Academic offer

Academic offer

Study in Panama

Panama City is characterized by having the happiest citizens in the world since 2012, and it is very easy to know the reason. Panama, or the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country found in Central America. Three million years ago, the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea and changed the world forever. It divided an ocean and united two continents, which caused one of the most important natural evolution events in the history of the world. Today, this narrow land bridge in Central America is the home to more species of birds and trees than in all of North America.

Panama is world renowned for its 48 miles of channel that link the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. Every year more than one million people visit the Panama Canal and witness this marvel of engineering and discover a beautiful cosmopolitan city, with all the comforts expected of a business and tourism center. In addition, Panama has become the main center for international humanitarian organizations and NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

More than 30 local universities (whether public or private) and several foreign business schools create a dynamic and vibrant academic landscape by making Panama a specialized education and research center in different areas aided by prosperity, security, cultural diversity and rich biodiversity throughout the country.

The Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) is the governing body of Panamanian education. For the National Directorate of Coordination of the Third Level of Teaching or Higher Education, academic mobility is a basic and fundamental element in the process of internationalization of higher education. The flow of people, technology and knowledge, across borders, as well as economic and cultural integration require the implementation of mechanisms for university cooperation to enhance and improve the quality of higher education. Academic mobility within the framework of the University Accreditation and Evaluation System of Panama implies the incorporation of strategies and projects that facilitate the implementation of actions between university higher education institutions and those of the context.

Two Panamanian state universities have been part of the FORINT project and after reformulating their internationalization strategies, the International Relations Directorates of these can offer all their collaboration to establish new academic exchanges, participation in international projects, international weeks among other services.

Universidad Especializada de las Américas (UDELAS) - Panama City

Why study at la Universidad Especializada de las Américas (UDELAS)?

It is an institution of higher education of the Republic of Panama, founded twenty-two (22) years ago. It has been developed integrating in its reason for being the social approach, it is an inclusive university, which in addition to generating academic activities in the capital of the country it has extensions in five (5) provincial capitals. In addition, develops eight (8) academic programs in the Indigenous Comarcas (Native Peoples). The Center for Attention to Diversity (CADI), Interdisciplinary Center for Care and Research in Education and Health (CIAES), The Institute of Physical and Sports Health (INSAFIDE), the Institute of Languages and Technology (ILTEC), support its academic development. Institute of Labor Studies (INETRA), Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Productive Linkage (CEVINPROS), The Specialized Center for Occupational Health and Safety of the Specialized University of the Americas (CESSO). The headquarters of the UDELAS is in the buildings of a former US military base, on the banks of the Pacific sector of the Panama Canal.

Those who visit the UDELAS, will discover the largest development pole in the Americas, which includes the Port of Balboa, the Howard Special Zone, the transsystemic train that travels the route from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice versa, and without a doubt the Panama Canal. Only 5 minutes from the headquarters of the UDELAS you will find the famous City of Knowledge, consisting of a complex of several centers of high scientific and research studies, international universities, regional organizations and the United Nations Hub organizations in the hemisphere.

The participation of UDELAS in regional and national academic mobility programs for students and teachers facilitates taking advantage to study in any province of the country or in the programs of indigenous communities, in addition to visiting and getting to know Panama. It has a varied program, designed to share knowledge, as well as cultural events that enrich the experience of life on campus and other venues nationwide.

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Universidad de Panamá (UP) - Panama City

Why study at Universidad de Panamá (UP)?

For more than eight decades, the University of Panama has been the institution that has given the greatest contributions to Panamanian society both in its economic, political and social development and in strengthening the values of national culture. During this period, our first house of studies has graduated more than two hundred thousand professionals in various disciplines.

The university proposal directs its efforts to students, to the University and its relationship with the great national problems, to international cooperation, to the higher education system, to the problems of the Panama Canal and the interoceanic region, to the environment and development sustainable, to science and technology, to scientific research, to the quality of teaching, to the improvement of the administrative system of the University, to the impulse of Regional Centers, to teaching problems, to postgraduate studies, to communication integral, to the extension, to the artistic and cultural diffusion, to the budgetary aspects, to the new law, statutes and university regulations, to the library system, among other topics.

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Study in Cuba

Culture, nature, history, magic and traditions come together in Cuba. In the heart of the Caribbean, an island is hidden that will undoubtedly captivate you: the largest of the Antilles, a mixture of multiple cultures, mergers of races and customs that gave rise to one of the Caribbean destinations most unique and fascinating in the world. Cuba is a magical place where the scars of history are as strong as the joy of living latent.

Visitors will find a fantastic combination of culture and nature, discover and enjoy the inland territories and the fantastic coasts of the island, with a climate that allows outdoor activities s throughout the year.

From 1959 to the present, 56004 foreign students of 137 nationalities have been trained in Cuba and you can be one of them. They are currently studying in Cuba: 11223 foreign students from 133 countries, 1525 of them in careers from the Ministry of Higher Education.

The Ministry of Higher Education (MES) is the body responsible for directing, proposing, executing and controlling the state and government policy regarding higher education. The MES has a network of 22 universities and 3 university research centers, thus having a very dynamic and diverse academic landscape.

The MES system is made up of the Central Organ, which oversees the normative and methodological direction and the execution of State and government policy in that area, and by universities, science, technology and innovation entities and companies. It is based on a humanistic, universalized, scientific, technological, innovative, integrated and committed with the Cuban society to build a prosperous and sustainable socialism.

Six of these universities have been part of the FORINT project and after reformulating their internationalization strategies, the International Relations Directorates of these universities can offer all their collaboration to establish new academic exchanges, participation in international projects or international weeks among other services

Universidad Agraria de la Habana Fructuoso Rodríguez Pérez (UNAH) - Mayabeque

Why you should study at the Universidad Agraria de La Habana “Fructuoso Rodríguez Pérez”?

Because this institution is the oldest Agricultural University of Cuba. It belongs to the only Scientific, Teaching, Technological and Agrifood Higher Education complex located in the province of Mayabeque, formed by the Institute of Animal Science (ICA), National Center for Agricultural Health (CENSA) and the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences ( INCA). For more than 40 years it has offered experimental learning opportunities in fields such as: Agriculture, engineering, pedagogical, social and economic sciences, among others. At UNAH, students can generate knowledge and find innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. The UNAH is located at Km 23 1/2, of the National Highway and 4 Km from the San José de las Lajas municipality. It is a hub for international talent and a center for education and research in specialized fields, due to its security, cultural diversity and rich biodiversity.

Those who visit UNAH will find a fantastic interaction with nature. Its seven faculties create a dynamic and developing academic landscape. The Study Centers that it has for Higher Education (CEESA), Development Management (CEGED) and the UNESCO Chair in Agroecology and Sustainable Development are notable examples of the province's growing Research-Development potential. Notable examples of the growing research-development potential of the province are the Study Centers that it has for Higher Education (CEESA), Development Management (CEGED) and the UNESCO Chair in Agroecology and Sustainable Development.

Only a few minutes from the Capital of the country and with a variety of tourist offers, there is an innovative community that promotes development through science, humanism and innovation.

It is a place where scientists, academics, experts and international organizations come together to generate solutions to local and global problems, with a vision towards a more prosperous, inclusive society that guarantees a sustainable future.

It has a student community and a group of volunteers that welcome visitors. It offers a varied program, designed to share knowledge, as well as cultural events that enrich the experience of life on campus.

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Universidad de la Habana (UH) - La Habana

Why you should study at the Universidad de la Habana (UH)?

With almost three hundred years of existence, the University of Havana is an institution that treasures a recognized patrimonial, historical and scientific wealth. From its foundation in 1728 to the present day, it has passed through the most diverse currents of thought and the most difficult vicissitudes of our history. Throughout these years, the University has exhibited relevant results in the graduation of professionals, masters and doctors with a quality and ethics recognized nationally and internationally.

The University of Havana, the oldest in Cuba, safeguards a rich heritage that includes the most diverse typologies: from architecture to plastic arts, from archives and libraries to technological instruments, among many others. Declared a National Monument in 1978, the University Hill is an expression of profound identity values, not only for the institutional community, but also for the people of the capital and the nation. Custodied in museums and collections, or scattered through classrooms and laboratories, there are goods that testify to the evolution of Cuban science and culture.

At present, the UH has 18 faculties, 5 branches and 20 research centres that forge professionals and scientists at the height of the demands of Cuban society and international trends in their respective fields of action. It offers professional training in 32 undergraduate degrees, 23 doctoral programs and 68 master's programs. The current total enrolment is 24,247 students.

The University of Havana works constantly to extend to society the knowledge produced by the university community, following its principles of collaboration with a high sense of responsibility and vocation of service, while nurturing social processes in terms of scientific production.

The growing exchange and cooperation with other universities and research centres around the world, show an intense activity in order to raise its international prestige and improve Cuban higher education.

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Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas (UCLV) - Villa Clara

Why you should study at Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV)?

The Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV), institution of Excellence of Higher Education in Cuba, is the most important Higher Education Center in the central region of Cuba and opens its doors to all those interested in studying Undergraduate and postgraduate in Cuba and wishing to delve into the fascinating history and culture of the largest island of the Antilles.

T La Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV), the most interdisciplinary university in the country, consists of three university campuses in which 54 careers covering humanistic, technical and natural sciences are studied. In addition, it offers 45 academic master's programs and 27 postgraduate programs.

If you want to develop higher level studies, an internship, carry out your undergraduate or engineering thesis under the guidance of prestigious tutors, receive specialized courses or learn or improve your knowledge of Spanish, the UCLV opens the doors as a student next entry.

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Universidad de Camagüey, Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz (UC) - Camagüey

Why you should study at Universidad de Camagüey “Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz” (UC)?

The Universidad de Camagüey "Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz" (UC) is an institution certified by the National Accreditation Board, and it was the first institution of higher education to be established in Cuba after the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959.

The historic centre of Camagüey was declared in 2008: World Heritage by UNESCO, for its patrimonial values and its conservation. Its markedly flat territory has propitiated the development of cattle ranching and has several recognized tourist poles: the Santa Lucía beach and the hotel complex in development of Cayo Santa María.

Our province is the largest in the country, home to unforgettable patriots, scientists and artists. Its narrow streets, its jars, its unforgettable legends, its countless churches and its proud people have given as fruit to a peculiar culture that distinguishes and dignifies us, and in this process, the University as a space of constant creation has deeply contributed.

The development of the University has essentially been aimed at responding to the needs of our society from all spheres: teaching, research and cultural, based on their characteristics and generating positive impacts in the social sphere.

The last few years have marked for our innovative, scientific and extensionist institution the strengthening of relations with national and international organizations, based on the joint development of local development plans, programs and projects, with marked relevance and impact generators in the community, fundamentally in areas related to Agroindustry and biotechnology, constructions, tourism, local development, education, defence, energy and ICTs.

The university currently comprises 10 faculties, 49 teaching departments, 53 careers, 40 postgraduate programs, 12 municipal university campuses, 9 study centres and 50 research groups of high recognition in the territory and with national and international prestige. It has an enrolment of more than 13,000 students, including nearly a hundred foreigners.

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Universidad de Holguín (UHo) - Holguín

Why you should study at Universidad de Holguín (UHo)?

The Universidad de Holguín is an institution with more than 50 years of experience officially accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education of Cuba. Located in the eastern part of the island, Holguín is a city characterized by its attractive parks, its security, its traditions, its spaces and cultural events throughout the year.

The different academic programs offer valuable educational opportunities and immersion in Cuban society, economy and culture. Through them, students will be able to enrich their knowledge by participating in curricular and extracurricular activities that will allow them to complete their education in an integral way.

At present, the university consists of 8 faculties, in which a total of 49 careers, 20 master's degrees and 4 postgraduate specialties are studied. To emphasize the quality and professionalism of the professors linked to all the academic programs, essential characteristics for their good development.

The international students who come to study at the University of Holguín will not only obtain a great personal experience of life, but they will also be able to see the impact of the training programs on society and be participants in the direct work links of the Faculties with the economic development of Holguín province, especially in sectors such as tourism, agriculture, services and industrial development.

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Universidad de Oriente (UO) - Santiago de Cuba

Why you should study at the Universidad de Oriente (UO)?

Because it is a University accredited as an Institution of Excellence by the National Accreditation Board, since April 4, 2018. It is the second university created in the country and the headquarters of the Eastern Region of Cuba, founded on October 10, 1947. It preserves, develops and promotes culture, as a revolutionary university, through the constant search for excellence in the integral formation of undergraduate and graduate students, scientific research, its application and extension to society with the relevance and impact that our time demands.

The Universidad de Oriente is characterized for being a university of science and conscience, characterized by the diversity of the careers that are studied. It is structured by 13 Faculties (Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages, Physical Culture, Construction, Natural and Exact Sciences, Economic and Business Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedicine, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Agronomy), in which 65 careers are developed, of which 32 are accredited, and 15 are from excellence. It has 10 study centres and 2 science, technology and Innovation entities. It also has accredited training programs for master's degrees, doctorates and postgraduate specialization.

The UO is located practically at the entrance of the city of Santiago de Cuba, has two central university headquarters: Headquarters Antonio Maceo located in Avenida Patricio Lumumba S/N Altos de Quintero and the Headquarters Julio Antonio Mella in Avenida de las Américas s/n, both in the same municipality Santiago de Cuba separated by 1 ½ km distance. In addition, in each municipality of the province of Santiago de Cuba, there is a university centre.

Those who visit the UO can learn much more about the history, culture and traditions of the city of Santiago de Cuba and at the same time exchange experiences that allow to strengthen the existing relations between the institutions, joining science and conscience in pursuit of the scientific, technical and cultural development.

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