Latin America has been playing an ever more prominent role on the international stage: unprecedented economic growth in the past years combined with the significant resources in raw materials and the growing role that some of these countries play in the international fora, all help to explain why Latin America is becoming a strategic partner for other countries and regions.

Within this regional context higher education is increasingly being seen as an important driver for social and economic innovation and development. The Latin American higher education sector is expanding and diversifying to accommodate increased demand, and in recognition of the need for a globally educated and integrated workforce. How can governments and institutions respond to this rapidly changing context? What are the strategic priorities in Higher Education across the region? Where are the challenges and barriers? What are the opportunities for international collaboration and where are the areas of innovation? Our speakers will offer three different country perspectives from across Latin America.