Central University of Las Villas (UCLV), Cuba

uclv logoThe Central University of Las Villas (UCLV) is after the University of Havana the second largest university in Cuba and the most complete one regarding the offered careers. It is organised in 13 faculties covering the areas of exact sciences, engineering, economics sciences, tourism, law, humanities and social sciences, and agricultural sciences with about 18000 students.Eight master programmes of the UCLV are directly related to the project "Developing Sustainability": Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Constructions, Environmental Management, Environment Sanitation Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Constructions, Environmental Business Informatics, and Business Informatics. The faculties and centres directly related to the project are: Centre of Studies on Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Chemistry.

The objectives of the joint project meets some of the main requirements of the Cuban ‘National Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation 2008-2010’ science has to contribute to, namely:

  • Environmental pollution and clean technologies;
  • Information and communications technologies;
  • Scientific and technological services with high added value;
  • Adjustment to the climatic change;
  • Conservation and rational management of the natural resources of the country, especially soils, forests, water and biodiversity; and
  • Vulnerability and risks of natural disasters.

Since UCLV defined the "Estrategia Ambiental de la UCLV – EA-UCLV" (strategy for environmental development) for the period 2008-2010 with regard to the main areas of the national strategy, the projected joint project has the ability to contribute to both the national development strategy and the university’s concept for environmental development.


Developing Sustainability project representative at UCLV

Prof. Dr. Carlos Perez Risquet

Facultad de Matemática Fiscia y Computación
Carretera a Camajuani Km 5,5
Santa Clara, Villa Clara

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 February 2012 07:53