On June 22nd, 2017 the Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports Dr. G.Chuluunbaatar and Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Mongolia H.E. Mr. Raul Delgado Concepcion signed the Agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on mutual recognition of higher education training programs, diplomas and academic degrees.
By establishing this agreement the two sides mutually agrees to recognize certificates of secondary and technical vocational education and training, as well as higher education certificates, diplomas and degrees issued by the corresponding education authorities. Citizens of both countries, who hold such certificates and diplomas, now have the possibility to apply for continuing education and specialize in their respective fields.
Education sector plays an important role in the Mongolia, Cuban relations. For instance, the Government of Cuba has been granting scholarships to Mongolian students since the 1960’s and the number of Mongolian students who studied in Cuba since 1994, now reached 140. Aside from studying medicine in Cuba, Mongolian students also specialize in agriculture, sports and social studies.
In 2017, the Government of Mongolia has granted two scholarships for Cuban students who wish to study in Mongolia—while, the National University of Mongolia and the University of Havana are working in cooperation within the MOU established in 2016.