University 2014 in Cuba for Social Commitment in Higher Education

Delegates of the 9th edition of the 2014 International University Congress focuses debates today in this capital on the social responsibility of higher educational centers in the world.

According to the event’s program, a master lecture by Brazilian teologist Frei Betto about teachers’ role in the political training of students is scheduled for today.

Other outstanding plenary activities are debates on the commitment of the universities with the society, by Cuban Higher Education Minister Rodolfo Alarcon. Also on the list is a panel of debates to highlight the support of students to the cause of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters, four of them still in U.S. prisons.

The panel is coordinated by the Network of Universities in Solidarity with the Cuban Five, as Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez are universally known.

They received long sentences in that northern country for preventing actions against Cuba by violent groups mainly settled in Miami.

Almost 60 countries from all continents, among them more than a dozen of higher education ministers and many heads of regional and continental organizations are attending this Congress.

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