University of Havana: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1511 of 14,131 In the World
#71 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 31 In Cuba
#1 of 10 In Havana
#475 of 1,011 For Library and Information science
Top50% For 13 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.uh.cu
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
71%*

* The University of Havana is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-July)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee1,750
Student:staff ratio7:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
12,480
Citations
95,621

University of Havana majors

by publication & citation count

Chemistry
1,927 / 37,104
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,791 / 7,639
Physics
1,555 / 20,560
Biology
1,448 / 24,774
Engineering
1,332 / 20,775
Materials Science
997 / 14,645
Environmental Science
928 / 8,203
Political Science
780 / 415
Medicine
757 / 13,916
Geography and Cartography
559 / 2,096
Computer Science
422 / 1,734
Sociology
409 / 726
Condensed Matter Physics
385 / 4,006
Demography
353 / 5,448
Business
352 / 396
Psychology
240 / 4,056
Biochemistry
238 / 8,428
Botany
220 / 2,821
Ecology
220 / 4,301
Mathematics
182 / 1,033
Chemical Engineering
177 / 4,153
Inorganic Chemistry
170 / 4,991
Organic Chemistry
143 / 3,554
Library and Information science
131 / 118
Radiochemistry
118 / 2,841
Atomic and Molecular physics
117 / 1,495
Horticulture
116 / 500
Quantum and Particle physics
116 / 1,698
Pharmacology
113 / 3,716
Economics
112 / 383
Nutrition and Food Science
109 / 1,128
Microbiology
100 / 2,516
Optical Engineering
100 / 1,262
Art & Design
99 / 105
Zoology
96 / 799
Education Majors
95 / 701
Computational Chemistry
95 / 1,684
Molecular Biology
88 / 772
Philosophy
81 / 100
Nanotechnology
77 / 1,962

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 61 103
1992 106 108
1993 108 113
1994 97 118
1995 139 163
1996 156 182
1997 171 266
1998 218 382
1999 287 459
2000 333 710
2001 310 894
2002 323 1117
2003 306 1475
2004 292 1741
2005 337 2311
2006 384 2735
2007 390 3057
2008 381 3537
2009 382 4082
2010 343 4597
2011 388 5660
2012 431 5799
2013 513 6480
2014 727 7053
2015 757 7033
2016 709 6838
2017 763 6852
2018 911 6369
2019 1092 7589
2020 1055 9410
2021 1009 11556

Tuition

The University of Havana has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Licenciatura Accountancy, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, Food Science, French, Geography, German, History, Industrial Design, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Russian, Sociology
Especialista Accountancy, Communication Studies, Cooking and Catering, Finance, Management, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Tourism
Maestría Administrative Law, Aquaculture, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Coastal Studies, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Contemporary History, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Distance Education, Energy Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Geography, Higher Education, Information Management, Labour Law, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Nuclear Physics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physiology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Tourism, Toxicology, Zoology
Doctor Accountancy, Communication Studies, Demography and Population, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology

University of Havana alumni

  1. Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1926-2016 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in the University of Havana
    1945-1950 graduated with Doctor in law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerrevolutionarystatespersonpartisan
    Biography

    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, serving as the prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and president from 1976 to 2008. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.

  2. La Lupe

    La Lupe
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1939-1992 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposersinger
    Biography

    Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, better known as La Lupe, was a Cuban singer of boleros, guarachas and Latin soul, known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances. Following the release of her first album in 1961, La Lupe moved from Havana to New York and signed with Tico Records, which marked the beginning of a prolific and successful career in the 1960s and 1970s. She retired in the 1980s due to religious reasons.

  3. Nicolás Guillén

    Nicolás Guillén
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1902-1989 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba.

  4. Leonardo Padura Fuentes

    Leonardo Padura Fuentes
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistscreenwriterauthor
    Biography

    Leonardo de la Caridad Padura Fuentes is a Cuban novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba's best-known writers internationally. In his native Spanish, as well as in English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. He has written screenplays, two books of short stories, and a series of detective novels translated into 10 languages. In 2012, Padura was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award and the most important award of its kind. In 2015, he was awarded the Premio Principe de Asturias de las Letras of Spain, one of the most important literary prizes in the Spanish-speaking world and usually considered as the Iberoamerican Nobel Prize.

General info

Alternative names UH
Universidad de La Habana
Founded 1728
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education; National Accreditation Board (JAN)
Colors red, white
Academic structure Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Pharmacy and Foods
Faculty of Physics
Faculty of Geography
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Letters
Faculty of Communication
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Philosophy and History
Faculty of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Tourism
Affiliations and memberships Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL)
Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)

Location and Contacts

Address San Lázaro esq. L. Vedado / Plaza Revolución
Havana, La Habana, 10400
Cuba
City population 2,142,000
Phone +53 (7) 878 3231
Fax +53 (7) 335 774

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