Thousands of engineers will be needed as Brazil prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2016 (photo: dpa)

Geopolitics: Higher education in Brazil - growth, access and quality

Brazil is investing in higher education. The government sees post-secondary education as a driving force behind economic growth and it is taking steps to encourage greater uptake. But observers say that in the first instance, the country needs to get more and better prepared students to complete secondary education and more affordable places should be available to attract students from all levels of society.

HIGHER education is a growth industry in Brazil.

Student enrolment, still low by international standards, is seeing increasing student numbers, growing public and private investment, and a national consensus that a better educa...

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Dr. Jorge Balan
But the country has an acute shortage of skills and sees a more efficient university system as a way of upskilling its population
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