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An Acad Bras Cienc (2018) 90 (4) Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (2018) 90(4): 3241-3242 (Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences) Printed version ISSN 0001-3765 / Online version ISSN 1678-2690 | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A Dangerous Mistake: Research as a Commodity in University Institutions CHRISTIAN MESIA-MONTENEGRO Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Científica del Sur, Carretera Panamericana Sur, 42, Km 19, Lima, Peru This letter comments on the problems that are emerging in the world, specifically in Latin America, when universities treat research as a commodity. The particularity of this perspective is that it identifies what seems to be a global problem in universities with managerial approaches, in which the pursue for short term results and fast acquired prestige hurt sounded contributions to global issues that require more thoughtful approaches and careful reflection. Teaching colleges are progressively moving towards research ones in Latin America, either because of government regulations (as in Peru, Chile or Ecuador), or by the market itself. The latter can also be observed in US universities (Polster 2007, Jensen 2005), being particularly instructive that universities “should focus on research to pursue knowledge, to increase the reputation of the institution, and improve the quality of people’s lives” (Jensen 2005). An important point in what Jensen indicates is the research competence, as an intellectual activity in the generation of academic reputation, bearing in mind that it is well known, in profit universities, the opposition CFO’s in research investment (Nature 2016), primarily because “the
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