The power of interdisciplinary collaboration fuels innovation and high-level exploration of geographic, political and social conditions throughout the Caribbean Basin.
Researchers, academics and students discover new knowledge and areas of focus through interaction with the vast and eclectic holdings of the Cuban Heritage Collection and the burgeoning hemispheric work of the University of Miami Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas.
Other institutes and centers serve as contemporary think tanks, and offer technological advances and novel approaches to research that help scientists and students reach new heights.
The University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, established in 1999, provides academic and cultural insight on Cuba. When the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” polic … More
The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas is bringing together experts to tackle the hemisphere’s most pressing challenges. The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas … More
The Hemispheric Caribbean Studies group, an interdisciplinary team of faculty, is part of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. Months in the making, the … More
UM Hillel students reflect on their March 2017 Alternative Spring Break trip to Cuba. During seven days in Cuba, 14 students from the University of Miami Hillel spent their days touring the eclectic and vibrant country, … More
UM’s interdisciplinary Abess Center is collaborating with counterparts in the Caribbean Basin to help save one of the world’s natural wonders. While Cuba’s art deco architecture and reputation of bein … More
UM researchers document aspects of culture and history in the Caribbean when mapping often forgotten places. Throughout the Caribbean and around the globe, … More
UM Hillel provides an enriching experience to students through its Alternative Spring Break trip to Cuba. Down a bumpy dirt road, next to abandoned railroad tracks with overgrown grass and a handful of curious locals, … More
UM’s Center for Computational Science and the Yucatan State Government sign a strategic agreement to create “UM Computational Science Center for the Americas.” The University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science a … More
Esperanza Bravo de Varona, professor emerita and founding director of the Cuban Heritage Collection, reflects on the "crown jewel" of Cuban collections that is housed at the University of Miami. I am Esperanza Bravo … More