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Chinese and Cuban universities to inaugurate study center

Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The University of Havana (UH) and the East China Normal University, agreed to open a multidisciplinary center for studies on Latin America and the Caribbean, which will strengthen cooperation in the educational sphere.

The decision was made during a meeting between Lei Qili, vice-president of the Chinese academy, and Marian Hernández, first vice-rector of the UH.

December last, Dionisio Zaldívar, UH vice-rector, commented to Prensa Latina about the expressed interest of the East China Normal University to undertake this project.

Zaldívar also spoke of contacts established with the Shanghai International Studies, the Shanghai Normal University and other universities in the provinces of Henan, Shandong and Jiangsu. He mentioned the strong willingness of all these entities to work with Cuba on issues such as teaching Spanish language and culture, although they also seek to collaborate in tourism and economy sectors.

During Zaldívar’s visit to China last year, the UH and the Shanghai University of Science and Technology opened a joint international center and laboratory on cancer diagnosis, and by this cementing their relationship.

In addition, the UH joined the University Alliance of the Silk Road, led by Xian Jiao Tong University, and the International Agriculture Consortium led by Jiangsu University.

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