Review of Higher Education Institutions in Regional Development 2008-10: The State of Veracruz, Mexico


The OECD review report for Veracruz is available here.


The executive summary is available here.


With a population of over 7 million Veracruz is the third most populous state in Mexico. Veracruz features a traditional and resource-based economy, low skilled population and high poverty rates. How can Veracruz transform itself from a lagging and under-performing region into a centre of knowledge and innovation? How can the universities improve the relevance and quality of their teaching and research? How can the pathways between technological institutes and universities be improved? How can Veracruz capitalise on the ongoing university social service programmes to create a more comprehensive approach to regional development?


By participating in the OECD review the region wants to

  • Increase the higher education enrolment rate
  • Enhance the relationship between higher education and research
  • Improve the relationship between HE, research and the region’s economic, social, cultural and environmental issues

Key issues in Veracruz

  • Brain drain
  • Uneven development


More about the State of Veracruz, its higher education institutions, and its HEIs' role in regional development


Regional Co-ordinator in Veracruz

José Rangel
Advisor to the Rector
Universidad Veracruzana


HE and regions start page


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