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MESCYT and CATIE will promote that Dominicans achieve postgraduate programs of quality
- The ministry will provide scholarships to study at CATIE during the periods of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
September 7, 2018. CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) from the Dominican Republic have agreed to cooperate to strengthen the capabilities of professors in the country in areas related to sustainable agriculture and natural resources management. For this purpose, they signed an agreement on August 28. This agreement will promote the mobility of Dominican students to Costa Rica to take postgraduate studies at the Institution.
Muhammad Ibrahim, general director of CATIE together with Alejandrina Germán, minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology ratified the agreement.
According to what the agreement indicates MESCYT will provide scholarships to send CATIE 30 Dominican students for the academic periods of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The final selection of the beneficiaries of these scholarships will be done through a joint process between CATIE and MESYT.
“We assure you that the students that come from the Dominican Republic to take our masters and doctorates programs will receive quality education an excellent preparation to go back to their country to contribute with the economic sustainable development” expressed Ibrahim to the Ministry
The academic offer of CATIE includes seven international masters in issues related to administration and sustainable business development, agroforestry, and sustainable agriculture; economy, development and climate change; watersheds integral management, conservation and management of tropical forest and biodiversity; conservation biodiversity practice; and development practice.
Additionally, the Institution counts on a doctorate program, in Spanish and English as well joint with the University of Bangor and the University of Idaho.
In the last decade, 10 Dominicans have graduated from CATIE ( six men and four women), which for Isabel Gutiérrez, dean of the Postgraduate School of the Institution, it represents a very important personal and professional growing opportunity for Dominican youths.
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