Mexican public universities: the challenges of institutional transformation towards research and knowledge transfer

Ricardo Arechavala Vargas y Claudia Fabiola Sánchez Cervantes
Universities in the world have continued to evolve, developing new capabilities. Latin America and Mexico, however, have lagged behind in the development of research and entrepreneurial capabilities in their universities. We present results from an analysis of aggregate patterns in the development of such capabilities in Mexican universities. We use data on the number of high-level researchers, scientific publications and patents, as indicators of research and knowledge transfer capabilities in public universities. Results show a great disparity in the level of development of such capabilities. Even though such disparity is gradually decreasing, it is still far from what the scientific, economic and social development of the country requires.
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