Higher education ‘under siege’ in Venezuela

Mass protests and repressive government responses are proving disastrous for higher education in Venezuela Academics and students are warning of a major crisis in Venezuelan higher education as the country slips deeper into political chaos. Problems of inadequate funding, low salaries and limited access to journals are fuelling a brain drain of scholars right across Latin America, according to recent reports. But sector leaders say that, at a time of constant public protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, and even helicopter attacks on government buildings, the situation in Venezuela…

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