Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Emerging Issues in Science and Higher Education in Latin America

  3. Policies and Instruments to Foster Scientific Capacity

  4. Networking and Industry-Science Relationships

  5. New Horizons for Scientific and Higher Education Development in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Manuel Heitor, Hugo Horta, Jamil Salmi
      Pages 289-310

About this book


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.


broadening access to higher education in Latin America democratizing higher education and science in Latin America higher education diversity policy-making in Latin America science-university relationships scientific and higher education development in Latin America self-organizing networks social unbalances in higher education social-economic development in Latin America the academic profession in Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo Horta
    • 1
  • Manuel Heitor
    • 2
  • Jamil Salmi
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TecnicoUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.University Diego PortalesSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20963-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20964-7
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