11/01/2011 to 11/01/2014

Overall objective: To promote the modernization of financial management practices and income diversification strategies in Latin American HE institutions, with a view to sustainably strengthen the Higher Education systems and maximize the social return on investment in Higher Education.

Specific objectives: *) To enhance human, organisational and technical capacities of Latin American HEIs to increase efficiency in financial management (FM) and income diversification, promoting accountability and transparency through systematisation and promotion of good practice. *) To promote regional integration through creating a network of financial managers pursuing modernisation of financial management systems and practices.

Estimated Results:
(1) Increased awareness on regional level in LA HEIs & policy makers on common challenges and existing initiatives in modernising FM and income diversification strategies in HE, through systematisation of experiences and supra-regional promotion of good practice; (2) Enhanced human, organisational & technical capacities at institutional levels to improve efficient FM and create a pool of qualified human resources capable to effectively implement reforms, using modern tools and methodologies; (3) Sustainably strengthened institutional modernisation capacities, through development of strategic action plans and joint strategies for efficient FM and income diversification; (4) Region-wide impact and replication of project outputs through creation and implementation of a supra-regional network; (5) Active involvement of relevant actors & non-partner HEIs and region-wide up-take through consistent dissemination strategy

Topics:
Financial Management of HEIs
Coordinator:
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Partners:
  1. Saarland University
  2. Universidad Industrial de Santander
  3. FH Joanneum
  4. Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
  5. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
  6. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
  7. Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
  8. Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  9. Universidad Nacional del Este
  10. Universidad ORT Uruguay
  11. Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras
  12. Institut Technologie Education du Piré de la région d'Athènes pour la Grèce
  13. Pontifica Universidad Catolica Peru
  14. Universidad Vina del Mar
  15. Pontifica Universidad Catolica Rio de Janeiro
  16. Ministry of Higher Education
Geographical Area:
Latinamerica
Programme:
ALFA