Latin America

It is a University more dedicated to teaching that research, says Ince. The ranking of the University of Shanghai, in turn, It is also headed by Harvard and other universities in United States and Great Britain, and includes only three universities in Latin America among the best 200 in the world. The list, which after the first 100 posts grouped the rest in groups of 50 universities, places the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, in the Group of 102-150, while the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and UNAM are placed in the category of 151-200. Both rankings give little to celebrate in Latin America. The three Latin American universities are well below the universities of China, (Beijing University is number 15 in the world in the list of the London Times), Singapore, India, Korea’s South and several other countries. Adds Professor Chicha Paez, that there is no doubt that Latin America is lagging behind in higher education, as noted by Jeffrey Puryear, an expert in education of the Inter-American dialogue in Washington D.C. Parte of the problem is that Governments do not demand higher standards of their universities. They have much political power, and are reluctant to be evaluated.

Latin American Governments also give most of the funds for higher education at the universities, rather than give it to students. This would allow students to choose where they want to study, and incentivaria competition among the universities to improve the quality of teaching – the author of this space-quotes, Puryear says. Finally, the large Latin American, like the UNAM or the UBA public universities, are free, which means that the working class is subsidizing the rich students with their taxes. A significant percentage of graduates of these universities are students from middle-class or upper middle class, which perfectly could pay for their studies, as in Communist China, Spain and most of the European countries. In China, wealthy University students pay the not inconsiderable sum of $600 per year, which are used to give scholarships to poor students. Venezuelan universities than us concerns do not appear for nothing, we know are in a very serious crisis which requires solutions that allow entering in what represents having a good academic excellence, for this purpose, is needed to develop research, empathize the universities in the national reality and provide solutions to many of the problems that can be achieved using adequately the human talent that forms. Need a teacher plant more proactive knowledge tailored to the requirements of the scenarios of the present according to professions that are exercised. Define, restructure the profiles of the professionals that form and provide them with the knowledge that the present demand. Required of teachers with other pedagogy, able to convey, to generate knowledge that encourage the participation of all. Feedback participation of participants with motivational incentives that give passage to new learning, changes that favor the country; activate each teacher the research and publication of these.