Entries by lilianacasallas

QS University Rankings: Latin America™ launch event a big success

By Danny Byrne The first ever ranking of Latin American universities was launched by QS on 4th October with an event at Canning House in London. Attended by an important number of embassies from Latin America in UK, journalists, universities in the UK, and other key stakeholders, the event was sponsored by IELTS and supported […]

Supplement QS University Rankings: Latin America 2011/2012

Supplement 2011/2012 for the first QS University Rankings: Latin America Ben Sowter introduces this year’s research and the results tables. Danny Byrne reflects on the results of the rankings and looks at some of the issues surrounding access to higher education for students from low-income backgrounds. John O’Leary introduces QS Stars, a new university rating […]

Map of Top Latin American Universities

The following map offers a snapshot of the top 200 institutions included in the 2011 QS University Rankings — Latin America™. To access the complete version of the map, please, click here. (*) Created by: Martin Juno. (*) Please, consider that the map is presented for reference only and may contain errors or omissions of any […]

Six Latin American universities make the grade in new QS World University Rankings: Arts and Humanities

by Liliana Casallas   Six Latin American universities were featured in the QS World University Rankings®: Arts and Humanities released on http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings, revealing strength in Latin America’s universities in Modern Languages, Philosophy, Geography, History, English and Linguistics. Brazil, with four universities featured, is best-performing country in the region Mexico’s Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) […]

Visas, another homework for governments towards international education and Latin America students. Part III.

by Liliana Casallas Part III. UK System & Fact table In the UK, the process has also been changing. Students from Latin America are able to apply online for the visa.  Students who wish to pursue their studies in the UK can use the Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS), which is an electronic reference […]

Visas, another homework for governments towards international education and Latin America students. Part.II

by Liliana Casallas Part II. USA and Spain System In the US actions to create a transparent and efficient process are related to make students a priority so that they may travel in time to begin their course of study, having focused on cutting wait time for interviews.  There are also procedures in place to […]

Visas, another homework for governments towards international education and Latin America students. Part I. Australia

by Liliana Casallas The United States, Cuba, France, Spain and the UK are the main host countries for Latin American students who choose to pursue higher education overseas. Each country has their own policy for student visas. Some of these countries have been working for years to establish a transparent and fair system for international […]

Cuba, a new important player for higher education in Latin America?

by Liliana Casallas Interestingly, UNESCO reported that in the last ten years, there has been an impressive 96% increase of the number of mobile students from Latin American and the Caribbean countries.  As shown in Table I, in 1999, students from Caribbean countries formed a large proportion (66%) of the student migration from this Region […]

Where do Latin American Students choose to study?

by Liliana Casallas   There are various factors that influence a student when choosing their study abroad destination. Students usually take into account country profiles, educational reputation, university accreditations, a university’s international profile, visa requirements, international student support, fees, grants and potential hardships.   There are may also be additional incentives relating to a country’s capacity […]

Latin America, an under explored territory for global education.

Latin America may not be considered a first choice by international students for academic exchange, and global universities do not seem to consider this part of the world as a priority for the development of exchange partnerships.  Why this is the case leads one to ask the following:  is there a global understanding of the […]