University Postgraduate Programs and Their Evaluation - Comparative Aspects between Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay
Mabel Dávila & Ariadna Guaglianone

This paper analyzes the research policies adopted in universities and their evaluation, comparing aspects between Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The study encompasses diverse documents on current regulations, impact assessments and interviews to key persons. The comparison allows for identifying, among the common aspects, the difficulties for developing a quality evaluation process, considering the diversity of systems in higher education, being heterogeneous in the three countries. There exist differences related to the origin and consolidation of the systems evaluating university quality and science and technology, the policies developed at the different stages and the influence of the political and economic context. These aspects exert great influence on the different ways to evaluate the research function, among the national cases as well as regarding their inner characteristics.

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