Cuban universities outline cooperation in France

Paris, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of universities attached to Cuba’s Ministry of Higher Education (MES) began today in this capital a broad program of activities to consolidate cooperation with French institutions and identify new opportunities.

Strengthening academic and scientific ties on both sides of the Atlantic is the priority of the group made up of 28 directors of the Cuban higher education institutions, headed by the director of International Relations at the MES, María Victoria Villavicencio.

Our participation here responds to a project sponsored by the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects, aimed at strengthening the internationalization strategy of Cuban universities, Villavicencio told Prensa Latina.

According to the director, the objective of promoting greater international presence and visibility of Cuban universities in an increasingly globalized world, is joined by that of identifying opportunities for collaboration with the main institutions of higher education and science in France.

We have already had on this first day exchanges with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, she said.

Villavicencio said that tomorrow, Campus France will host the Cuba Day, which will include presentations from both sides and bilateral meetings between universities of the two countries.

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