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Private Universities in Latin America

Research and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy

  • Editors
  • Gustavo Gregorutti
  • Jorge Enrique Delgado

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jorge Enrique Delgado, Gustavo Gregorutti
      Pages 1-5
  3. Regulatory Environment Impacting Research Productivity in Latin America

  4. Successful Cases of Research Productivity at Private Universities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Nanette Svenson
      Pages 157-183
    3. Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Antonio José Botelho
      Pages 185-204
    4. José Anicama, José Livia
      Pages 205-223
    5. Marcelo Rabossi
      Pages 225-250
    6. Enrique Martínez Larrechea, Adriana Chiancone
      Pages 251-271
    7. Gustavo Gregorutti, Jorge Enrique Delgado
      Pages 273-277
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-304

About this book


Using policy analysis and case study approaches, Private Universities in Latin America examines the significant amounts of research and innovation being made available from private universities in Latin America.


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About the authors

José Anicama, Autonomous University of Peru Édgar Apanecatl-Ibarra, Oklahoma State University, USA Elizabeth Balbachevsky, University of São Paulo, Brazil Antonio José Junqueira Botelho, Cândido Mendes University, Brazil Francisco J. Cantú-Ortiz, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, Mexico Adriana Chiancone, University of the Republic of Uruguay Ángela Corengia, Austral University, Argentina Jorge Enrique Delgado, University of Pittsburgh, USA Ana García de, Center for the Study of State and Society, Argentina Gustavo Gregorutti, Andrews University, USA José Livia, Villarreal National University, Peru Enrique Martínez Larrechea, University of the Enterprise, Uruguay Pedro Pineda, University of the Andes, Colombia Marcelo Rabossi, Torcuato di Tella University, Argentina Claudio Rama, University of the Enterprise, Uruguay Nanette Svenson, Tulane University, USA Stephen P. Wanger, Oklahoma State University, USA

Bibliographic information


"It is interesting and encouraging to read of how some private universities in Latin America are engaging in research. Research certainly is not a characteristic strength of private universities in either the region or most of the world. Gregorutti and Delgado do us a service by pointing attention to exceptions to the traditional reality and to possibly emerging tendencies." - Daniel Levy, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Director of the Program for Research on Private Higher Education, State University of New York at Albany, USA

"Gregorutti and Delgado reflect on how the private sector has favorably impacted the strengthening of systems and institutions. Conceptual analysis and specific experiences from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Uruguay converge on the idea of the notable contributions of private universities in the growing, fostering, and consolidation of the research mission of the university." - Pedro Henríquez Guajardo, Director UNESCO/IESALC, Venezuela

"This edited volume provides groundbreaking insights into the work of private universities in Latin America in the areas of science, technology and innovation (STI). The editors have assembled a compelling set of studies from several countries that illustrates the accomplishments of private universities in Latin America with respect to the advancement of STI. An important contribution to the comparative higher education literature, the book can serve as a reference as well as graduate course text." - John C. Weidman, Professor of Higher and International Development Education, University of Pittsburgh, USA