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Networks 2013 Phase 1 Cuba ICT


ICT for development is a high priority theme of Cuban government and as a transversal domain of great interest it offers opportunities for deepening of national Cuban intra-university cooperation and participation in regional, international networks. Through the creation of a 'ICT for development-network and multiplying the results of a successful IUC-programme (2003-2012) with Universidad Santa Clara de las Villas (UCLV) national impact will be achieved.
The VLIR Cuba ICT Network coordinated by UCLV broadens ICT related capacity building and research pertinent to economic and social priorities of Cuba. The project activities focus on ICT systems and management, ICT support in educational processes and knowledge management and research in ICT related sciences (RESICT). The knowledge and know-how of 6 Cuban universities is brought together: Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas (UCLV) (Central University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas),Universidad de Pinar del Río "Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca"  (University of Pinar del Río),Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas (UCI) (University of Informatic Sciences),Universidad "Oscar Lucero Moya" de Holguín. (University of Holguin),Universidad de Camagüey "Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz" (UC) and Universidad de Oriente (UO).

Intervention type

Network University Cooperation


01/04/2013 - 31/03/2019

This project is being implemented in:
Local promoter Héctor Cruz Enriquez
Flemish promoter Georges Eisendrath
Local partner institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Local partner institution Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas
Other Flemish Partners Universiteit Gent
Universiteit Hasselt
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Other local partners Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas
Universidad de Camagüey
Universidad de Holguín Oscar Lucero Moya
Universidad de Oriente
Universidad de Pinar del Río
Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas
Budget € 1.500.000