January 2018, UNESCO-IESALC Projections Bulletin


In year 2018, the III Regional Conference on Higher Education (CRES 2018) will take place from June 11th to 15th in Cordoba, Argentina. CRES 2018 is the strategic and institutional project of greater significance related to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2015, the organization of this regional event has created places of meeting and dialogue, in order to develop patterns regarding higher education institutions and systems in the region. Its main purpose is to outline a Plan of Action for the next decade (2018-2028) focused on the need of reinforcing the higher education as a social good, human right and a responsibility of States.
UNESCO-IESALC presents the CRES to the Universidad de Chile
On January 5th, 2018, the director of UNESCO-IESALC, Pedro Henríquez Guajardo, presented the paper “Preparing for the CRES 2018.Thinking  the transformations of the Latin American University of the 21st Century” at the Universidad de Chile’s Casa de Bello, in order to present the progress made for the III Regional Conference on Higher Education(CRES) 2018. <Read more>
Tokyo Convention will begin to be effective on February 2018

The ratified convention "will provide a framework for the validation and authentication of qualifications in higher education, including the exchange of documents between member states and access to a regional database that will be coded with units and credits per course in order to facilitate validation of credentials" says Ethel Valenzuela, director of the program of the Education Organization of Ministers of Southeast Asia. <Read more

The quality, improvement and diversity of higher education were discussed at the Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA)
On January 8th and 9th, 2018, the Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA) became a space of encounter and reflection on the global trends facing higher education (HE) systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The International Seminar on Higher Education for the XXI century: quality, improvement, diversity, was attended by 19 exhibitors and more than 200 participants. <Read more>
Daniel Mato’s conference describes the field of higher education and indigenous peoples worldwide
Daniel Mato, thematic coordinator of the axe related to cultural diversity and interculturality for the CRES 2018, illustrated his analysis with details about institutional experiences, public policies, research topics and guidelines for professional practices in more than a dozen Latin American countries, comparing them to what happens in Australia, Canada, the United States, Norway, New Zealand and the Republic of South Africa. <Read more>
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