Northeastern signs historic agreement in Cuba

Northeastern has signed the most far-reaching agreement between an American university and the University of Havana, a collaboration that includes co-op and other educational opportunities, as well as research partnerships in areas such as coastal sustainability, rare tropical diseases, and the social sciences. President Joseph E. Aoun signed the agreement on Feb. 21, 2017, as part of a four-day visit to Cuba, where he led a delegation of Northeastern faculty and staff as well as U.S. Reps. James McGovern and Seth Moulton. Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and Ministry of Higher Education paved the way for the agreement, which expands upon Northeastern’s comprehensive partnerships in Cuba aimed at providing new academic opportunities for students and faculty and building strong relationships with institutions in the Latin American country.