Finnish University conferred title of Doctor Honoris Causa in Psychology to Dr. Mariela Castro Espín

Helsinki, May 26, 2018. The prestigious Åbo Akademi University, in the city of Turku, Finland, conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in Psychology to Dr. Mariela Castro Espín, director of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) of Cuba, in a solemn ceremony held on Friday, May 25, in the Concert Hall of the historic city, located in the southwest of the country.

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With the granting of this important title, the aforementioned Finnish university wanted to recognize the meritorious work of the renowned Cuban pedagogue and activist, for his persistent work in favor of all the rights of LGBTI people in the Caribbean island.

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During the activities organized by the University, Dr. Pekka Santtila, renowned researcher and former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Psychology and Theology, explained to Eduardo Lazo Pérez, Cuban ambassador to Finland, the great value that the University gives to the persistent work and achievements of the Cuban parliamentarian in that area and at the same time referred to the existing potential for the establishment of cooperative relations between Åbo Akademi University and Cuba.

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During the doctoral promotion, which was covered by local press media, also received Honorary Doctoral titles twelve other personalities from politics, culture, economics and other fields, from Finland, Sweden and Norway. Ceremonial activities were chaired by the Rector Mikko Hupa, who highlighted the valuable contributions to the society of these persons. The University also conferred the title of Doctor to 91 persons graduated of different specialties and Jubilee Doctors to personalities who has defended a thesis 50 years ago. (Report: Embassy of Cuba to Finland).

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