Cuban Experiences on Computing and Education

  • Tomás López Jiménez
  • Melchor Félix Gil Morell
  • Adriana Estrada Negrin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 269)


In 1959 in Cuba, there was little knowledge regarding modern computing; the educational offerings at the university level were not enough and the diversity was low. Currently, this environment has changed completely obtaining levels over world average standards. Apart from the collaboration from abroad that the country has received, the domestic development has played a vital role since the 1960s. The main events on industrial and scientific development on computing in Cuba and its teaching at all educational levels in this country appear in this work. We show the issues that reflect how the early and systematic guidance and attention from the country’s administration, together with the active and certain academic and scientific policy of the University of Havana were highly decisive. Although the main research covers through the mid 1990s, we also demonstrate the early events that would be of interest.


Cuba Computing Informatics Education Science Technology History 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomás López Jiménez
    • 1
  • Melchor Félix Gil Morell
    • 1
  • Adriana Estrada Negrin
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de las Ciencias InformáticasHabanaCuba

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