Cuba-US Strengthen Academic Collaboration

Havana, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The participation of U.S. universities at ICOM 2015, is a special opportunity to strengthen the academic exchange between Cuba and the northern country, in areas of particular interest for the contemporary social science.

This was expressed by Raul Garces, dean of the Communication Faculty at the University of Havana, on occasion of the presence of delegations from three U.S. universities in the 8th International Meeting of Researchers and Scholars of Information and Communications (ICOM).

In statements to Prensa Latina, the also president of the organizing committee of the event, entering second to last day, stressed that the strengthening of relations with that country in the sphere of universities would yield fruitful benefits for both parties.

Cuba could be inserted into communication and scientific production circuits that are largely dominated by the United States, as well as having greater access to knowledge and updated bibliography.

This concerns opening cracks or gaps amid that domination to participate with our own viewpoints, he said.

Garces said the participation of U.S. academics at ICOM 2015, in session since Monday, Dec. 7, at the Conference Center in Havana, is unprecedented for the conclave but not original when referring to exchange and collaboration.

As he explained, the faculty he directs long build a relationship with American universities, even prior to December 17, 2014, date for the beginning of the process of distention in the relations between Cuba and the United States.

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