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Cuba will have a new university career: Transportation Engineering

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Cuban authorities announced this week the introduction of a new university career, the degree of Engineering of the Transportationduring the recently completed international trade fair which was held in Havana.

The career will train professionals for the administration of human and material resources in this branch, according to press reports.

The president of the national race commission, Juan Cogollos, explained that this new discipline arises from the need to recover and modernize the transportation in Cubawhich is currently experiencing serious difficulties, and train specialists for the country’s development projections, also in line with global trends, the agency refers in this regard EFE.

The new Transportation engineer will participate in technology transfer processes, will act with economic awareness taking into account the Cuban reality, and will master legal elements related to his professional activity, said the professor at the University of Hundred fireswhere this specialty will be taught, adds the news release.

When presenting the career at the International Transport and Logistics Fair, held at the Pabexpo fairgrounds, the professor stressed that the basis of the profession will be the administration of logistics processes associated with the sector —including seaports and airports— and transportation of goods and people.

Cogollos explained that it will be taught in daytime courses, of four years, and by meeting -of five- with a basic study plan, which includes subjects related to the humanistic preparation of the engineer.

In addition, it includes subjects such as transport engineering, electricity and automation, statistics and operational research, economics and process management, and transport technology and exploitation, review EFE.

Graduates of this career will be able to work in the ministry of the sector and its business system, forms of non-state management and other organizations related to the activity.

The International Transport and Logistics Fair was attended by 133 entities from the Island and 55 from abroad, and was visited by more than 5,000 people, according to official data. During it, about 40 contracts and more than 100 agreements and business intentions were signed, in activities of the port, maritime, railway and aviation branches, according to the organizers.

EFE / OnCuba

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