banderasconjuntas.jpgWith the support of the Flemish Interuniversity Council, the Universidad de Oriente and the participating flemish flemish universities, are targeting to provide significant results in correspondence with local and national development priorities in the eastern region of Cuba. During the implementation of the program, a major boost for the improvement of the human resources management, the infrastructure and the creation of research alliances and their resulting social impact, has been carried out at an institutional level.

Fidel Castro’s thinking: a Cuban intangible heritage.

Submitted by Daylenis Blanco on Tuesday 27 de June 2017 - 03:3 pm

During the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean States, whose temporary presidency is held by Cuba, Dr. Neris Rodríguez Matos presented the paper “Fidel Castro’s thinking on the Latin American and Caribbean integration”. “The way of thinking and doing of certain relevant figures constitute part and parcel of the intangible heritage of nations”.
“Culture and knowledge economies: The future of the Caribbean development?” was the title of the lecture delivered in Nassau, Bahamas, where researchers from numerous Caribbean states attended. As expressed by Dr. Rodríguez Matos, the Cuban delegation was made up of nine researchers belonging to different universities of the country, as well as representatives from the Caribbean House and the Americas House.
The upcoming conference will be held in Cuba in June 2018, in the context of the 290 anniversary celebration of the foundation of the University of Havana.

Translator: Lilia Sanz Gámez.

Cuban Cultural Heritage, conquests and new challenges

Submitted by Daylenis Blanco on Tuesday 27 de June 2017 - 03:3 pm

Cuban Cultural Heritage, conquests and new challenges, was the topic of the lecture delivered by the architect María Teresa Muñoz Castillo, Ph.D, in the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 20th.
According to Dr. Muñoz, member of the P4, the lecture revolved around the Cuban heritage wealth and the management model developed by the Conservateur and the Historian offices in the island, emphasizing the cases of Old Havana and Santiago de Cuba. “In the current change context of the country, with new opening-ups that bear a direct impact on the built heritage, preserving cultural heritage values and maintaining such conquests as the residential traits of the historical city, becomes a challenge.”
Several professors and PhD and MSc students from the PUCC and the UNICAMP attended Dr. Muñoz’s lecture. The Cuban reality in terms of heritage preservation and management as well as the housing policy, was a common reflection among attendees.
Dr. Muñoz Castillo fulfills a full engagement book during her postdoctoral stay in Campinas. Dr. Muñoz is also embedded in the development of studies associated to the garden neighborhoods of Nueva Campinas, in Brazil, and Terrazas de Vista Alegre, in Santiago de Cuba.