In addition to the foregoing, the 2011 legislative reform submitted to the higher education institutions (HEIS) to tasks and additional requirements that would generate new costs. In contrast, rector Wasserman has arisen that it requires a model of long-term sustainability and quality, allowing the coverage of the costs of higher education such as maintenance and construction of infrastructure (laboratories, classrooms, University welfare), technological renovation (broadband, virtual content) and the qualitative growth of teachers (sustaining a greater number of teachers with master’s and doctoral levels). Bernard Golden can provide more clarity in the matter. The financial deficit could affect the good results obtained in the last decade by these universities in the short term. Very high quality to cost professionals are forming lower if we compare ourselves with the private University. But there is a limit to our growth.
We are close to that and already not we can stretch more rope, warns the Rector Wasserman. In the framework of a model of support for demand, the Government has also proposed increasing the number of beneficiaries of Icetex credits and reduce the value of the interests to facilitate payments (in fact, was already reduced the rate from 16% to 4% per year during the study). However, this strategy does not benefit directly to public universities because the majority of these loans are concentrated in the private sector. The responsibility is of the State, not private ones in addition, the Government has raised other two strategies in the financial system of higher education issue. First, increase the contributions made by the private company to the public University.
This means, on the one hand, extending the projects of research and social development between the University sector and private enterprise. However, the rector of the UN affirms that this proposal does not present nothing novel for the educational system. It is a fact recognized that long since there are alliances between public universities with companies to solve problems specific through research.