Universidad de Oriente

The Universidad de Oriente (UO) is an institution attached to the Ministry of Higher Education (MES). Founded on October 10, 1947 and accredited as an Institution of Excellence by the National Accreditation Board (JAN), since February 2018.

It is located at the entrance of the city of Santiago de Cuba, and has two headquarters: Sede Antonio Maceo, located at Avenida Patricio Lumumba s/n, Altos de Quintero, where the Patrimonial Ensemble that holds the status of National Monument is located; and Sede Julio Antonio Melia, located at Avenida de las Americas s/n.

It preserves, develops and promotes culture, as a revolutionary university, through the constant search for excellence in the integral formation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is inherent to scientific research, its application and extension to society, with the relevance and impact demanded by today's world.

Since its foundation, the Universidad de Oriente has been characterized by its multidisciplinary nature and currently has 13 Faculties; 8 Municipal University Centers; 7 Study Centers and 3 Science, Technology and Innovation entities (ECTI). The UO trains professionals in 60 degree programs in three study modalities and 16 short-cycle programs in two modalities. Of the total number of degree programs, 38 are accredited, of which 15 have the category of Excellence. Postgraduate studies are developed in 53 academic and scientific programs: 15 doctoral programs, 30 master's programs and 8 specialties. A total of 29 programs meet the quality standards established by the JAN in one of the categories, of which 17 are of Excellence.

Committed to its time and the development of society, the septuagenarian Universidad de Oriente has graduated more than 68 thousand professionals from the country and other nationalities in the various branches of science and technology.

Among the 13 faculties, the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Agronomy, which has existed since the founding of the UO; It promotes knowledge management as a response to local agricultural development in the territory, from academic training and its interweaving with innovation and research from different fields of training in the management of crops and animals of economic interest, hence the importance given to the intention to insert us as a member of the China-Latin America Alliance for Innovation, Research and Agricultural Education, as an alternative to promote the development of joint scientific and technological projects.

In general, the UO5 committed to its time and the development of society, has graduated more than 68 thousand professionals from the country and other nationalities in the various branches of science and technology.

In its social condition, it has maintained the foundational essence of the link with the society that gave rise to it, and has assumed the historical and cultural relationship of its own time and era. This achievement is shown in the extension and internationalization actions, materialized with the participation in 18 international projects, 233 collaboration agreements with foreign universities and institutions and 76 national ones, which raise the quality and relevance of the center. These results constitute an opportunity for the integration to the alliance by virtue of the contributions to the agricultural and socio-economic development of the province of Santiago de Cuba and the eastern region of the country.