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OECD Review of Colombian Policies for Tertiary Education

VU International News and Reviews No. 02 March 25 2013

March 2013

In its series of Reviews of National Policies for Education, the OECD has published this joint report together with the IBDR and WB.
In Colombia, the beginning of a new century has brought with it a palpable feeling of optimism. Colombians and visitors sense that the country’s considerable potential can be realised, and education is rightly seen as crucial to this process. As opportunities expand, Colombians will need new and better skills to respond to new challenges and prospects.
The government is therefore determined to address key challenges confronting tertiary education in the country: expanding enrolment and improving equity, increasing quality and relevance, and making governance and finance more responsive. Colombia has more than a decade of progress under its belt, and the energy to reach ambitious policy goals. Getting there in practice will involve dialogue and consensus-seeking among all stakeholders, as well as new resources and new rules.
The report is of specific interest for VU, as VU is leading a consortium that has bid for a Nuffic project to support Colombia HE institutions to strengthen their Internationalisation Strategy and Organisation. A decision of the bid is expected by mid-May. The Colombia report is available through kees.kouwenaar@vu.nl.

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