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In 2002, Rutgers University–Camden and the University of Havana signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize research and exchange opportunities for students and faculty.

Since that time, the partnership has flourished, resulting in collaborative faculty research projects, student fellowships and internships, and frequent visits to Cuba led by expert faculty and staff.

Signaling a new era of intellectual exchange, the now-expiring MOU was re-signed today – only this time encompassing all of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – during the International Conference on Cuba, held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

“Global learning is a prerequisite for student success, and international partnerships strengthen faculty research opportunities,” says Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon. “Rutgers–Camden is proud to have forged this relationship with the University of Havana. We look forward to the many exciting new possibilities that will emerge now that our relationship has expanded to include the impressive resources of all of Rutgers.”

Representatives from Rutgers and the University of Havana signed the new agreement on Oct. 31 during a free, public symposium held on the first day of the conference.

“The collaboration with Rutgers University is significant, given the track record and international prestige of this American university, particularly in areas of community development, where Rutgers–Camden has developed many successful projects,” says Cristina Diaz, a distinguished professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Havana.
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