The University of Las Tunas reached the category of Qualified according to the opinion of the National Accreditation Board (JAN by its Spanish acronym), being the first in the country to be evaluated under the new evaluation models of Higher Education; as it was recently posted on her Facebook account by Aurora Ramos de las Heras, rector of the institution.
Las Tunas, Cuba.- The Board also notified that the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering was certified. The condition expresses the quality of this program, of which its third edition is being held, and allows professionals from different branches of production and services in the territory to be better able to face the current challenges of the Cuban Business System.
From November 25 to 30, 2019, the high studies house in Las Tunas was subjected to a rigorous external evaluation process, in which a committee of more than 30 experts analyzed the main indicators of the methodological, research and extension work in the last five years, as well as its current status and the main projections aimed at sustaining and improvement.
Exams of History of Cuba, Marxism, the scientific, academic and teaching growth projection, training in undergraduate, research and postgraduate, infrastructure and impact are among the variables that were measured. The faculties of Economic, Technical and Agricultural Sciences, and Education Sciences, as well as the municipal university centers of Puerto Padre, Jesús Menéndez and Jobabo were subject of an exhaustive inspection.
Among the main strengths of the institution are its eight lines of research, the more than 1,400 scientific awards obtained in the last five years and the more than 300 articles published in journals of groups I and II, in the same period. All of this is linked to the work of a faculty in which more than 400 professors have main teaching categories and 135 are Doctors of Science.
The University now has 101 projects, of which 36 are institutional, 13 are associated with programs and 27 are business. It also maintains a coherent international relations strategy reflected in the signing of 37 international cooperation agreements, collaboration in 21 international academic networks, an international project of its own, and participation in four others.