by more than 100 representatives of national and regional universities, specialized offices and the Minister of Higher Education, now First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel.   We will have a booth also in 2014 and welcome in-kind (via promotional materials) and in-person partnership with US schools.

Primary topics

Specialized workshops http://www.congresouniversidad.cu/index.php/en/workshops-and-activities  (The agenda of each workshop can be downloaded.)


If there is interest, we will request a post conference program of visits to Cuban universities wishing to partner with US institutions as well as to service learning opportunities with the Fundacion Nunez Jimenez, a Cuban environmental NGO. 


Please contact John McAuliff, director@ffrd.org, 914-231-6270, if you wish to participate.


FRD booth at Universidad 2012



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