UCI in Universidad 2018 with new academic opportunities
One of the main objectives of the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) in its participation in the 11th Congress Universidad 2018 is to expand the academic, productive and collaborative horizons.
In the third day of activities for the delegation of this house of higher studies, there stands out a closer link established with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). This institution, represented by its rector Ângela Maria Paiva Cruz, is one of the largest universities in Brazil with over 60 years of existence.
The exchange between both centers was chaired by UCI rector, Dr.Sc. Miriam Nicado García, accompanied by the Managing Director of International Affairs, Abel Díaz Berenguer. They discussed the different issues that both centers have in common such as distance education, bioinformatics and work done for the technology park.
Regarding this last issue, the Brazilians showed their project of Metrópole Digital Science and Technology Park, a process that is directed and organized by and from the university; besides, they confessed being interested in models of Cuban smart cities, since the creation of such an important area like this one should be enabled through alliances and collaboration.
Since December 2017, UCI has been part of the International Association of Technology Parks, known by its acronym IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation); so this agreement to be signed by the two institutions will open up new spaces in pursuit of innovation and knowledge.
In the afternoon, the Rector also signed an agreement with the University of Matehuala, a Mexican institution that showed much interest in UCI’s educational programs.
The rector, Alfonso Nava Díaz, said that the main mission of his university, which has been training professionals for more than 20 years, is to graduate professionals committed to the integral development of their community, capable of making an impact on the changes of the current world. Actually, it is on this basis that he is interested in the exchange with specialists from UCI, who could give them support in many of their fields of studies.
The biannual event of higher education in Cuba opens doors for both national and foreign professionals to collaborate in favor of professional growth and a fairer society.
From left to right: Professor Dra. Marcia Lima da Silva and the Rector Ângela Maria Paiva Cruz of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), show their project of Metrópole Digital Science and Technology Park.