The project shall improve the quality and internationalization of education in social work and sociology at the partner institutions, through student and staff mobility between Cuba and Norway in both directions.
University of Havana
The project has allocated 5 mill nkr from Diku
Internationalization has the potential of developing solidarity where each partner has something to gain and something to contribute
About the project
Topics include social work with families, child welfare, intercultural understanding, restorative justice in the criminal justice system, mental health, unemployment and other labor market issues, and interagency/interprofessional collaboration and service integration. This project aims to further establish the long-term collaboration between the involved universities, enhancing innovation and improving links between higher education and employers, social enterprises and practice institutions.
A bilateral agreement between the University of Havana (UH) and the University of Stavanger (UiS) was signed in 2017. This collaboration is anchored at Department of social studies at UiS and at Department of Sociology at UH. The project will focus on shared subjects within social work, sociology and welfare studies that are of interest to both institutions in terms of education and research.
The project will prioritize master and PhD student mobility from UH to UiS. It will further support internationalization at the home institutions through joint PhD and Master supervision and guest lectures. "Intercultural practice", a flexible learning Master course (10 ECTS), will be jointly developed and offered at both UH and UiS. A conference with an associated book-length publication will be arranged at the end of the project period. The working title for the conference is "Cuban and Nordic Welfare: People´s experience of the welfare system"
Research group at University of Stavanger
Department of Social Studies
Research group from University of Havana
Presentations by Cuban students at UiS
Journal of Comparative Social Work
The CubaNor project publishes articles in Journal of Comparative Social Work.
Nordic Master Programme in Social Work and Welfare – NOSWEL
The University of Stavanger in Norway and Aalborg University in Denmark combine their academic strengths to provide a state-of-the-art education, taught in English, within a Nordic equality and diversity context.
In a globalized world, with growing social diversity and increasing international migration, social workers face new challenges and demands. This unique, joint degree programme explores new approaches and methods that generate innovation, new knowledge and improved skills for the practice fields. You learn about Nordic Welfare Models, welfare transition, innovation and user participation in an international classroom and develop new perspectives and understandings of the field of social work in a global perspective.
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