The Future of the New University in Paraguay:
Towards a New Vision for Higher Education


At Universidad de Asuncion (UNA) in Paraguay
June 24 – 26, 2019

This academic gathering brought together a diverse group of university stakeholders to engage in discussions about the role of the new university and to develop a platform for repositioning the UNA’s strategic plan within the current and emerging social, political and academic internal and external contexts. 

The aim of this conference was to legitimize and position the UNA as an anchor for collectively solving local and national problems through the strategic and innovative development of the university’s three pillars –Academic Management; Research; and Social Engagement.

The Conference is the outcome of the leading work of Rutgers Professor Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago in her role of Fulbright Faculty Fellow at the UNA.  With support from the US Embassy in Paraguay, she led the planning of this event with a team of academic leaders from the UNA. The conference coincided with the selection of a new Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor and the adoption of a new Strategic Plan for the University.

Explore the conference program for more information regarding specific research and topics discussed.

Co-sponsored by: Rutgers University-Community Leadership Center, Rutgers-Camden Office of the ChancellorRutgers-Camden Office of the Provost, Rutgers GlobalUniversidad Nacional de Asunción-Paraguay (la UNA), and the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay