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Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Bío Bío Region, Chile 2010

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The Bío Bío Region has pioneered regional development in Chile. It has a high concentration of higher education and research activity. Its universities and other higher education institutions have made significant progress in widening access to education. But challenges remain: the Bío Bío Region continues to suffer from brain drain as well as higher than average unemployment and poverty rates.

How can the Bío Bío Region promote new business formation and the development of the existing small and medium-sized companies? What incentives are needed to improve higher education institutions’ regional and local orientation? How can higher education institutions move from knowledge generation towards knowledge transfer?

This joint OECD and World Bank review explores a range of helpful policy measures and institutional reforms to mobilise higher education for the development of the Bío Bío Region. It is part of the series of the OECD reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development. These reviews help mobilise higher education institutions for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions. They analyse how the higher education system impacts upon regional and local development and bring together universities, other higher education institutions and public and private agencies to identify strategic goals and to work towards them.

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The Bío Bío Region and its higher education institutions

Institutional Management in Higher Education

Over recent years Chile has enjoyed economic growth and institutional stability and reform. This chapter presents the profile of the Bío Bío Region with its main economic activities and its socio-economic characteristics as compared to other Chilean regions. It examines the expansion of higher education institutions in the region and their role in regional development. It identifies the main strengths and weaknesses of the region and analyses the major challenges in the context of the increasing participation of higher education institutions in the definition and implementation of regional development strategies.

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