The Cuban Higher Education Minister, Miguel Diaz-Canel, pointed out that the quantitative increase on the university enrolment responds to the Cuban social inclusion policies, during a lectured offered in the International Congress on Pedagogy 2011.
Nowadays, the university enrolment includes more than 700 000 people in Cuba, mainly in their municipalities due to the universalization process which began in 2001.
Diaz-Canel affirmed that this sector is improving the educational work, the knowledge on History and the shaping of values despite that the university is in no conditions yet to meet all the needs of the national economic plan.
He noted that in view of the economic and ideological challenges imposed by the current situation, the higher education system is working for ratifying the Cuban university model.
The Cuban minister also highlighted the research programs of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the graduation of more than 30 000 foreign students from 129 nations, and the constant improvement of university processes.