In Partnership with Gulf Futures Center, we are proud to present Professors Without Borders’ first Autumn Workshop on the Higher Education in the Age of Transformation at the London School of Economics 15 & 16 September 2018. We have an ambitious agenda set and are looking forward to a lively discussion.
Higher Education in the Age of Transformation
|The world economy is changing and an estimated eighty percent of jobs that will exist in 2025 do not exist today. With youth unemployment in excess of fifty percent in some countries now, it is clear that the education system is not catering as it should, to the realities of the employment market.
Professors Without Borders in partnership with the Gulf Futures Center is hosting a two-day workshop in London in August 2018 to bring together key stakeholders and educators to discuss how higher education can cater to the pedagogical needs of Generation Z and prepare them to integrate the job market, either as successful employees or entrepreneurs.
The workshop will provide an opportunity for an engaged discussion on the intersection of higher education, business, politics and international development. The dialogue will take a solution-oriented approach to better understand how we can deliver a relevant and quality educational program to students of the 21st century. Outputs will include a written report available to the public through our websites, and an edited volume that puts together the different aspects of the complex and fascinating challenge of shaping higher education for the future.
The conference will take place over two days with 50 academic guests participating in six panels and two Q&A sessions. Each panel will consist of one speaker presenting for approximately 20 minutes, with a moderator, followed by an open floor where the audience are active participants. There will also be breakout sessions where participants can become the speakers and debate matters openly.
|0900-0930||Participants arrive, tea and coffee served
Princess Tessy de Luxembourg, Professors Without Borders
Professor Abdalla Al-Tayer, Gulf Futures Center
Dr Caroline Varin, Professors Without Borders
1000 – 1115
Session 1 : Agenda setting; Skills for the 21st Century Job Market
|1130-1245||Session 2: Student of Generation Z
1500 – 1600
|Open workshop capturing key points from the morning
Session 3: Educating Educators – workshop
|1600-1630||Q&A For Educators|
|0900-0930||Participants arrive, tea and coffee served|
Session 4: Higher Education and Entrepreneurship – Panel and Q&A’s
|1115-1230||Session 5: Building Bridges
|1230-1330||Networking with light lunch reception|
|1330- 1500||Session 6: Higher Education in the Age of Transformation: the case for GCC
To attend or sponsor this workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.