“For a Socially Responsible University”
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.
Specialized workshops http://www.congresouniversidad.cu/index.php/en/workshops-and-activities (The agenda of each workshop can be downloaded.)
COPA offers a 10% discount on air fares. http://www.congresouniversidad.cu/documentos/Comprobante_Universidad_2014.pdf
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.