Welcome to the Hub, a repository for content relating to the summit theme of ‘Universities for the public good: reasserting the value of higher education post-pandemic ‘. It features content of particular interest to participants wanting to prepare for their attendance at the Latin American Universities Summit 2020.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on the approaches that different nations have taken towards public health, scientific expertise and investment in research. In Latin America this is no different.
It has not been an easy year for universities in Latin America. The shock of Covid-19 has forced a re-evaluation of higher education, writes Ellie Bothwell.
Chilean university leads regional ranking for the second year. Browse the THE Latin America University Rankings 2020 results.
The THE World University Rankings performance indicators are the heart of the Latin America University Rankings, but we give them some adjustments to take account of the area’s unique characteristics.
The roll-out of the next THE rankings methodology will be delayed, but the pandemic’s potential impact on the results of the league tables is less clear, says Duncan Ross.
The pandemic drove learning worldwide into the digital sphere, but Latin America’s universities have responded slowly. Ellie Bothwell asks if the crisis will prompt the region to overcome the barriers to progress.
The rapid shift to online learning could threaten the survival of some institutions, but others could build on it to introduce teaching innovations, says Ana Fanelli.
Covid-19 and its repercussions have highlighted the role of universities and academics in helping to shape public policies for the benefit of society. Institutions and scholars must serve society, and PUCP was more than willing to join efforts to tackle the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Virtual event will explore how to better recognise institutions’ socio-economic contributions to region and mark launch of THE’s Latin America University Rankings 2020.
As the president of a university where ‘crossing borders is in our DNA’, Fernando León Garcia urges institutions to ensure that new e-mobility programmes are more than just a pale reflection of study abroad.
A survey of 88 senior academics and administrators at 52 institutions in Latin America finds widespread predictions of enrolment decline, budget cuts and concerns over lack of preparation for online education.
A few months ago, it would have been hard to believe that research-based knowledge at the forefront of science would soon become an everyday topic of conversation. Policymakers, civil society and industry can all benefit from more open science, say Åse Gornitzka and Svein Stølen.
The global pandemic of Covid-19 has undermined our view of the world in substantial and profound ways. The new social order will require thought leadership, free enquiry and interdisciplinarity, says Susan Lea.
Covid-19 has helped improve the public perception of universities in Brazil, according to a leading vice-chancellor, who added that the pandemic had led to “a turning point” in science engagement. Universities are steering the country’s response to Covid-19 in the absence of political leadership, which is helping citizens value higher education.