October 15, 2018: Russian-Cuban Research-and-Development Center for Computer Technologies and Advanced Computer Technologies Laboratory opened at the Taganrog College of Computer Technologies and Information Security, Southern Federal University.
An agreement on cooperation between the Southern Federal University and the university of Informatics Sciences (UCI) of Havana, Cuba was signed in the course of the visit of Cuban university's rector PhD Miriam Nicado García – member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. The official signing ceremony and the inauguration of the center took place October 13, 2018 on the campus of Southern Federal University in Taganrog.
Cooperation between the two countries has grown considerably over the past years, resulting from the agreements reached at the government level. Two weeks ago, the 3rd Session of the Russian-Cuban Working Group for collaboration in the field of science, technologies and environment completed in work in Havana, Cuba. During the talks between the ministries of science and higher education, the two sides signed a protocol on strengthening cooperation between research institutes and discussed joint priority projects in science, technology and innovation sectors.
"I am certain that common priorities in the scientific areas of Southern Federal University and Cuba will lead to closer cooperation in several sectors, including computer technologies and information security. The opening of the Russian-Cuban Center in Taganrog is an important development that will allow us to make a meaningful contribution to the development of research activities, increased student exchanges and humanitarian cooperation between our countries", told Deputy City Manager Roman Koryakin.
The cooperation agreement identifies joint research and development activity as the main area of cooperation. A special interest is shown for computer science, software and hardware development, robotics, information security, artificial intelligence, e-learning, virtual reality, collaborative scientific and educational activities, etc.