One of the main institutions of Cuban higher education in the agricultural field, that immersed in the Battle of Ideas and Universalization of knowledge, in close alliance with the environment and integrated with the national research centers INCA, National Center for Animal Health CENSA and Institute of Animal Science ICA, contributes, through technical scientific activity and university extension, to the sustainable development of Cuban society and in particular the province of Havana, with a marked internationalist vocation, in a cohesive revolutionary environment that its workers and students guarantee with high responsibility and professionalism. It is attached to the Ministry of Higher Education.

Since its creation in 1976, it is part of a Scientific Science Complex integrated to the Ministry of Higher Education. At one time it was identified as the Higher Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Havana (ISCAH); today its protagonists recognize it as the UNAH, but likewise, it is the only one of its kind in the province and the main one in agricultural studies in the country, where the specializations of Mechanization, Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine, Accounting and Finance and Sociocultural Studies are taught.

The Agrarian University of La Habana was founded on September 7, 1976, with the name of Higher Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Havana. It is located at Km. 23 and a half, from the National Highway and 4 Km From the municipality of San José de las Lajas.

It is the oldest of Cuban Agricultural Universities, and its roots are in the University of Havana, in the School of Agricultural Sciences in 5ta de los Molinos, to which belonged the Schools of Agronomy and Veterinary. In 1972, both faculties were transferred to the Finca Guayabal, now the Teaching Unit, due to the need to broaden the horizons of the students, to bring them into direct contact with the environment, besides that the studies of Agronomy were considered as empirical due to the few practice in the field and the country after the triumph of the Revolution required a scientific agriculture.

The territory of San José de las Lajas was chosen because of its agricultural development. The Institute of Animal Science, the National Center for Animal Health and the National Institute of Agricultural Science were already in the territory, forming a Scientific Teaching Complex for the training of professionals, able to face the new challenges.

Initially there were two careers: Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Agricultural Mechanization.

It is made up of six Faculties:

Agronomy: Plant Biology and Health, Chemistry, Irrigation, Drainage and Soil Science, Agricultural Production
Veterinary Medicine
Mechanization of agricultural production
: Industrial, Repair, Exploitation of the Machinery Park, Repair of the Machinery Park, Basic Sciences, Informatics
Social and Humanistic Sciences
Economic Sciences: Group of Theory and Techniques of Direction, Economy and Agricultural Administration, Accounting.
Physical Culture

Attached Institutions

    Center of Studies of Higher Agricultural Education
    Center for Agricultural Mechanization (CEMA)
    Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies (CEDAR)

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