Higher Education in Colombia (Part II): Globalization

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” ― George Orwell

If you actually do research and even go further to publish your findings in peer-review biomedical journals, the problem is that the very same institution where you studied then makes every effort to suppress your ideas because are a clear threat to vested interests.

Perhaps a “highly qualified researcher” according to Ph.D programs in Colombia is a euphemism:

It is whether a ghost in the machine writing a grant proposal or spending hours in the lab cooking recipes with chemical or biological ingredients.

Perhaps it is probably the same outside Colombia: it is a globalized pale blue dot anyway.

“Academic freedom — crucial to a thriving democracy. The 1946 context makes clear what is at stake: the university, built on academic freedom, is an institution that seeks to realise the freedoms that will give an emergent democratic society its various identities, arguments and openness to future possibilities. Such openness of spirit had been precluded while the university sector was the instrument of an ideologically determined political programme. Nazism permitted only those academic activities that were consistent with its aims. All else was illegitimate. For Jaspers, as for Arendt, academic freedom is more than merely academic.”

— Professor Thomas Docherty. https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2012/09/the-attack-on-knowledge/

References

  1. Higher Education in Colombia
    http://chaoticpharmacology.com/?s=higher
  2. Feynman Quote
    http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2015/03/06/science-quote-richard-p-feynman/
  3. Re: “Abiertas inscripciones a Doctorado en Salud” — @Univalle_FSalud @UnivalleCol
    http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2015/04/21/segunda-carta-abierta-univalle-cali-colombia/
  4. Second Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia.
    http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2015/04/25/second-open-letter-to-the-department-of-psychiatry-medical-school-universidad-del-valle-cali-colombia/
  5. Open Letter to the Rector at University of Valle (Cali, Colombia) and the Health Faculty Dean
    http://chaoticpharmacology.com/2015/04/21/segunda-carta-abierta-univalle-cali-colombia/

  4 comments for “Higher Education in Colombia (Part II): Globalization

  1. May 26, 2015 at 4:09 am

  2. June 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Federación Médica Colombiana:

    “DISCUSION EN EDUCACION: Perspectiva
    Uno de los grandes problemas que han tenido los países en desarrollo, incluyéndonos, es el fenómeno llamado “fuga de mentes”. Como su nombre lo describe, es la salida masiva de profesionales de alta capacidad académica y laboral a países desarrollados en busca de nuevas oportunidades. Uno de los países de mayor ingreso por este motivo es Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, curiosamente, las múltiples descripciones de experiencias reales de nuestros compatriotas (y otros extranjeros) muestran un panorama de gran injusticia, desigualdad y desventaja. Para nadie es secreto que, frente al mundo, aún existen estereotipos de nuestro país. Peor aún, sin estereotipos, hacemos parte de una minoría altamente marginada. Las oportunidades, aunque en gran número, preferiblemente van para nacionales.
    En este contexto, el siguiente artículo analiza la relación costo-calidad de educación entre Estados Unidos y Europa. Existen muchos otros dilemas alrededor de la educación más allá de la calidad (estilo de vida, dinámicas, etc.). Si esto figura así para norteamericanos, ¿cómo es el panorama para colombianos? Si nuestra educación y oportunidades no mejoran, parece que el fenómeno va a crecer y expandirse. La tendencia sugiere que es momento para discutir el tema y, sobretodo, tener en cuanta una educación global (y no una nacional).”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32821678

    URL permalink: https://www.facebook.com/federacionmedicacolombiana/posts/1082814171748027

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