Evolving Public Role of Universities in Chile and California

In June 2015 research teams met to discuss the similarities and differences in the public role and practices of universities, focusing on four prominent public and private institutions: the Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago, UC Berkeley and Stanford University. 

Organized by the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) – UC Berkeley and the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) - Universidad de Chile with support from the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT). Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, the Chile California Council, and the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix.

The Evolving Public Role of Universities in Chile and California - Symposium Video Available Now 

Research Project Objectives

Research teams in Chile and in California gathered for two separate meetings, one in Berkeley in June and the other in Santiago in early 2016, to develop case studies of public and private universities in Chile (Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago) and in California (UC Berkeley and Stanford University. The broad objective was to explore and develop a report on the following policy issues:

  • Comprehending and examining the evolving public roles of leading public and private universities in both Chile and the California, and seeking a comparative analysis among the selected Chilean and California universities, with attention to global trends.
  • Identifying best practices and policies related to expanding the public role of universities in areas such as supporting socio-economic mobility, community service, technology transfer and regional/national economic development.
  • Generating a policy framework to help expand the public role of universities Chile and possibly for other South American countries in the midst of bolstering their higher education systems.

Berkeley-Chile Research Team Co-PIs

Berkeley Program June 23-26, 2015

CSHE and the Berkeley campus hosted team members from the Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago for meetings and two public programs:

Chile-Berkeley-Stanford Symposium – 370 Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley
The Evolving Public Role of Universities in Chile and California – June 24 2015

Photo Gallery |  June 24th   

Chile Team  | PowerPoint Slides | Video Link
Leader Carolina Guzmán Valenzuela, Researcher - Center for Advanced Research in Education, Universidad de Chile; Rosa Devés Alessandri – Vice President Academic Affairs, Universidad de Chile; Andrés Bernasconi, Vice-Dean Faculty of Education, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago.

Berkeley TeamPowerPoint Slides | Video Link       

Leader John Douglass – Senior Research Fellow Public Policy and Higher Education, CSHE; Carol Christ – Director CSHE, President Emeritus Smith College and former Provost UC Berkeley; Henry Brady – Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy; C. Judson King – Past CSHE Director, Provost and Senior Vice President, Emeritus of the University of California Office of the President.  

Stanford Team  | Video Link      

Leader Martin Carnoy - Vida Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University;  

A Comparative International Lens on Undergraduate and Graduate Education – Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor Barrows Hall UC Berkeley
An Exploration of SERU Data and Discussion on Chile and California – June 25 2015

Photo GalleryJune 25th

  • PowerPoint | A Comparative View on the Student Experience: Results from the SERU Data Base - John Douglass (Senior Research Fellow CSHE UC Berkeley) and Igor Chirikov (SERU-International Managing Director CSHE UC Berkeley/HSE-Moscow).   
  • Panel Discussion: Carolina Guzmán Valenzuela, Researcher (Center for Advanced Research in Education, Universidad de Chile); Rosa Devés Alessandri (Vice President Academic Affairs, Universidad de Chile); Andrés Bernasconi (Vice-Dean Faculty of Education, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago)
  • Student Panel – Chilean Perspectives on the Student Experience in Chile and Berkeley

Berkeley Contact: John Douglass – Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education 

Chile Contact: Carolina Guzmán Valenzuela - Researcher, Center for Advanced Research in Education - Universidad de Chile - carolina.guzman@ciae.uchile.cl