Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT) have signed cooperation agreements, for the development of three PhD programmes, each with 20 places, and a mixed modality: face-to-face and virtual.
The agreements signed by MESCyT Minister, Dr. Franklin Garcia, and PUCMM Dean, Reverend Father Dr. Secilio Espinal, contemplate doctoral programs in Dental Sciences, Hispanic Studies: Linguistics and Literature, and Caribbean History.
Dr. Franklin Garcia expressed that “when writing the history of higher education in the Dominican Republic, significant space must be set aside for this signature, on this memorable date, of these cooperation agreements between MESCyT and PUCMM.”
Then the minister thanked the work of the mother and the teacher for agreeing on the agreements, and explained that the training programs will last four years and will benefit a total of 60 students, who must undergo the selection process set by the ministry and abide by the program. Academic merits for the scholarship.
Similarly, the dean of the mother and educator, Father Cecilio, said that through one of the agreements signed, the first doctorate of dental sciences is starting in the Dominican Republic, this time taught and advised by PUCMM and the university from São Paulo, Brazil, along with teachers, educators and dissertation managers from South American country.
The ceremony was attended by PUCMM: Vice President of the University, Dr. David Alvarez; Vice President for Research and Innovation Dr. Joanne Faxas; PhD Coordinator in Caribbean History, Dr. Moken Sang Bin; and General Coordinator of Dental Programs, Dr. James Collins. In addition, among those present on behalf of the Ministry were: José Cancel, Deputy Administrative and Financial Minister; Juan Francisco Failoria, Deputy Minister of Evaluation and Accreditation at IES, and advisor to Rafael Peña.