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The 13th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture underway in this capital is closing its sessions Friday at the Jose Antonio Echeverria Higher Educational Center (CUJAE).

The meeting, which brought together over 300 specialists from some 20 countries, was aimed at promoting an academic and professional exchange in the field. It also included several pre-congress courses such as the 4th Ibero American University Symposium on the Environment and the 4th Cuban Congress on Mechanic Engineering.

"Universities in the 21st century" was the title of the closing keynote lecture given by former President of Madrid's Polytechnic University.

On Thursday, several personalities were presented with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa and the category of Invited Professor. In addition, participating institutions received the CUJAE Seal for their contribution to Cuban Higher Education. The program included over 700 papers, round tables and lectures.

During the opening ceremony, the delegates had urged progressive movements around the world to join the international campaign being carried out for the freedom of the Five Cubans unjustly held in US prisons for fighting terrorism.


Source: ACN

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