The OECD Bío Bío review report is available here .
The executive summary is available here.
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. 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.
Higher education has been defined as a high-priority sector for regional development.
By participating in the OECD Review of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Regional Development, the region hopes to:
Identify and overcome barriers to regional growth
Enhance the co-ordination of HEIs
Improve co-ordination within the private sector
Improve the relationship between HEIs, the private sector and government
Establish a permanent dialogue group
Key issues in Bío Bío
Widening access to higher education
Enhancing the quality of higher education
Building stronger state universities
Increasing the scientific and technological capacity of the region and the country
More information about the Bío Bío Region, its higher education institutions, and the HEIs' role in regional development
Regional Co-ordinator in the Bío Bío Region
Martin ZILIC HREPIC
Universidad de Concepción
Facultad de Medicina
HE and regions start page
Self-evaluation Report: The Bio Bio Region