Cuba and Angola Strengthen Bonds in Higher Education

Source:  Cuban News Agency

April 24, 2015

The Cuban Minister of Higher Education, Rodolfo Alarcón, and his Angolan counterpart, Adão do Nascimento, toured on Thursday the Marta Abreu Central University of Las Villas (UCLV), with the purpose of strengthening current academic links.

nascimento in cubaAdão do Nascimento, who is in the Caribbean nation on the occasion of the 13th edition of the Health for All Scientific-Commercial Fair, thanked that university of Villa Clara for the warm welcome, in this, his first visit to it.

Cuba’s role in the consolidation of the axes of Higher Education in Angola

Andres Castro, rector of the UCLV, said the meeting had among its objectives to debate around issues like the Cuban role in the consolidation of the axes of Higher Education in that African republic.

Castro also emphasized on the projects for the creation of biotechnology research centers and plant production, which will strengthen the exchange of experiences between the two countries.

According to Cuban Higher Education Minister Alarcon, the tour responded to the interest that do Nascimento directly knew Cuban universities and verified the potential of the sector in the country.

At the UCLV, the official held talks with Angolan students, visited the History Hall, where the first command headquarters of Ernesto Che Guevara was located in Las Villas, and toured the Institute of Plant Biotechnology.

This is the second institution of this kind visited by do Nascimento, since on another occasion he visited the University of Oriente, in Santiago de Cuba.

As culmination of his visit to Santa Clara, Adão do Nascimento placed a wreath at the Memorial where the mortal remains of Commander Ernesto Guevara de la Serna rest.

Source:  Cuba and Angola Strengthen Bonds in Higher Education  Cuban News Agency

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