4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education

Higher Education: New Challenges and Emerging Roles for Human and Social Development

31 March, 1-2 April, 2008
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
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Axel Didriksson Takayanagui (Secretary of Education, Government of Mexico City, Mexico) || 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education

Axel Didriksson Takayanagui


Secretary of Education
, Secretary of Education, Government of Mexico City

Presentation title:

The role of higher education for human and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Curriculum Vitae:

Axel Didriksson Takayanagui, holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology, a master's degree in Latin American Studies and a doctorate in Economics. He was the director of the Centre for University Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which became the Institute for Research on Universities and Education (IISUE). He is the coordinator-general of the Network of Public Macro-universities of Latin America and the Caribbean and vice-president of the executive committee of the Union of Latin American Universities (UDUAL). He is a Level-2 member of the Mexican National System of Researchers. Since 1995, he has held the UNESCO Chair on Regional Integration and University. He is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and has been an educational researcher for 30 years. He has written 10 books, the most recent being The University in the Knowledge Society, published by UNESCO Mexico in 2006, and co-authored 30.


GUNI's founding members: Sponsored by:
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Unesco United Nations University
Conference supported by:
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Secretaria d'Afers Exteriors. Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona