The UdA expands its international mobility options with two universities in Cuba
The rector of the University of Andorra (UdA), Miquel Nicolau, has signed two new international mobility agreements with two universities in Cuba this week, expanding the number of institutions with which the UdA can carry out academic exchanges. The two agreements, one with the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) in Havana and the other with the University of Artemisa, have been signed during the celebration of the 12th International Congress of Higher Education ‘ Universidad 2020 ‘, hosted in Havana from 10 to 14 February. Virginia Larraz, Director of the College of Health and Education Sciences, also attended the conference and presented a report entitled “The education model of the University of Andorra: a competency-based model”.
The two agreements provide new options for UdA students and staff who wish to participate in a semester study abroad or an academic stay and also allow the University of Andorra to welcome international students from these institutions. In the case of UCI, the agreement is specific to computer science students from UdA and computer science engineering students from the Cuban university. On the other hand, the agreement with the University of Artemisa is intended mainly for education and business administration students. In this sense, future teachers who are training in Andorra will be able to study in Cuba and take courses in primary education, preschool education, special education or English language education.
The Congress ‘ Universidad 2020 ‘ also coincided with the Ibero-American Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Higher Education, which was held at the beginning of the week in Havana and chaired by the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Esther Vilarrubla, together with the Ibero-American Secretary-General, Rebeca Grynspan, and the Cuban Minister of Education, José Ramón Saborido . During her speech, Vilarrubla highlighted UdA’s progressive growth and the promotion of international mobility with Ibero-American institutions. Apart from being a member of the Ibero-American University Council (CUIB), the University of Andorra also has bilateral mobility agreements with universities in Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and Spain. The UdA now has a total of 36 mobility agreements worldwide.
Along these lines, the application period opens this week for international mobility during the first semester of the next academic year. The deadline is 15 March.