Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education: Building Capacity in Latin America by Hugo HortaTrends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education: Building Capacity in Latin America by Hugo Horta

Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education: Building Capacity in Latin America

byHugo HortaEditorManuel Heitor, Jamil Salmi

Hardcover | December 8, 2015

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This book discusses the role that integrated science and higher education policies may play in further democratizing and promoting social-economic development in Latin America. It suggests that such democratizing and development may be achieved in two complementary ways: i) broadening the access to knowledge through formal learning processes of higher education, and ii) promoting the advanced qualification of people while strengthening research institutions. The book shows how this entails a complex process of policy integration, with an emphasis on human resources and institutional issues combined in processes of technical change. It discusses in detail the three main challenges that most Latin American countries face in a globalized age, based on knowledge and ever-evolving learning processes. These challenges are the need to broaden the access to higher education; to make this access more socially balanced; and to recover from a long gap in investing in knowledge production and dissemination. This book treats these issues from a variety of conceptual and methodological perspectives that present a contribution to the field of science policy and higher education studies, and inform policymakers in Latin America.

Title:Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education: Building Capacity in Latin AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pagesPublished:December 8, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319209639

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Democratizing higher education and science in Latin America. M. Heitor and H. Horta, IN+/IST, Portugal.- 2. Prologue I: Engaged development - Homage to Albert Hirschman and Oscar Niemeyer. J.C. Ferraz, BNDES, Brasil.- 3. Prologue II: Everyone For Education - Advocacy for Education in Colombia. Juan David Aristizábal and Victor Saavedra.- Part I: Emerging issues in science and higher education in Latin America.- 4. The scientific productivity and the dynamics of self-organizing networks: Iberoamerican and Caribbean countries (1966-2013). Guillermo A. Lemarchand, Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO.- 5. Towards a Knowledge-based Economy in Brazil. Anne-Marie Maculan, UFRJ, Brasil.- 6. Current Challenges in Higher Education and their Implication for Research and Development in Colombia. Marta Losada, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia.- 7. Internationalization of Chinese higher education in Latin American Campuses.  Jae PARK.- 8. The academic profession in Latin America: between a corporatist and a professional ethos. Elizabeth Balbachevsky, University of São Paulo, Brazil.-Part II: Policies and instruments to foster scientific capacity.- 9. On the processes of technical change and development in Latin America: a proposed framework of analysis. L. Lepratte, Facultad Regional Concepción del Uruguay - UTN, Uruguay.- 10. Research assessment of public

research centers in Mexico: an instrument of science policy. S. Estrada and Aguirre, Universidad de Guanajuato, México.- 11. Promoting research careers in the business sector: assessing public policy instruments in Brazil and Chile. E.A. Arancibia Gutiérrez, F. Chaves do Couto and Silva Neto, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil.- 12. Itaipu Technology Park, a territorial development tool. Juan Carlos Sotuyo and Maria Angélica Jung Marques, Itaipu Technology Park Foundation.- Part III: Networking and Industry-science relationships.- 13. On the dynamics of industry-science relationship: Brazil 1980-2012. E. Stal and A. Fujino, PGT/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.- 14. On the evolution of research networks: the case of micro technologies in Mexico. E. Robles-Belmont, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.- 15. Research networks and the relevance of higher education: lessons learned from veterinarian sciences in Argentina 2006-2010. F. Di Meglio, L. Mayoral y J. Araya, Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios en Problemáticas Internacionales y Locales (CEIPIL), Argentina.- Part IV: New horizons for scientific and higher education development in Latin America.- 16. Looking forward: Building capacity in Latin America. M. Heitor, H. Horta, J. Salmi.