Peru Higher education policy and cooperation Brussels, 2 July 2014 Jeroen Van Der Zalm Regional expert Peru Slide 2 Contents 1.Development context in Peru 2.Higher Education in Peru 3.Initiatives in university cooperation 2 Slide 3 Development context in Peru Population (2012) - Total: 29,549,517 - Aged 1524: 19.5% Prognosis population by 2020 - Total: 32,435,000 - Aged 1524: 17.5% Economy (2012) Upper middle income country - GDP: US$ 203.8 billion - GDP 2002-2012: 6,4% (growth 2013: 5%) - GDP per capita (PPP): US $ 6,796 Source: Worldbank Slide 4 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 - 17.4% industry - 56.8% services Slide 5 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. Slide 6 Strategic Development agenda 2011-2021 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. Slide 7 2. Higher Education in Peru Slide 8 Higher Education Act - 1982: General Law of Education - 1983: University Law (Ley Universitaria revised 2013). - 1997: Law for the promotion of private investments in Education - 2009: Law N 28740: Creation of National Evaluation, Acreditation and Certification System - 2014 (26 June): New University Law Slide 9 Governmental and HE Bodies Ministry of Education Direccin General de Educacin Superior Board of Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of University Higher Education (CONEAU) Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologa e Innovacin (CONCYTEC) National Assembly of Rectors (ANR) Consejo Nacional para la Autorizacin de Funcionamiento de Universidades (CONAFU) Future: National Higher Education Supervision agency (SUNEU) Slide 10 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 Slide 11 QS University Rankings Latin America 2014 30 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 Slide 12 Duration Undergraduate: Bachiller: 5-6 years Ttulo profesional: Licenciado: +1 year [thesis] (Especialista: +1 year) Postgraduate: Maestra: 2 years [thesis] Doctorado: 2 years [thesis] Slide 13 Specific interventions PRONABEC - Programa Nacional de Becas y Crdito Educativo Undergraduate scholarships - Beca 18 Postgraduate scholarships - Beca Presidente de la Repblica, Cooperation scholarships Becas especiales (e.g. Germany, Netherlands, China, Alianza del Pacfico, Spain, South Korea, Japan, France, Russia, Great Britain) Slide 14 Specific interventions FINCyT (Fondo para la Innovacin, Ciencia y Tecnologa) 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 Slide 15 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. Slide 16 EU Alfa Puentes: Capacity Building of L.A. University Associations. EU Alfa III (2007-2013): co-operation between Higher Education Institutions of the European Union and Latin America Inter-American Development Bank Innovation for Competitiveness project Slide 17 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 (2012- 2018: 52,17 million USD) Germany (DAAD / DFG): 50 cooperative higher education projects. Negotiations for more structural scientific and technological cooperation.
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