The private sector is proposing that universities develop courses at a technical level in areas such as electronics or hospitality, rather than just focusing on higher level academic degrees and diplomas.
This shift in the educational system which it is hoped will happen in universities would need to be a public-private joint effort, since, according to presidential advisor Bayardo Arce, "... Low levels of science, technology and innovation have affected economic development .... "
Business leaders will form part of the technical committee of advisers to the Grand Canal Megaproject in Nicaragua.
Joseph Adam Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep) and Benjamin Lanzas, chief of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Construction were chosen by the board of Cosep as their representatives to the committee.
There's been an increase in multisectoral participation as a means of improving both infrastructure and services in various parts of the world, writes Lourdes Fernández in Costa Rica's newspaper La Republica.
This trend has been driven by technological innovations, she continues, as well as budget restrictions, expansion of international markets, growing public-private participation, but above all the application of the premise "there's strength in numbers", to which I add: and they encourage the achievement of important goals.
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The Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC, University of San Carlos of Guatemala) was one of the earliest universities to be founded in the Americas. It was decreed a university on January 31, 1676 by royal command of King Charles II of Spain. It had previously been known as the Escuela de Santo Tomás (School of Saint Thomas), founded in 1562 by the priest Francisco Marroquín. The University finally gained international acceptance by Official Decree from Pope Innocent XI, on June 18, 1687.
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