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VILLAVICENCIO PLASENCIA, María Victoria. Internationalization of Higher Education in Cuba - Major Indicators. Econ. y Desarrollo [online]. 2019, vol.162, n.2, e11.  Epub Aug 13, 2019. ISSN ISSN.

Higher education has been made more and more international for the last few years, which has been essential to the development of universities. This work starts from the fact that there is interdependency between internal and external factors in universities’ international relations. Theoretical bases of internationalization and its current trends are presented. Cuba has been involved in this process which has had various stages. This is why a set of indicators of the significance of internationalization to Cuban higher education, and its impact on university processes, particularly research and postgraduate degree programs, are highlighted. Cuban universities have been engaged more and more in this process, always taking into account the Cuban Revolution’s principles. Suggestions to make the most of opportunities offered by international cooperation are made.

Keywords : Internationalization; higher education; international cooperation.

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