Higher Education In the Age of Transformation

In Partnership with the Gulf Futures Center

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 September 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 three to four speaker presenting for approximately 5-10 minutes each, 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.

This event will take place 15 & 16 September 2018 at the London School of Economics in the New Academic Building (NAB) room 206. The address is – 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ.




Information Package for our guests

Conference Program


To register for the event please email cvarin@prowibo.com 

With the generous support of The Gulf Futures Centre and Bridge the Gulf.