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    Female students occupy universities over sexual abuse

    Chile

    María Elena Hurtado - University World News

    Thousands of female students are occupying facilities at Chilean universities up and down the country, demanding non-sexist education and an end to sexual harassment and abuse. The first of these protests was triggered several weeks ago at Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) in Valdivia in southern Chile by the transfer to another post of a researcher at the Institute of Biochemistry and Microbiology, found guilty of gravely harassing a female administrator. Students are asking for him to be dismissed.

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    Scandals put teaching of economics in the dock

    Chile

    Maria Elena Hurtado - University world news

    The spate of financial scandals that are rocking Chile have stirred a wholesome debate in the country on the importance of ethics in the teaching of economics. The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s economics and administration faculty has been under the spotlight since three of its former students, previously hailed as 'star students', were prosecuted and jailed for a week pending trial for tax fraud and other financial crimes

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    Students protest corruption, demand education reform

    Chile

    - The New York Times

    Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital Thursday to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. Police said about 20,000 people took part, while student organizers estimated the crowd at about 150,000.

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    Chile universities earned CL$16-billion through bribery

    Chile

    Charlotte Méritan - ILoveChile

    As part of the National Accreditation Commission (CNA) case, three universities are accused of bribery. They have allegedly paid CL$25,000,000 to the former director of the aforesaid Commission in order to obtain the very sought-after accreditation.

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    Scandal-plagued higher education sector gets new minister

    Chile

    María Elena Hurtado - University World News

    Chile's newly appointed Minister of Education will face a formidable challenge despite her impressive credentials. Long-standing public anger against Chile's education sector has brought students and their families into the streets on numerous occasions since 2011, demanding free education and an end to for-profit universities. Recently, student protests have ended in violent clashes with police.

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    Solutions needed for higher education quality crisis

    Chile

    Carlos Olivares - University World News

    The issue of quality assurance in the tertiary education system has become a public concern as a consequence of the scandal in which the president of the National Accreditation Commission and at least two chancellors of private universities were arrested and accused of money laundering, bribery and accepting kickbacks.

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    Bribery and laundering charges reveal accreditation mess

    Chile

    María Elena Hurtado - World University News

    The former president of Chile's National Accreditation Commission (NCA) and two former university rectors have been jailed on charges of bribery and money laundering. They will spend at least six months in prison, which is how long the Public Prosecution Office has said it will take to investigate the charges.

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    Report confirming educational profiteering in Chilean universities rejected

    Chile

    Mariana Zepeda - Ilovechile

    The Chilean government's Lower House has rejected the findings of a report investigating allegations of educational profiteering in seven private universities. Student leaders and opposition politicians criticized this ruling, claiming that the government must not ignore illegal educational profiteering in Chile.

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    For-profit education in Chile: The debate within the debate

    Chile

    Nick Lavars - Americas Quarterly

    A seven-month investigation revealed that a number of Chile's universities are illegally operating as profit-oriented businesses. According to a report conducted by a special investigation committee, eight universities violated anti-profiteering laws amidst findings of increased salaries among executives, circulation of finances between companies under the same private ownership and outsourcing of services as means of generating revenue.

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