On November 17, the presidents and rectors of several international universities from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America came together online to take part in a virtual conference entitled Reinventing Higher Education: New Realities, New Visions for Higher Education.
Hosted by Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University (Spain) and Andrea Prencipe, Rector of Luiss University (Italy), the conference examined the different realities and changes brought about over recent months, mainly as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, and also discussed the challenges related to new higher education models.
In a global round table, led by Geoffroy Gérard, the Managing Director of the IE Foundation, Nelson Baker, dean of Professional Education at Georgia Tech, joined leading figures from the world of higher education to discuss topics such as economic sustainability, international mobility, and the future of higher education.
"It's not giving up our past, but it's also engaging a broader set of stakeholders in very new ways," said Baker. "Universities are learning institutions and we are going to keep learning. We are going to learn from the past, present, and future going forward."