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Belgian projects to benefit universities in eastern Cuba

University of Oriente

University of Oriente

Higher education centers in eastern Cuba will benefit from a collaboration project with the Flemish University Council (VLIR) of Belgium, it was reported.

VLIR representatives met here with rectors of Cuban universities to assess those works.

The effort, implemented at the University of Oriente (UO), the major higher education institution in eastern Cuba, will expand the impact of eight projects on sustainable agriculture and climate change, application of biomedical images and signal processing.

Other fields involved are bio-pharmaceutical products from natural sources, preservation of heritage, energy, biofuels and clean technologies for sustainable development.

As part of the joint project on the infrastructure of information technologies and communications, new equipment will be installed as of May to create a university eastern node, a significant step in the development of such a necessary sector.

Among UO’s strengths to promote this collaboration are the first Cuban-made magnetic resonance equipment, which was installed in the country’s healthcare system, products against immune-depression for HIV-AIDS patients and software and medical images networks.

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