For those interested in LAtin America, see new IIE publication

By Sandra Barrett posted 02-13-2013 04:48 PM


A new book, published by the Institute of International Education with support from the AIFS Foundation, reviews the policies, institutions, and programs that have helped bring about major changes in higher education for Latin America.

Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government, and International Collaborationchronicles the rapid economic growth and social changes that have taken place across the region in recent years, and examines these developments through the lens of higher education. In the book, leading scholars from Latin America and the U.S. explore factors that have been catalysts for higher education reforms such as increased access and equity, emphasis on international study, and investment by foreign universities and corporations. 

Chapters include: 
  • Training the 21st Century Knowledge Workers: Higher Education and Workforce Development in Latin America
  • Building Knowledge-based Economies in Latin America: The Role of National Study Abroad Scholarship Programs
  • Trends in Student and Academic Mobility: From "Brain Drain" to "Brain Gain" in Latin America
  • Toward 100,000 Strong: Western Hemisphere Academic Exchanges
  • Academic Research and Advanced Training: Building up Research Universities in Brazil

Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy is the seventh book in the Global Education Research Reports series from IIE and the AIFS Foundation. Previous books have examined higher education initiatives and exchanges in China, India, and the Middle East, as well as new developments in global mobility. 

The Global Education Research Reports series are available for purchase at the IIE Bookstore: