Planning of higher education in Argentina: Between regionalization policies and university innovation processes (1995-2015)

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From a socio-political and organizational perspective, the article aims to describe and analyze the relations between public policies of regionalization and the organizational dynamics of universities at the territorial level. In particular, it describes how the regionalization policy was designed with the implementation of Law of Higher Education 24.521/95 until 2015. As well it analyzes what management model was expected to be implemented with the policies and what finally happened in the performance of universities. The national public university sector as a whole was approached in order to show similarities and particularities by region. Documentary sources and semi-structured interviews were analyzed with actors from the academic, technical, and political spheres who participated in the Higher Education Reform Program initiated in 1995. In conclusion, the implementation of public policies of regionalization depends, in great extent, of the university as an actor for territorial development. However, university does not end up being a dynamic and innovative player in terms of the university system.


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González, G., & Claverie, J. (2017). Planning of higher education in Argentina: Between regionalization policies and university innovation processes (1995-2015). Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25, 70.
Reformas a la Educación Superior en Contexto Internacional Comparado
Author Biographies

Giselle González, CONICET

Doctora en Educación por la Universidad de San Andrés. Licenciada en Ciencia Política por la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Actualmente se desempeña como Investigadora Asistente del CONICET. También, desarrolla actividades de docencia y producción tecnológica en la Universidad Argentina de la Empresa y en la Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda.

Julieta Claverie, Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero

Doctora en Educación Y Especialista en Gestión Educativa por la Universidad de San Andrés. Licenciada y Profesora en Psicopedagogía por la Universidad de Católica Argentina. Se desempeña como docente investigadora en el Núcleo Interdisciplinario de Formación y Estudios para el Desarrollo de la Educación (NIFEDE) de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero. Es Secretaria Editorial de la Revista Latinoamericana de Políticas y Administración de la Educación (RELAPAE). Se ha especializado en el estudio de la educación superior, políticas públicas y gestión institucional de las universidades.