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Top Five Universities to Study in Cuba

Top Five Universities to Study in Cuba

Posted by PanamericanWorld on October 16, 2018

Studying in Cuba is an increasingly attractive option for Latin American students, who are seduced by the international prestige of that Caribbean country’s teaching centers, as well as the possibility to live new experiences in one of the safest nations on earth.

Which are the best universities to study in Cuba? PanamericanWorld proposes an approach to five higher education centers, with great national and international prestige.

University of Havana

The University of Havana (UH) is the oldest and most prestigious higher education center of the country. With nearly 300 years of history, this excellent university, founded back in 1728, houses a wealthy heritage in terms of architecture, fine arts, archives, libraries and technology.

The UH’s classrooms are used by over 14,200 undergraduates, its master’s programs are taken by more than 3,300 students and nearly 800 are registered in PhD programs. This University constantly works with the aim set on academic excellence, social pertinence and the efficient management of university processes, based on a well-positioned national and international scope. The UH stands out for playing a significant role in the fields of Cuban science and culture, as well as its highly qualified and prestigious senate, made up of over 1,200 professors. Nearly 800 of them have gotten their PhD.

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“Marta Abreu” Central University of Las Villas 

The “Marta Abreu” Central University of Las Villas (UCLV is the Spanish acronym), created on November 30, 1952, is the most important higher education center in the central region of Cuba and it was given the Excellence status, awarded by the National Accreditation Board in 2016. This Santa Clara-based University has a main seat, a campus devoted to pedagogy and another for physical culture.

There are 9,022 students y 3520 professors in this institutions, distributed in 12 faculties, where 52 studies engulf humanistic, technical and natural sciences. Moreover, it offers 29 PhD programs, 44 master’s academic programs and 4 specialties.

The UCLV’s goal is to give society competent professionals in such fields as technical, agricultural, pedagogical, economic, social, humanistic and exact sciences, as well as physical culture, by providing undergraduate education, continuous bettering and postgraduate courses, based on the development of sciences, technology and innovation, in an effort to fulfill the demand of the central region and the entire country. It is backed up by suitable facilities and human resources with high scientific and humanist level, with excellent work tradition.

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Eastern University 

The Eastern University (UO is the Spanish acronym) is the second largest university on the island nation. It is located in Santiago de Cuba and was founded back in 1947. It has presently reported 9,234 students in all disciplines and its senate is made up of over 2,100 professors, 375 of which are ScD and over 1,200 are MSc. Like the UCLV, the UO comprises a pedagogy campus and a physical culture one.

The UO’s 13 faculties offer 27 studies. The main seat engulfs the faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Economic and Business Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, as well as Open University. On the other hand, the "Julio Antonio Mella" seat features faculties related to Technical Sciences: Mechanics, Electric Studies, Chemistry, IT and Constructions.

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“Jose Antonio Echeverria” Technological University of Havana 

The “Jose Antonio Echeverria” Technological University of Havana, as known as CUJAE for its Spanish acronym, was founded on December 2, 1964 and it has graduated over 52 thousand professionals in more than five decades of work.

CUJAE covers 398 thousand square meters where over 40 buildings have been built, including classrooms, laboratories, libraries, dormitories, cafeterias, sports fields, medical clinic, student recreation space, theaters and other facilities. Nowadays, CUJAE comprises 7 faculties that offers 12 studies.

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University of Information Technologies

The University of Information Technologies (UCI is the Spanish acronym) was created in 2002, in the premises that were known Lourdes military base for decades. The UCI is a cutting-edge technological city, with infrastructure made up of over 150 buildings distributed in 268 hectares, with spacious and state-of-the-art facilities. Over the past 15 years, this University has graduated more than 14,400 IT engineers and it present roll is higher than three thousand students, guided by over 600 professors.

The UCI features 15 Development Centers and 6 Faculties, where undergraduates study IT Engineering, Bioinformatics, Network Management and IT Security.

The University offers such programs as IT PhD and Master’s in IT Project Management and Software Quality, which have been certified by the National Accreditation Board as Programs of Excellence.

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By D. Álvarez – PanamericanWorld / Havana

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