Moises Wasserman

To the rector of the National University, Moises Wasserman, the entry of the private sector for research money is not a novelty. Universities are working with the company for 40 or 50 years. There are committees University-Business – State in all regions of the country, says.What do give rise to concerns on the guiding is how and with what purpose would enter the money from private companies for the improvement of the educational service, as the project poses.The Minister of education, Maria Fernanda Campo, clarifies that not it’s resources to buy desks or boards, but to strengthen research at universities. The idea is that the company put the silver, sell services, develop knowledge and hopefully win fairly. With those utilities are you can continue to invest in education, explains field.Today – added the Minister – a businessman contracted services with the University, but we want to go further; that the employer not only recruit, but invest capital to develop specific projects which will reach into his pocket and generate innovation with the help of the universities. Although none of the guiding talked about the issue in public, Semana.com met one of the fears generated by this proposal is intellectual property. What will happen with the new knowledge that generate the universities, but with the capital of the companies?Universities with the aim of lucroEste is another point that generate concerns. For the guiding, the creation of this new figure can compromise the quality of higher education.Approve this proposal, according to the Minister of education, the companies could invest resources in universities, associated with any institution of higher education or create one of your own. All of these, profit would be one of the features not seen today in the universities: none is created with these purposes and profits must be reinvested in the institution.Do do countries like Brazil would bet on this strategy with excellent results: in 12 years went from 1? 800,000 students to almost 6? 000.000, taking a 75 percent of non-profit institutions, highlighted President Santos.Para the guiding, beyond the figures, there is a risk the expense of quality and highlight that part of the success of this strategy in Brazil is due to that the country also significantly increased investment in public universities, which, ultimately, are who generate knowledge and are more likely to be in the ranking of the best universities.


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