Russian language training school opens in Cuba

Russian language training school opens in Cuba

Representatives from three Cuban universities signed the agreement of intent with the Federal University of the South, in Russia, and inaugurated the Russian language training School in this capital.

The opening ceremony was attended by Miriam Alpizar, Cuba's Deputy Minister of Higher Education, and her Russian counterpart, Marina Borovskaya, along with Rectors Miriam Nicado (Havana University), Inna Shevchenko (Southern Federal University), Osana Molerio, (Las Villas Central University), and Alberto Turro (Guantanamo University).

The Higher Education Deputy Minister explained that this project was developed 10 years ago, and its main purpose is to ensure that the scholarship program for Cubans in Russia allows the scholars to study the language before entering the universities of that country.

The School will allow professionals who opt for master's, doctoral, or undergraduate scholarships to become proficient in the language.

Alpizar also said that in the medium term, the strength of this program will allow participating universities on the island to offer this teaching to other students, including those from Latin America.

After the signing of the agreement, the Russian Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education said that Cuba and Russia are at an important moment in their bilateral relations.

Borovskaya urged that the educational program should maintain the highest educational standards, which would allow learning the language, and that other subjects could be taught in that language.

Cuba and Russia have nearly 80 collaboration agreements in Higher Education, in addition to a program of 100 annual scholarships for Cuban students to study in Russian universities, and currently 302 Cuban students are studying in 28 universities of the Eurasian giant.