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VAIDERGORN, JOSÉ. A perspective of globalization in Brazilian universities. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2001, vol.21, n.55, pp. 78-91. ISSN 1678-7110.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622001000300006.

Based on a "neoliberal" economical model assumed as unavoidable and aimed at inserting Brazil in the modern world, the public policies related to the present Brazilian higher education have established their parameters along the lines of the economical "globalization". The new forms of labor organization that followed have imposed new types of tuition, in which mastery of knowledge and schooling time have turned out strategic. Unfortunately, in a "neoliberal" Brazil, applying the international agencies' recommendations means privileging higher level training outside the public university system, considered as "backward" owing to its costs. Preference is thus given to tuition adopting entrepreneurial "quality" criteria, whose consequences are obvious: the economical and technological backwardness becomes more pronounced and the country keeps farther and farther from modernity.

Keywords : Brasil [University]; Education and Economical Development; Public Policies and Higher Education; Higher Education and Globalization; Higher Education and Work; Public and Private Higher Education.

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