La Habana, Cuba, 11 December 2019. In the context of the XIII International Conference on Caribbean Studies, celebrated between December 9th and 11th in the University of Havana (UH), the Joint Center for the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean was officially inaugurated.
The ceremony was chaired by Dr. Miriam Nicado, chancellor of the UH, and by Dr. Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI).
The Center aims to unite both academic institutions in this field of research and it's meant to become an institution of reference among the study centers of the University of Havana.
In 2018, the UH and its counterpart from the UWI, Mona Campus, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Cuba, to strengthen the relations of exchange and cooperation between both institutions.