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UNESCO praises Cuba’s achievements in education

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UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova received Cuba’s Minister of Higher Education, Rodolfo Alarcón Ortiz, heading the island’s delegation to the 38th UNESCO General Conference, being held in the French capital. During the cordial and friendly meeting the Minister thanked the Director General for her active participation in promoting the UN Post-2015 educational agenda, the organization’s main aim, and commented on Cuba’s achievements in the sphere.

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Pedro de Oraá wins 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts

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Pedro de Oraá, winner of the 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts, at the Zona Franca exposition. Photo: CNAP
IN recognition of his lifetime achievements, painter, writer and critic Pedro de Oraá was awarded the 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts, granted annually by the Cuba’s National Visual Arts Council.

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Good practices by the University of Computer Sciences

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The Level 2 distinction awarded the University of Computer Sciences, in recognition of its Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) software production and development, must be added to the already long list of achievements realized by the institution this year.

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Preparatory courses for university entrance about to begin

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BEGINNING October 5, preparatory courses for higher education entrance exams, lasting 28 or 56 weeks, will start as part of the country’s adult education system, which since 2009 has offered the opportunity to workers or those who have been out of the classroom for a long time and wish to undertake university studies. Adult education is currently focused on these programs, with the hope of perfecting them, as noted by the Master of Science graduate, Regla Lovaina, acting director of this department of the Education Ministry.

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The bronze that filled Humberto with pride

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Although he knows that many find his favorite subject difficult, Humberto Riverón Valdés – bronze medal winner in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held in Thailand this past July – notes that the notion is relative. ”For me, gaining a Philosophy degree is one of the most difficult things I could imagine. I have an affinity for Math, I like it,” he states without hesitation.

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Another date with knowledge

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Olga Lidia Tapia, from the Party Central Committee Secretariat; Rodolfo Alarcón Ortiz, minister of Higher Education; deputy ministers; and university rectors held a meeting Thursday, August 27, where the enrollment of 33,000 first year students and the incorporation of 15,000 professors was announced.

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Preparations for next academic year reviewed

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However, she also emphasized the need for more effective distribution of books, work books and other school materials, as well as the physical and hygienic-epidemiological preparation of certain facilities. This next academic year will see 734 schools operating in the territory, serving a total of 93,726 pupils, 1,863 more than last year. These students will be taught by 11,004 teachers, representing 98.6% coverage.

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Cuba arouses the interest of students at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

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Charge d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Cuba in Japan Elizabeth Valdes-Miranda delivered a lecture entitled “Cuba: a nation of peace and a society in progress” at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the students learned about Cuba´s positions and actions regarding world peace and disarmament. They were also informed on the process of updating of the Cuban economic and social model, its motivations, main objectives, measures and projections.

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New areas of study next year

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During the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning in September, high school students in professional-technical programs (ETP) will have three new options: social work, textiles and spinning. Although enrollment in these areas of study will be available only in the provinces of La Habana, Villa Clara and Holguín, the additions reflect efforts to broaden training available to the country’s future workforce.

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The University as a promoter of social and cultural change

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Cuba is hosting the XIII Latin American University Extension Congress, as the 100th anniversary of the Córdoba Reform draws close. This historical event, initiated in Argentina in 1918, laid the foundation of the social role of Latin American universities. Inaugurated yesterday June 1, the Congress is being held at Havana’s Convention Center, with more than 400 delegates from 20-some countries in attendance.