The University of French Guiana is on the right track: the Hcérès evaluation report confirms it

On September 12, the University of Guyana returns to school. The University of Guyana was founded in 2014. It is the youngest French university establishment. The institution was evaluated by a commission of experts chaired by the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education. The findings are encouraging for such a young device.

A unique French university on the South American continentUniversity of Guyana since its creation in 2014 is experimental device. These abusive operating methods will be stopped in 2024 with the end of the experimentation period.

This message from Hcéres, (High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education) was eagerly awaited. This assessment brings together the findings a committee of experts chaired by Emmanuel Tric, university professor at the Université Côte d’Azur. Hcéres is an independent public body responsible for evaluating all structures of higher education and research.

In 2014 year the division of the University of the West Indies and Guyana, it was about setting up a business in Guyana offers advanced training adapted to the specifics of the territory. Goals achieved according to this study: the establishment was able to build a solid foundation in the process of development and stabilization. The committee of experts states that the university faces a double challenge: offer basic training and specialist training and build a specific and credible scientific signature.

University campus in Troubiran


The report values ​​quality scientific education and research. Partnerships established with organizations based in Guyana are bearing fruit: Amazonian Biodiversity and Resource Development; global health/tropical health; innovative technologies (space, renewable energies); migration, interculturality and social cohesion. In addition, an external analysis of science policy was commissioned a committee of external experts. The result: a clear and objective view of the sectors. On the other hand, experts recommend “simplify the governing bodies (…) to create a real research department and, in international affairs, to strengthen and diversify its policy of recruiting scientists.”

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Ceregmia: favorable arbitration for the University of Guyana

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In the field of education, the university sets itself a goal create a local offer adapted to socio-economic demand. She “show the will” professionalize vocational training and develop work-study programs and apprenticeships in initial and further education.

The university must strengthen support services for the education strategy: from counseling events with high school students to monitoring the future of students through pedagogical engineering, teaching evaluation and feedback.

A committee of experts also consideredmanagement, organization and management of the facility. The institution must better take over everything management, prognostic and control functions, which are the functions of a fully developed university. The organization is too complex.

Antoine Primerose

President Antoine Primerose UG

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The report is based on the diagnosis that we made and that was developed by the evaluation group. The university radiates strong dynamism from its employees and our partners. We have strong support from regulators and the report’s conclusions encourage us to move forward. We think we have a fair vision tailored to Guyana’s reality when it comes to creating sectors. It is true that management and organization are complex. It is related to the history of the university, where we wanted to set up a transparent and collegial management of decision-making. A system that can sometimes lack fluidity.

Antoine Primerose, President of the University of Guyana

Finally, experts recommend it university to take your time…The tools to be strengthened are measured in terms of strategy and concrete options: research and training, financial and organizational sustainability and multi-year visibility. The University of Guyana is only 8 years old. The 2022/2023 school year is a new stage.

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