RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the deputy, the goal is to allow foreign universities to establish themselves in Uruguay "with greater flexibility and certainty." "In an increasingly globalized world, we have a tremendous opportunity to attract investment also linked to academia," the Maldonado legislator said.
"Apart from the fact that it is a real possibility for the whole country, our Department (Maldonado) has the geographical, social and academic conditions to attract foreign institutions," he added.
Echeverría said that this type of investment "generates direct and indirect jobs, at the teaching, service, real estate, hotel, gastronomic and transportation levels . . .