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GLOBAL

CUBA

spotlight

Although recent political changes in the United States may alter the timeline of
warming relations with Cuba, colleges and universities are already moving forward with partnership programs (see "Partnering with Cuba: New Opportunities
for Forming Collaborative Academic Initiatives, p. 60). After so many years of
division, here's a primer on the basics and context of Cuban higher education.

HIGHER EDUCATION

60+

universities

1

OVERALL

12

centers of
science,
technology, and
innovation2

11.3 million people5

P
12.9%

of national
budget devoted
to education-
the biggest
proportion in
the world3

720,535

Cuban students
enrolled in
Cuba's tertiary
education
system4

NOTES
1. http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/latin-america/cuba/guide
2. http://www.mes.gob.cu/documentos/Plegable.pdf
3. http://www.nnoc.info/world-bank-cuba-has-the-highest-investment-in-education-worldwide/
4. http://uis.unesco.org/en/country/cu?theme=education-and-literacy
5. http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/cuba-population/
6. http://oncubamagazine.com/economia-negocios/2016-un-ano-tenso-para-la-economia-de-cuba/

2015: Diplomatic relations between
Cuba and the United States restored
after more than 50 years
of estrangement

3.5 million visitors
to Cuba in 2015,
up 17 percent
from 20146

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http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/latin-america/cuba/guide http://www.mes.gob.cu/documentos/Plegable.pdf http://www.nnoc.info/world-bank-cuba-has-the-highest-investment-in-education-worldwide/ http://uis.unesco.org/en/country/cu?theme=education-and-literacy http://www.worldpopulationreview.com/countries/cuba-population/ http://www.oncubamagazine.com/economia-negocios/2016-un-ano-tenso-para-la-economia-de-cuba/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - March/April 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Global Spotlight Cuba
Insights
Voices
Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
Campus Snapshot: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
Partnering
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 3
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 4
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 5
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 6
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 7
International Educator - March/April 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Global Spotlight Cuba
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Insights
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 11
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Voices
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 13
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 14
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 15
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 17
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 50
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 51
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 54
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 55
International Educator - March/April 2017 - International Student Affairs
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 57
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 58
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 59
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Partnering
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 61
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 62
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 63
International Educator - March/April 2017 - View From Out Here
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 65
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 66
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 67
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