Presentation on theme: "Peru Higher education policy and cooperation Brussels, 2 July 2014 Jeroen Van Der Zalm Regional expert Peru."— Presentation transcript:
Peru Higher education policy and cooperation Brussels, 2 July 2014 Jeroen Van Der Zalm Regional expert Peru
Contents 1.Development context in Peru 2.Higher Education in Peru 3.Initiatives in university cooperation 2
Development context in Peru Population (2012) - Total: 29,549,517 - Aged 15–24: 19.5% Prognosis population by Total: 32,435,000 - Aged 15–24: 17.5% Economy (2012) Upper middle income country - GDP: US$ billion - GDP : 6,4% (growth 2013: 5%) - GDP per capita (PPP): US $ 6,796 Source: Worldbank
Poverty: 48.5% (2004) > 23.9% (2013) Geographical inequalities: rural vs. urban development Main economic activities: Mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing Labour force: 25.8% agriculture % industry % services
National priorities Ollanta Humala (2011 – 2016) 1.Equal access to basic services; 2.Employment and social security; 3.Reduction of extreme poverty; 4.Inclusion of rural population.
Strategic Development agenda National Centre for Strategic Planification (CEPLAN): 1.Human rights; 2.Oportunities and acces to services; 3.State and governability; 4.Economy, competition and labour; 5.Regional development and infrastructure; 6.Natural resources and environment.
2. Higher Education in Peru
Higher Education Act : “General Law of Education” : “University Law” (Ley Universitaria – revised 2013) : “Law for the promotion of private investments in Education” : Law Nº 28740: Creation of National Evaluation, Acreditation and Certification System (26 June): New University Law
Governmental and HE Bodies Ministry of Education – Dirección General de Educación Superior Board of Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of University Higher Education (CONEAU) Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (CONCYTEC) National Assembly of Rectors (ANR) Consejo Nacional para la Autorización de Funcionamiento de Universidades (CONAFU) Future: National Higher Education Supervision agency (SUNEU)
Types of HEI Public University (2011: 50) Private University (2011: 81) Lima: 40% Provinces: 60% Source: ANR Non-university Technical Higher Education Institute Higher Pedagogical Institute Higher Postgraduate Centre
QS University Rankings Latin America Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru 57 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos 65 Medical/sciences Universidad Cayetano Heredia 132 Universidad Agraria de La Molina 133 Universidad de Lima 161 Universidad San Martin de Porres
Duration Undergraduate: Bachiller: 5-6 years Título profesional: Licenciado: +1 year [thesis] (Especialista: +1 year) Postgraduate: Maestría: 2 years [thesis] Doctorado: 2 years [thesis]
Specific interventions PRONABEC - Programa Nacional de Becas y Crédito Educativo Undergraduate scholarships - Beca 18 Postgraduate scholarships - Beca Presidente de la República, Cooperation scholarships – Becas especiales (e.g. Germany, Netherlands, China, Alianza del Pacífico, Spain, South Korea, Japan, France, Russia, Great Britain)
Specific interventions FINCyT (Fondo para la Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología) FOMITEC Framework Fund for Innovation, Science and Technology (US$ 114 million) Fund to promote science and technology links between the private sector, universities and public and private research centres (US$ 100 million) Canon Minero
Other donors in university cooperation Spain(Espacio Iberoamericano del Conocimiento) Pablo Neruda Programme: biotechnology; Information technology: sustainability, global change & environment; agroalimentation. Austria (OeAD) Appear programme: Bioremediation of contaminated sites.
EU Alfa Puentes: Capacity Building of L.A. University Associations. EU Alfa III ( ): co-operation between Higher Education Institutions of the European Union and Latin America Inter-American Development Bank Innovation for Competitiveness project
Belgium (ARES – CCD) Institutional University Cooperation programme with Universidad San Antonio Abad del Cusco (UNSAAC). World Bank & CONEAU Higher Education Quality Improvement Project: strengthening the capacity of universities in accreditation and quality assurance ( : 52,17 million USD) Germany (DAAD / DFG): 50 cooperative higher education projects. Negotiations for more structural scientific and technological cooperation.