MUSE: Disability and modernity: Ensuring quality education for disabled students


The democratization of higher education in Latin America (LA) has helped to ensure a growing tendency to increase the enrollment of students with disabilities, although it is still not significant enough in terms of potential numbers. In Mexico, the access of disabled people is less than 5%, in Chile 6.6% (of which only 2.66% completes the studies), while in Argentina disabled students represent only 0.08% of the student population.


The MUSE project proposal “Disability and Modernity: Ensuring Quality Education for Disabled Students” is an ambitious initiative with a wide range of stakeholders, activities and operational goals to cope with complex challenges. Taking into account the substantial expertise and advancement in this domain in recent years by European universities, the project aims to raise awareness on inclusive education through exchange of good-practices between EU and LA Higher Education institutions (HEIs). The main objective constitutes the development of a sustainable knowledge base and support structure allowing for a coherent implementation of disability initiatives, and directional strategic plans in LA HEIs. A network will engage stakeholders in an educational and social discussion for the inclusion of disabled students in HEIs and a new external relation framework will be created to facilitate their economic integration.

In this context, the governments and institutions of higher education in Chile, Argentina and Mexico have taken some steps to provide the necessary legal frameworks for the inclusion of disabled students within society, however there are huge gaps between the law, public policies and real practices.



  • Universidad Vina del Mar (Cile)


  • University Magallanes (Cile)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey EGADE
  • Business School (Messico)
  • Universidad de Colima (Messico)
  • Universidad Nacional del Rosario (Argentina)
  • Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina)
  • Universidad de Alicante (Spagna)
  • Coventry University (Regno Unito)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita di Bologna (Italia)

Associated Partner:

  • Fundacion Universia (Spagna)


The project is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union as Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.