Cuban leader's son visits Zayed University
Abu Dhabi |By A Staff Reporter |
Zayed University yesterday received a Cuban educational delegation
headed by the son of the Latin American country's leader, Fidel Castro.
Professor Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, of the Cuban Academy of
Sciences, was in Abu Dhabi on a tour of the capital's educational
institutions. "We were invited by the Higher Education authorities
in Abu Dhabi to visit its colleges and universities.
"We think Zayed University is very impressive in its organisation.
There is a vision for achieving excellence and providing
opportunities for knowledge. Colleges and universities here have an
advanced level of technology," he said.
Prof. Diaz-Balart added that the visit was a preliminary trip from which
ideas could be
generated. The delegation later met Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher
Education and Scientific Research.
The Cuban representatives had travelled to the UAE to take part in the
G77 Higher Level
Science and Technology meeting. Prof. Diaz-Balart also visited Abu Dhabi Men's College and Abu
Dhabi Women's College.