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SERPA, Gerardo Ramos  and  FALCON, Adriana López. Massification, equity, higher education: the universalization of Cuban higher education. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.103, pp.291-316.  Epub Feb 25, 2019. ISSN 1809-4465.

The objective of the article is to assess the debates and challenges of the massification and universalization of higher education in various regions of the world and in the case of Cuba, in order to appreciate its significance for public policies and good practices that are proposed to contribute through the relevance and equity of higher education to the sustainability of development. The methods of documentary analysis, analytic-synthetic and the system approach are used for, on the basis of studies and documents on this public policy, to characterize and appreciate the different points of view and ways of implementing the massification of higher education in different contexts, their interdependence with social and educational equity. The divergent positions on the massification of higher education are highlighted, how this process also covers the sphere of postgraduate studies and its manifestation in the case of the universalization of Cuban higher education.

Keywords : Higher education; Access to education; Educational opportunities; Mass education.

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