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South America

Chile's universities set for some turmoil on long road to reform Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Bumps are expected in decade-long shift away from market-based system

Medellín’s makeover benefits Colombian university Subscription

7 May 2015 | By Donna Bowater

The ebbing of violence and the city’s transformation allow Antioquia to expand its horizons, writes Donna Bowater in Colombia

Corruption claim hits Rio university Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Donna Bowater

Commercial links are transparent, says sector body. Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro writes

Rio favela residents pile on the pressure in push for promised land Subscription

26 March 2015 | By Donna Bowater

Campaigners secure a deadline in their fight to acquire a £1.47m branch campus

For-profits in Brazil fight rule change Subscription

12 February 2015 | By Donna Bowater

Cut in support for private study has share prices falling

Policy shift hits scheme for early career boost Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Successful programme ‘jeopardised’ by ministry changes

Brazil's main concern is research quality at its universities, says adviser Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Donna Bowater

Rise in the number of private institutions is blamed for slipping standards

UK ‘privileged partner’ for Science Without Borders Subscription

23 October 2014 | By Donna Bowater

Donna Bowater reports from Rio de Janeiro on plans to extend Brazil’s international mobility scheme to 100,000 more students

‘Natural labs’ a magnet for Ecuador’s city of knowledge Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Recruitment is under way for Yachay University, a new campus that the country hopes will usher in a research and innovation culture

As graduate numbers fall, Brazil looks to raise quality Subscription

25 September 2014 | By Donna Bowater

Government aims to prioritise standards over enrolment, claims minister

Fly down to Rio, then stretch your horizons Subscription

31 July 2014 | By Donna Bowater

For UK institutions seeking international partners, there is much potential in Brazil outside the three big cities

Cheating common, say Brazil’s students Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Report points to prevalence of plagiarism and low awareness of academic integrity and referencing conventions

Brazil passes goal for education as World Cup looms

07 Jun 2014 | By Isabel López Ruiz

Brazil will aim to be spend 10 per cent of GDP on education within a decade after a national plan was passed by the country’s main legislature.

Chile offers warm welcome to overseas students Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

Learn Chile project launched to attract students from abroad

Dismay as Brazil recalls Science Without Borders fellows Subscription

1 May 2014 | By Donna Bowater

Students in second-choice destinations obliged to return home for failing to reach entry requirements

Higher education hub in Amazon rainforest Subscription

27 February 2014 | By Donna Bowater

Brazilian state institution University of the State of Amazonas builds a new central campus near Manaus

Unrest may fuel higher dividends for Brazil’s for-profits Subscription

19 September 2013 | By

Private sector hopes to grow on back of oil-backed education funding boost

Brazil courts UK students Subscription

8 August 2013 | By Donna Bowater

Drive to raise national profile yields opportunities for English speakers

Public service may be wrong dose for Brazil’s doctors Subscription

25 July 2013

Opprobrium for two-year extension to medical courses

Smoke and mirrors over Brazil’s study-abroad plan? Subscription

16 May 2013

Flagship study-abroad scheme may have failed to attract desired numbers

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