The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) is the specialized
institute of the United Nations system with the mission to contribute to the improvement of higher education in member States. The Institute organizes its activities around working programs that reflect the priority themes set biannually by its Governing Board and approved by the UNESCO General Conference. From research, capacity building, technical cooperation, and concerted advocacy, four major work programs contribute to fulfill its mission.


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Our Programs


Campus

The IESALC Campus is a digital environment that allows leveraging the Institute’s programs and priorities from an academic perspective, favoring knowledge networks and the exchange of good practices through collaborative work for the development of the region, and by promoting digital credentials.


Higher Education and Society Journal

The Educación Superior y Sociedad ESS (Higher Education and Society) Journal is a periodical published by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO-IESALC), based in Caracas, Venezuela. It constitutes the main means of dissemination and approach to scientific research in the Universities and Institutions of Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean and in other regions. It is mainly oriented to the dissemination of research papers, theoretical studies on the field of higher education and its thematic trends.


Publications


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The right to higher education: a social justice perspective

IESALC –  2022

UNESCO


Resuming or reforming? Tracking the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education after two years of disruption

IESALC –  2022

UNESCO


Exploring international aid for tertiary education: recent developments and current trends

IESALC –  2022

UNESCO


Gender equality: how global universities are performing, part 2

IESALC –  2022

UNESCO