New Agreement On Higher Education between Spain and Cuba
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the Ministers of Education of Spain and Cuba met in Havana, with the aim of signing a memorandum of understanding for educational and scientific collaboration at the government level. The memorandum seeks to strengthen collaboration, improve access to university education for Cubans through scholarship system for students, professors and scientists applying to university careers, masters and doctorates.
Pedro Duque, Spanish Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities, argued that the signing of the memorandum will help "that there be doctoral fellowships in Spain, that there should be continuity in exchange programs, both of scientists, students, teachers, and Ph.D., between Cuba and Spain in the future."
Likewise, via twitter, he called the memorandum of understanding signed with his partner the Minister of Higher Education of Cuba, José Ramón Saborido, as "an important advance in our bilateral relations and lays the foundation for future collaborative projects between both countries."
The meeting was attended by officials from Cuban universities, including Vilma Hidalgo, Vice-Rector of the University of Havana and also a member of the Jean Monnet Forum Europe-Cuba Network.