Atilio Boron: social revolutions influence education in Latin America and Caribbean

He referred to the multiple crisis the world, and particularly the debt, which by neoliberal policies, it is increasingly universities to the imperatives of profit.

The international competitiveness of capitalist economies promotes orientation studies for transnational corporations and to careers in technical sciences at the expense of the humanities, and that is one of the brakes, he said.

The noted scholar at the University of Buenos Aires summoned the Cuban student leader Julio Antonio Mella, assassinated on January 10, 1929 in Mexico, and said that the great challenge of institutions of higher education is not devices for creating technological innovation for the exclusive benefit of the plutocratic caste.

He also stressed that Latin America and the Caribbean had the longest and deepest of the story colonial domination, and “it causes the most valued professionals in the field investigations and North American and European scientific publications than their own countries.”

In the presence of young and Cuban and foreign personalities, he reiterated that the university should be a space for dialogue without exclusions, where unity is fostered in order to avoid real burnt as lived in the Middle East.

For four days in session at the Palace of Conventions in Havana the X International Congress University 2016, where more than two thousand 500 participants gathered in workshops, forums and symposiums, analyze two thousand one hundred papers.

Source: Cuban News Agency (ACN).

Translated by: Daysi  Olano Fernandez

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