The VIII REALCUP Meeting comes to an end
On September 3, the second day of the VIII meeting of REALCUP began with a discussion workshop about the CRES 2018 Declaration and its CRES 2018-2028 Action Plan, arriving at a set of agreements included in the minutes that set forth the REALCUP’s position on these documents, as a united block representing more than 100 higher education private institutions.
Rodrigo Guerra Botello, a chemical engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Studies), and general director of IBM Mexico for fifteen years, spoke about the problem of corruption in higher education which, in the case of Mexico, reduces the national GDP in between 5% and 10%, and affects 35% of the population’s poorest strata.
Claudio Ruff, rector of the Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins and president of the Chilean Private University Corporation, delivered a paper on the international mobility of tertiary education as an impact factor of economic competitiveness, and presented a correlation between incoming student mobility and economic competitiveness based on the global competitiveness index developed by the World Economic Forum.
The day concluded with the reading and approval of the minutes in which new commitments are signed and the resolution to carry out a new meeting in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, on April 27 and 28, 2020.