Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política
Print version ISSN 0797-9789
BENTANCUR, Nicolas. Five turn-of-the-century University dilemmas.Translated byRafael Piñeiro. Rev.urug.cienc.polít. [online]. 2006, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0797-9789.
The Uruguayan university system has undergone important changes in recent years. However, certain crucial issues remain unresolved: a satisfactory accreditation system for private sector institutions, the link between the University of the Republic and the rest of the public education system, the academic organization of Bachelor degree studies, the alternatives ways of ensuring expanded, high-quality higher education, and the public and private funding methods that could contribute to achieving this. This article describes and reflects on the policy alternatives for these issues, highlighting the need for both the government and the University of the Republic to design and implement strategic policies to overcome the deficiencies in the current system, which are having a negative repercussions on the education of the country's most highly qualified human resources, and consequently on its potential for autonomous development.