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Northeastern secures academic partnerships for co-​​ops, research in Cuba

Uta Poiger signs an agreement with the University of Havana

Uta Poiger, dean of the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, signs an agree­ment with the Uni­ver­sity of Havana. While a handful of U.S. higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions already offer study abroad and lan­guage immer­sion pro­grams in Cuba, these new part­ner­ships posi­tion North­eastern at the fore­front of expanding aca­d­emic oppor­tu­ni­ties in the country.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has signed agree­ments with insti­tu­tions in Cuba offi­cially estab­lishing part­ner­ships that will lead to a range of new aca­d­emic opportunities—from global co-​​ops to research—for North­eastern stu­dents and faculty.

Uni­ver­sity leaders and fac­ulty from North­eastern met on campus Tuesday with a Cuban del­e­ga­tion from the Fun­dación Antonio Núñez Jiménez and the Uni­ver­sity of Havana to sign the agree­ments, which come on the heels of a North­eastern delegation’s visit to Cuba in March to explore aca­d­emic and research part­ner­ships there. The recent moves to begin nor­mal­izing of rela­tions between the United States and Cuba paved the way for North­eastern to pursue these opportunities.

While a handful of U.S. higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions already offer study abroad and lan­guage immer­sion pro­grams in Cuba, these new part­ner­ships posi­tion North­eastern at the fore­front of expanding aca­d­emic oppor­tu­ni­ties in the country. They will also serve as the foun­da­tion for other poten­tial part­ner­ships with these two insti­tu­tions in the future.

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