No region left behind: global responsibility in the face of inequalities. The future of universities in Latin America (an overview)

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Latin America & The Caribbean

No region left behind: global responsibility in the face of inequalities. The future of universities in Latin America (an overview)

Axel Didriksson, Damián Del Valle, Daniela Perrotta, Claudio Suasnábar, Célia E. Caregnato, Bernardo S. Miorando, Carmen Caamaño and Andrés Felipe Mora

Abstract

The universities of Latin America face a host of pressures, but also a number of new developments. The aim of this work is to present the perspective of a group of men and women who make up the core team of the GUNi presidency in Latin America. Together, they address current trends both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic across an array of countries. Above all, they reflect on a renewed, equitable future of public goods and social justice, laying out strategies and goals to bring about such a future, both at the regional level and in each of the selected countries. In this vein, they analyse change processes, look at new institutional components, and examine trends and comparisons. As a point of reference, they draw on the Regional Conference on Higher Education (CRES-UNESCO, in its Spanish initials), which was held at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina in 2018. The event, which served as a key gathering place for associations, networks, universities, rectors, ministries and governments, now stands as a renewed point of departure for one of the most solid and consolidated intellectual and academic currents in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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