UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Institut International de l'UNESCO pour l'enseignement supérieur en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes
Instituto Internacional de la UNESCO para la Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe (UNESCO-IESALC)

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History

14 Feb 1978, Caracas (Venezuela), within the framework of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Original title UNESCO Regional Centre for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Centre régional de l'UNESCO pour l'enseignement supérieur en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes -- Centro Regional de la UNESCO para la Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe (CRESALC). From 1995, functions as UNESCO Caracas Office. Transformed into an institute under current title during a transition period 1998-1999, following decision of 29th General Conference of UNESCO. Also referred to as International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Institut International pour l'enseignement supérieur en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes -- Instituto Internacional para la Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe.

Aims

Strengthen cooperation among member states in the field of higher education; contribute to renewal of higher education in the region and to improvement in reciprocal knowledge of tertiary education systems; assist member states' efforts to develop or improve their systems and institutions of learning and research; lay the basis for sustainable human development founded on justice, equity, freedom, solidarity and peace by emphasizing human resource development, capacity building and cooperation agreements targeting a new social pact; achieve better utilization of human and educational resources by promoting greater mobility of professionals in higher education systems; act as a clearing house and reference centre supporting member states and institutions in improving higher education; facilitate exchange of information and experience among institutions in the region and elsewhere.

Main thrusts:

 • Promotion of research on higher education, evaluation and accreditation of academic programmes and institutions, development of a regional system of information and documentation and improving technological capacity in higher education;

 • Fostering lifelong education for all and promoting links between higher education and society;

 • Stimulating development of new models of institutional management and training of public policy-makers in higher education;

 • Putting in place new forms of inter-institutional cooperation focused on further developing postgraduate studies of excellence.

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Research/documentation; events/meetings. Management of treaties and agreements: Regional Convention on the Recognition of Titles, Studies and Diplomas.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 34 countries
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UIA Org ID

E8660

Last News Received

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