Universidad 2012 Debates Future Challenges

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Social liability of universities will guide debates in the Ninth Congress University 2014 in Cuba, Minister of Higher Education Miguel Diaz-Canel announced. “A better world is not possible without sustainable development or social liability of the university”, he added.

The call is consistent with issues discussed previously, Diaz-Canel told journalists during a tour of an exhibit about higher education achievements as part of the 8th Congress, in session until Friday, Feb. 17.

He said that the durability and broad mobilization achieved in the forum have been possible because of the consistency and coherence of issues discussed; all issues are inextricably linked.

“In 2010 we discussed the construction of a better world from the university perspective; now we are talking about sustainable development and two years from now we will talk social liability,” said the minister.

A better world is not possible without sustainable development or social liability of the university, added Diaz, Canel, who is also head of the organizing committee of the Congress, which has gathered in Havana nearly 3,000 delegates from 55 countries.

Referring to the large presence of visitors, Diaz-Canel said a highly topical issue is under discussion, as human survival is being decided from an academic view.

The call is to carry out debates with honesty, and besides contributing a culture of sustainable development, the campuses must be the first to having sustainable models.

Taken from Prensa Latina

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