NORTHEASTERN SIGNS HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF HAVANA

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President Aoun signed an agreement with the University of Havana—the most comprehensive academic initiative by an American institution in Cuba—last week during a visit to Cuba, where he led a delegation of Northeastern faculty and staff and members of Congress. This story is the first in a five-part series covering the visit.

Northeastern has signed the most far-reaching agreement between an American university and the University of Havana, a collaboration that includes co-op and other educational opportunities, as well as research partnerships in areas such as coastal sustainability, rare tropical diseases, and the social sciences.
President Joseph E. Aoun signed the agreement on Tuesday as part of a four-day visit to Cuba, where he led a delegation of Northeastern faculty and staff as well as U.S. Reps. James McGovern and Seth Moulton.

Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and Ministry of Higher Education paved the way for the agreement, which expands upon Northeastern’s comprehensive partnerships in Cuba aimed at providing new academic opportunities for students and faculty and building strong relationships with institutions in the Latin American country.