Minister René Ramírez Gallegos: We Must Overcome the Cognitive Gap

Ecuador is one of the countries in the Latin American region that have demonstrated the most rapid growth and notable improvement in the access to and quality of education. Over the last decade, the country has put educational reforms among its top priorities and as ...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull: The Jessica Effect and Gender Equity in STEM

Quality of education is fundamental to the continued growth and achievement of Latin America. The future progress and prosperity of the region are in the hands of today’s students. In a global economy increasingly driven by technological development, cultivating a local...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

The Future of Education: How Many People Go Studying Abroad?

In 2015, global leaders gathered in South Korea and discussed the future of education. Together, they prepared the Incheon Declaration for Education 2030, which provides a holistic view on the upcoming years of all lifelong learning opportunities and possibilities for quality...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016

Introducing ETN Talks: Latin America

The landscape of education has been changing tremendously over the past five to ten years and all of us involved in the process of student recruitment have recognised the necessity to adapt quickly in order to stay relevant in this environment. To make sure you are informed about...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016

Álvaro Quijandría: Entrepreneurship Is a Fundamental Driver of Growth

Are you curious about the changing economic landscapes in Latin America? How entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving needs of LATAM future workers are stimulating the development of local economies? These and more answers to other pertinent questions will be given to you by the...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016

Emerita Bañados: English Proficiency Will Increase Chile’s Global Competitiveness

Today we start to announce the impressive array of speakers who will lead an exclusive series of ETN Talks as part of the four upcoming ETN Focus Workshops in Latin America. During each workshop, the specially designed Focus Talk featuring local experts will shed light on some of...
Posted On 16 Jun 2016

Closing the Gap: Women’s Employability in Latin America

In a communiqué published after the G20 Summit in Brisbane back in 2014, a range of global issues were addressed – creating jobs, boosting trade and investment, dealing with corruption and reducing the gender gap in labour force participation. The group set target to decrease by...
Posted On 30 May 2016

Peru – Economic Advancement through STEM and English Bilingualism

Economic Facts Peru has one of the strongest economies in Latin America. As a democratic republic consisting of 25 regions, it is considered a fast developing country with a high Human Development Index score and a poverty level of around 25.8 percent. Main economic activities...
Posted On 30 May 2016

Chile – Strategic Location and Rising Outbound Mobility

Economic Facts Chile is a South American country with a strategic location, West of the continental divide of the Andes Mountains. The government system is a republic, and the chief of state and head of government is the president. The economy is open and market-oriented and is...
Posted On 30 May 2016

Chile – A Groundbreaking Innovation Hub

Many countries have tried to create their own variants of the Sillicon Valley and almost all of them failed. However, there is an example that is a bit different, succeeding to address the weak spot of the original US enterprise – to host young and inspired founders from abroad...
Posted On 16 May 2016

The Bilingual Target: Rising Demand for English Proficiency in Latin America

During the past decade, Latin America’s governments have prioritised education reforms and more specifically the improvement of English language skills as a step to ameliorate economic conditions within the countries. A report by Education First (EF) shows that youngsters’...
Posted On 12 May 2016

Ecuador – Transition from Traditional Farming to Leading Oil Exporter

Economic Facts Ecuador is located in North-Western South America. With population of nearly 16 million, the country is divided into 4 regions: Costa, Sierra, Oriente and Región Insular, which are further subdivided into 24 provinces. The capital city is Quito, and the majority of...
Posted On 04 May 2016