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th_KnobelWelcome to Marcelo Knobel´s website and blog. Here I try to compile and share all my activities and personal interests, updating the news in the different lines of research. All comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

In Brazil the For-Profit Giants Keep Growing: The World View, Inside Higher Education

See original post here. In 2015, the Brazilian for-profit private sector in Higher Education registered a net income of R$ 49.3 billion (around US$ 14 billion). About 36% of this number comes from the 12 biggest educational groups. The relative size of these companies based on their share of total higher education enrolments are: Kroton …

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Nanomagnetism: Seminar at the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology

In May 2016 I presented a seminar at the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN). The whole seminar can be seen HERE.  

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The challenge of building a research university

The challenge of building a research university; Marcelo Knobel and Renato HL Pedrosa, University World News, 29 April 2016, Issue No:411. Read full article HERE. The University of Campinas, or Unicamp, is a state-funded, comprehensive university. When it was founded 50 years ago, it was the second such university to be established in the state …

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High-stakes Entrance Examinations: A View from Brazil

Schwartzman, S. and M. Knobel (2016). "High-Stakes Entrance Examinations: a View From Brazil." International Higher Education 85 (Spring, 2016): 19-20. https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe/article/view/9242 In Brazil, the growing dominance of the national exam for secondary education as a massive, unified entrance exam for higher education has several detrimental consequences. Besides effectively shaping the high school curriculum, with clear …

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Interview to Rhonda Broussard: One Good Question

One Good Question This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future.

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