miércoles, 7 de julio de 2010

More than Two Thousands Graduates in University of Havana

The most outstanding graduates of the almost 300-year-old University of Havana were holding their diplomas last Tuesday, satisfied at concluding a complex learning stage and with expectations of entering the working world.

All the graduates received their diplomas in a graduation ceremony in the university's Aula Magna last Monday, representing 2 thousands 98 students who received their degrees in diverse areas of study.

That number includes 1 thousand 35 students who completed their studies in regular daytime courses, 770 in municipal university satellite campuses, 162 in workers' courses, and 131 in long-distance learning.

About 26 foreign scholarship students from 18 countries also graduated from the emblematic university, which has 17 faculties and several research centers.

The University of Havana is located in the Vedado district of Havana, and was founded in 1728, it is the oldest university in Cuba and one of the first to be founded in the Americas. Founded as a religious institution, today the University of Havana has 15 faculties (colleges) at its Havana campus and distance learning centers throughout Cuba.

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