Latin American Universities: Stuck in the Twentieth Century

  • Marcelo Knobel
  • Andrés Bernasconi
Keywords: Latin America, Flagship Universities, governance


The higher education sector in Latin America has fallen short of its promise of spearheading cultural, social, and economic progress for the region. As higher education changes to meet the challenges on the new century, the few flagship universities of Latin America are called upon to lead. However, these universities face both internal and external obstacles that hinder their full modernization, threatening their leadership.

Author Biographies

Marcelo Knobel

Marcelo Knobel is professor at the Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW), University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, SP, Brazil.   

Andrés Bernasconi
Andrés Bernasconi is associate professor, Facultad de Educación, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
How to Cite
Knobel, M., & Bernasconi, A. (2017). Latin American Universities: Stuck in the Twentieth Century. International Higher Education, (88), 26-28.
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