Inside View IV.7.3 The social responsibility of higher education in Chile: Aequalis, the higher education forum


The day at the dawning of the 21st century on which we created a consortium of 13 universities as part of the ‘Universidad Construye País’ (University Builds Country) project now seems far off. At the time, we defined the social responsibility of universities as: the university’s ability to disseminate and put into practice a set of general and specific principles and values, through four key processes: management, teaching, research and university extension, in response to the university community and the country in which it is based. (Universidad Construye País, 2006)

Mónica Jiménez de la Jara
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government