Chile

OECD suggests stricter accreditation for Chilean universities

Emily Green, Santiago Times (November 29, 2012)

Education Minister Harald Beyer. Photo by Gwynne Hogan/The Santiago Times.

Education Minister Harald Beyer. Photo by Gwynne Hogan/The Santiago Times.

In order to improve its system of higher education, The OECD recommends that Chile implement more rigorous licensing requirements for universities, continuous monitoring of university standards and restructured leadership. The OECD suggests accreditation become mandatory for all programs, as part of an “institutional review,” which would incorporate periodic reviews rather than function as a one-time qualification. Universities that do not meet the standard would be placed under review. Juan José Ugarte, head of the Education Ministry’s higher education division, explained that certification “puts the focus back on the students, giving them what they were promised when they enrolled.”

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