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Universidad de Oriente
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


University description (as per official university website)

The University preserves, promotes and develops the culture of our status as a university patented sixties, through the constant pursuit of excellence in the comprehensive education of students in scientific research and its application in overcoming professional and leaders and extension, according to international requirements and national and regional priorities, immersing ourselves in the society with the relevance and impact that demands our time.

To accomplish this mission the University of East has 1159 full-time faculty part-time and 2180. In total, there are 5180 workers (November 2009).

The center has 2 Campus. At the Antonio Maceo lie addresses the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Economics and Business, Science, Mathematics and Computer Sciences and Distance Education. At headquarters, Julio Antonio Mella found the addresses of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Construction.

At present work is organized in order to create a new venue: the Frank País, the previous Social Workers Training School.

In 1959 there were two most important universities of Havana University and the University of the East, founded the latter in 1947 and whose origins we find in the seminary, St. Basil the Great, founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1722. As you know, generations of Santiago tried to make this seminar at the University without this aspiration could be done: the creation of the Universidad de Oriente in 1947 became the coronation of old desires, aspirations and cultural efforts of the eastern Cuba in a period of over a century. On October 10, 1947, in a solemn ceremony held in the Provincial Government of Santiago de Cuba, with the presence of the bell Demajagua and the authorities of the province, founded the University of the East, based in the School of Trade, had 3 schools, 5 schools and 30 teachers. Constituting at the time the second higher education institution in the country. On April 27, 1948, the University of East is provisionally recognized by the Council of Ministers, established by that body in November, that if within two years was not approved by the relevant law, this agreement lacked entirely ineffective. From that point you start a new struggle, becoming official, to ensure its development. The fight for a public university official and was becoming autonomous demand of the province through governmental, social, trade union, civic groups and people in general. Under Law No. 16 of March 22, 1949 was formalized and included in the budget of the University of East nation. The University of the East had its beginnings a core of humanistic and scientific disciplines, of which several of them remain as the legacy of the founders and others who have left their imprint that lingers in our university. In 1976 the University is multiplied in the eastern provinces and going to be the matrix University east of the country. Ell in 2002 with the universalization of higher education consolidates the principle of its foundation to reach all sectors of the population entitled to free public higher education establishments.

Undergraduate Studies
University courses or undergraduate for foreigners at the University of East composed of 15 college degrees:

DEGREE in Chemistry, Mathematics, Art History, History, Literature, English Language, Psychology, Economics and Accounting.

ENGINEERING in Chemical, Mechanical, Automation, Electrical, Telecommunications and Electronics, Civil and Architecture.

In Cuba the academic year is organized by semesters begins on the first Monday in September and ends in the 2nd. week of July each year. As a condition of entry down the non-university Bachelor's degree equivalent to 12 degrees of pre-university education duly legalized birth certificate, health certificate and 6 passport photos. Students are governed by regulations of the Cuban Higher Education.

Registration applications are received in multiple ways: Cuban embassies abroad, embassies in Cuba, governments, organizations, firms engaged in human resource training, or in person at our university and the Ministry of Higher Education. This application must be made before 25 July each year, however, suggested presenting it in the shortest time possible because the capabilities that are offered are limited.

Payment of registration allows access to all university facilities for business purposes, a loan module books for our library services, links to companies and institutions related to the areas of study and research groups, fitness classes or sports and art education, and a primary health care.

Graduate Studies
Postgraduate studies (third cycle programs) are integrated by two ways:

Overcoming Professional (Course, Diploma, Training)
Academic (Specialist, Master and Doctorate)
Monothematic Postgraduate Courses include more than 300 titles annually, covering various topics of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Economics and Business Administration, Educational Sciences, Legal Sciences, Technical Sciences, Culture and Sport. The minimum number of hours is 20.

The Diploma enables specialized training of college graduates by providing knowledge acquisition and skill development aspects of a particular area of science or art.
The figures from the Postgraduate Diploma which grouped several graduate courses articulated between them that must also include the realization of a theoretical and / or additional practical courses not included in it. Be 200 hours minimum a Diploma.

Some graduate programs are:

Comprehensive Care Addiction.
Systems Engineering.
Networks and Operating Systems.
Statistics and Optimization.
Earthquake Resistant calculation.
Rehabilitation and Conservation.
Pedagogical Sciences.
Human Resources Management.
Plant Biotechnology.
Biology and Health.
Business Law.
Civil law.
Criminal Law.
Community Cultural Development.
Popular Education: Design and Methodology
Community Social Work.
Agroecology and Sustainability.
Urban Agriculture.
Housing and Environment Design.
Sustainable Use of Water Resources.
Agricultural Irrigation and Drainage.
Joint Operation of Water.
Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Renewable Energy.
The MSc is a postgraduate training process that provides graduates deep knowledge of research methods, broad scientific and advanced knowledge in a field of knowledge, developing job skills education, research and development.

Is given in the Master of one credit for each 15 hours or part thereof. You can give the master's thesis as well as other non-school activities as much as 50% of total program credits must devote up to 40% of total loans to research and 10-20% for non-school activities related to the academic year.

To perform a Master the basic requirements are:

Graduation from a college that is accredited with the appropriate title.
Meet the requirements of the Academic Committee of each Master.
Accept the established tuition.
Approve the appropriations system (minimum 70 credits. 1 credit equals 15 hours).
The average duration of the program is 2 years to 5 years.
Thesis successfully defended in court.
Medical certificate certifying the non-mentally ill.
Some master's programs are:

1. Tourism Management.
2. Business Administration.
3. Management.
4. Optimization
5. Computer Science.
6. Computer.
7. Bridges and Roads.
8. Energy Efficiency.
9. Finance.
10. Pedagogical Sciences.
11. Inorganic Chemistry.
12. Community Cultural Development.
13. Advanced Techniques for Integrated Community Development.
14. Communication Sciences.
15. Chemical Engineering
16. Energy.
17. Mechanical Design.
18. Biotechnology

The courses, diploma and Masters may vary from course to course depending on enrollment applications.
The Doctorate is a postgraduate training process that gives college graduates a deep and wide in a field of knowledge and allows you to get a scientific degree.
Doctoral Programs have variants full-time attendance or blended distance or part time. The PhD in semi-remote requires the presence of the foreign applicant at the Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, at least once a year (most recommended are two rooms) for a minimum period of one month at dates agreed between the doctoral student and tutor.

The requirements for doctoral studies in Cuba are:

Being a college graduate.
Application approval by the Scientific Council of the Universidad de Oriente.
Acceptance of the tuition established.
Passing the exam for admission to the doctoral program.
Accreditation of their foreign language skills (English, French, Russian, German and / or Spanish)
Approval of an essay on social problems of science and technology research connected with professional activity.
Predefensa approval of the thesis.
Approval of the thesis in the National Court of Scientific Degrees in their field.
Adoption of the defense case by the National Commission of Scientific Degrees of Cuba.
In variant blended or distance learning requires the doctor to perform visits to the Cuban University to check the progress of work which is defined in the work schedule is drawn up next to the Guardian University appointed by the Cuban.

It also suggests the presence of the tutor in the host country of the applicant. The tutor stays will be for a period not exceeding two months, with the aim of knowing the object of research study that advises and check the progress of the doctoral work by conducting an academic exchange with the institution of a doctoral student, between other activities.

The completion of the Ph.D. in Cuba is governed by the provisions of the Law on Scientific Degrees of the Republic of Cuba and the Regulations for the writing of the thesis and the Acts of Predefensa and defense of the thesis

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