Nor cannot be ignored, the proliferation of institutes, private universities. , looking as a basic goal the enrichment in the short term, rather than seriously committed to form, train professionals in height to help remedy the large failures that they commit the national universities of Hence it should not us strange, taking advantage of the demand, its offer this guaranteed not by quality but by the high price charged to its participants and the poor benefit granted to its academic and administrative staff, with compensation that leaves a great deal to say, leads to recruit individuals who do not meet the academic requirements according to what today is needed which makes the final product, the graduates are not prepared according to what is required to go forward. To all this is added in addition, – not only for the Venezuelan case but for Latin America, which the University institution is threatened today; from neo-liberal doctrines eficientistas who want to slim and limit presupuestalmente, and sometimes even dissolving them – especially to the public-, even by those who think deep social concerns, they are demanding that scarce resources devoted to education in their Nations are primarily applied to basic education and media, as we are still far from solve the existing demand at these levels of education. Is necessary, as he said publicly in different Nations on this continent, to higher education, our case study and concern must immediately tackle remedy lots of vices, anachronism, discrimination, partisan atomism, temptation, disproportions and heavy ballasts that afflict it and, in many places, is known and feels that they are representing an immense obstacle for change; of why our universities must learn streamline their resources, better manage their limited budgets, prioritize their needs, assess and criticize it. You must reform the University, reorient it towards its mission, that its actors commit provide solutions to the reality of the present, confront with dignity, effective actions before the great challenges being presented him, before a Government that has not paid the attention that it deserves. Let us not forget that in the UDUAL Prize in support of research (1992), noted, that the developed world is easy to enforce budget cuts at public universities in some countries, because in their own private and business sectors yes invest in research; but in our case, the private sector has not demonstrated the long-term vision, nor has wanted to take the risks of investing in basic scientific research, and in many cases, not even on the technological – that in Venezuelan case is critic-. In various Latin American countries only the public University investigates- and not in all disciplines – and only she can arise new knowledge and ways of applying it which allow to cope with its crisis. Finally, we invite you to take into account the questions asked and give responses that consider convenient: towards where goes the top equation of the country? what is the current balance of the University with respect to achievements and shortcomings? What are the conditions for the change and the transformation of the University institution? Which one should it be the main thrust of the transformations? What is forming the University, they are actually graduates, professionals who are needed?, among others.

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