Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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| Editors: Pedro Teixeira (Editor-in-Chief), Jung Cheol Shin (Editor-in-Chief)

International Organizations and Latin American Higher Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_284-1



Organizations active in the realm of ideas, supporting desirable goals, models, and policies for higher education, as well as in producing data and instruments useful for governments to turn ideas into realities.

International organizations active in Latin American higher education include a diversity of intergovernmental and nongovernmental, global, and regional agencies. This contribution focuses on three very different intergovernmental global organizations: the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Bank (WB) group, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These agencies differ greatly in size and resources, mission, governance, and the instruments through which they influence higher education policy and practice. They are active in the realm of ideas, supporting desirable goals, models, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International and Public AffairsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans de Wit
    • 1
  • Laura E. Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA