RUDN University expands cooperation with Cuban universities

RUDN University expands cooperation with Cuban universities

In September, a Cuban delegation comprising heads of 13 Cuban universities of the Republic of Cuba arrived in Russia to participate in the V Forum of University Rectors of Russia and Cuba. September 22, the Cuban delegation visited RUDN University.

Representatives of RUDN University agreed to create a Russian Language and Pre-University Training Center, as well as a specialized class at the Technological University of Havana (CUJAE). In addition, the parties discussed elaborating and implementing joint master’s programs in engineering. Also, RUDN University and the Medical University of Havana signed a cooperation agreement

The delegation of the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Cuba comprised:

  • Reynaldo Velázquez Saldivar — Deputy Minister of Education and head of the delegation.
  • Barbara Elena Carell Fure — Advisor to the Minister, Head of the Department of International Relations.
  • Gustavo Cabreiro — Education and Science Advisor at the Cuban Embassy in the Russian Federation.

Representatives of the Cuban universities — RUDN partners:

  • Modesto Ricardo Gómez Crespo — Rector of the Technological University José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE), deputy of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP).
  • Orquidea Urquiola Sánchez — Rector of the University of Cienfuegos (UCF).
  • Yurisley Valdez Mariño — Rector of the Instituto Superior Mining and Metallurgica de Moa (ISMMM).
  • Mairim Lago Queja — Rector of the University of Health Sciences of Havana (UCMH).
  • Marian Hernández Colina — First Vice-Rector of the University of Havana (UH).
  • Luis Antonio Barranco Olivera — First Vice-Rector of the Central University “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV).

Representatives of leading Cuban universities:

  • Raydel Montesino Perurena — Rector of the University of Information Sciences (UCI), deputy of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP).
  • Osiris Aranda Creagh — Rector of Guantanamo Bay University (UG), deputy of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP).
  • Milda Lesbia Díaz Massip — Rector of the Enrique José Varona Pedagogical University (UCPEJV).
  • Mercedes Delgado Fernandez — Rector of the Higher School of Civil and Governmental Personnel (ESCEG).
  • Ariadna Veloso Rodriguez — First Vice-Rector of the University of Sancti Spiritus (UNISS).
  • Milagros Caridad Pérez Pravia — First vice-rector of the Universidad de Holguín (UHO).
  • Alicia Rodríguez Gregoric — Vice-Rector of the University of Camagüey (UC).
  • Luis Alberto Rueda Guzmán — Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the Universidad Tecnológico José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE).

Students from the Republic of Cuba — facts and figures:


170 Cuban professionals graduated the Peoples’ Friendship University (UDN), including:

  • 38 — at the Engineering Academy;
  • 35 — at the Faculty of Science;
  • 29 — at the Agricultural and Technological Institute.

Currently, 23 citizens of the Republic of Cuba are studying at RUDN University, five of whom are 1st-year students.

The association of Cuban students has been working since 2009. The first president of the association was Vitarte Anton, a student of Law.

In 1995, the Federation of Students from Latin America and the Caribbean was created at RUDN University.

In 1970, students from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Peoples’ friendship university completed an internship in Cuba. They studied issues of agrochemistry, soil science and animal science in tropical conditions. Students of the Faculty of History and Philology also participated in the mobility project as interpreters.

In 1960, a Soviet-Cuban interstate cooperation agreement was signed. Scientists from the Peoples’ Friendship University and employees of the Central University of Las Villas (Santa Clara) conducted a joint study “Studying the characteristics of mineral nutrition and the effectiveness of different densities of rice sowing in Cuba”.

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Earlier, RUDN delegation visited Cuba to participate in the XX Meeting of the intergovernmental Russian-Cuban commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation. Representatives of the university participated in meetings of the Russian-Cuban working group on education and science and signed a number of cooperation agreements.

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