Cuba Evaluates Community-based Universities
- Cuba Evaluates Community-based Universities
Havana, Jan 3 (AIN) The achievements of the Cuban program to make
university education available at the community level will be
analyzed at the Fifth International Congress on Higher Education,
The event, scheduled for February 13-17 in Havana, has as its main
objective to examine strategies to guarantee a lifetime of
educational opportunities for a majority of the world's population,
something already a reality in Cuba.
The creation of municipal university centers, which concluded in the
year 2005, is considered one of the most important educational
reforms implemented last year in Cuba.
More than 2,000 university extension centers were set up in all the
169 municipalities on the island. The effort is considered a way of
increasing social justice for Cubans by expanding the educational
possibilities for all young people.
University 2006 will examine possible transformations in higher
education systems that would give those institutions a key role in
developing actions to attain sustainable development in different
In addition, the congress seeks to facilitate the exchange of
experiences and research results in different countries on the
advanced training of educational experts and university professors.
Establishing forms of international cooperation aimed at increasing
the quality of education in the world is another goal of the forum.
Cuba has been the host of the International Congress on Higher
Education, held every two years since 1998.
Some 2,000 foreign delegates have already confirmed their
participation at the Fifth International Congress on Higher
Education, University 2006, among them, higher education ministers