Brazilian Higher Education: Crossroads and Perspectives
Matheus will present an analysis of the main key/historical decisions that transformed Brazilian higher education into what it is today. He will focus on the growth of private higher education companies, in addition to an overview of the government social justice programs that were instrumental for these companies to achieve their goals. He will analyze how these companies developed strategies to deal with the crossroads that they encounter in the last five years and how this scenario was intensified due to the pandemic. Perspectives for the future of Brazilian higher education will be discussed in face of the impact of these changes.
About Matheus Batalha
Matheus Batalha Moreira Nery is a Professor at Uninassau, Chair 32 at MAC/Academia Sergipana de Letras, and a writer/columnist of the Jornal da Cidade (Aracaju). He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), studied International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law (Peace Palace-UN/2013), and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (Department of Romance Languages & Literature/2020). His research interests include Psychology, International Education, and Higher Education. In recent years, he has participated in several international education programs, including Erasmus Mundus and 100,000 Strong in the Americas, having been awarded by its innovation fund (U.S. Department of State and White House/2015), and he led efforts to create the Tiradentes Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (2016).