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  • 03 / 10 / 2007

Juan Vela Valdés

The 5th Full Meeting of the Iberian-American University Council (CUIB) underway in Havana focused on promoting the integration of higher education institutions in the region.

Representatives from more than 14 countries, international organizations and personalities of the educational sector in the region are attending the meeting to exchange experiences that could facilitate the coordination and organization of joint initiatives, reported the Juventud Rebelde newspaper.

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Cuba's Higher Education Minister, Juan Vela Valdes, highlighted the importance of the opening of university venues in the municipalities throughout the island. He explained that as a result of the recently implemented program, there will be one million graduates from further education colleges by the year 2010.

The evolution of science and technology demands increasingly qualified workers; the creation of community-based universities is a mainstay in the effort to meet that goal, said the Cuban minister.

CUIB is a non-governmental organization connecting all Iberian American universities. It was founded in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 21, 2002.

Source: Escambray

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