The University of Ciego de Ávila Máximo Gómez Báez, a certified institution of the Ministry of Higher Education in Cuba, honors itself by calling academics, researchers, entrepreneurs and other specialists all over the world, who strive to achieve and preserve sustainable development, to the XIII International Scientific Conference ‘UNICA 2018’. The conference will be held at Jardines del Rey tourist resort, in the province of Ciego de Ávila, under the motto “The university for sustainability and social inclusiveness.” Debates on main current global, regional and Cuban problems, and challenges for higher education will permit the formulation of strategies for development and joint cooperation, along with the exchange of experiences, knowledge, both scientific and traditional knowledge in the academic and research field, upon the commitment for scientific and technological innovation to sustainable development