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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cuban University System: a Model for Latin America



Las Tunas, Cuba, May 26.- The principal of the “Bolivar” Higher Technical Institute in Ecuador, Rodrigo Sanchez, praised the high level of university studies in Cuba and its significance as a model for the rest of Latin America.
The professor is leading the Ecuadorean delegation that is taking part in the Seventh International Workshop on Educational Innovation-21st Century (Innoed 2011), underway in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas with the participation of researchers from Latin American and African universities.  

Sanchez, who has more than 20 years of experience in the management of education centers, told ACN that he confirmed that the Cuban higher education schools graduate professionals with excellent academic and political training and with principles of equity and humanism.

He explained that they have lots of expectations with the experiences acquired in this event because a new law for higher education was passed in Ecuador, with the government of Rafael Correa, which will result in a less elitist university model.

Sanchez extolled the development of research projects in the Cuban higher education system. He noted that despite the lack of materials, these researches are very important for economic and social progress, which can also be implemented in Latin American countries.

During the event, the Ecuadorean delegation has signed cooperation programs with Cuba, which will bring about mutual progress in the fields of the training of professors, as well as in educational and research technologies.  

This workshop, which was held for the first time in 1999, will end on Friday with a debate on the significance of integration as a strategy for the development of universities. (ACN)