Rutgers Signs Formal Partnership Agreement with Cuban University

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

History was made in Camden on Monday as a partnership between two international universities was officially signed.

Rutgers University and the University of Havana signed a memorandum of understanding. The formal signing is the expansion of an agreement first reached by Rutgers University - Camden and the Cuban university in 2002. The goal of the partnership is to develop research and exchange opportunities for students and faculty of both nations.

"We want to do research projects. we want to be helpful to Cuba at a time where discussions in the White House are beginning to open up for a new dialog with Cuba," said Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, a professor of public policy and administration. 

The day of the signing also marks the beginning of the international conference on Cuba being held at the university. Over the next 3 days, students and staff from both countries will focus on issues of sustainability for Cuba, including improving population health and wellness along with urban planning and revitalization.

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