Current Challenges Facing the Academic Profession in Argentina: Tensions Between Teaching and Research

  • Mercedes Leal
  • Mónica MarquinaEmail author
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 9)


In the last 20 years, the academic profession in Argentina has undergone a strong higher education reform. The changes tended to modify the material and symbolic conditions of academic work resulting in the emergence of new styles of performance and professional development strategies. How are duties distributed? How the different roles are made compatible? Which are the academics’ preferences? What does it mean to teach and do research at the same time? These are some of the questions this chapter will try to answer. The analysis is based on the results of the CAP survey administered to teachers of public universities in 2008.


Incentive Program Academic Work Academic Activity Academic Task Hard Science 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of TucumánTucumánArgentina
  2. 2.National University of General SarmientoLos PolvorinesArgentina

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