H.E. the Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Maria Fernanda Rollo, was in Cuba from April 27 to May 2, for an official visit. The portuguese delegation included representatives of the Coordinating Council of the Polytechnic Institutes, of the University of Coimbra and of the "Nova" University of Lisbon.
The program included meetings with the Minister and the Vice Minister of Higher Education and with the Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba. The delegation visited the José Antonio Echeverría Technological University, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine and the University of Havana.
During these meetings, the excellent relations between Portugal and Cuba were reiterated and new possibilities of academic and scientific collaboration were discussed, with a view to promoting a greater exchange of students and researchers.