Higher education reforms and international collaboration in Latin America: a decolonial perspective

14th February 2019 : 12:30 - 14:00

Category: Seminar

Research Group: Higher Education

Speaker: Associate Professor Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela, Institute of Education, University of Chile

Location: Department of Education, Seminar Room A

Convener: Simon Marginson

Drawing on decolonial studies (Mignolo, 2003; Quijano, 1993, 1992), this presentation problematizes the term ‘international collaboration’ in higher education studies with a special focus on Latin America.

In a context of competition for financial resources and prestige and where there are economical and epistemic asymmetries, international collaboration can be seen as problematic. This presentation focuses on international collaboration in the form of co-authorship of papers in the WoS and SciELO indexes on the topic of higher education reforms within and outside Latin America. Reflections about epistemic circuits and epistemic identities are offered.

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