Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Dr. Francisco Marmolejo

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Lead Education Specialist for India, The World Bank, India
Abstract Title: Strengthening the Dialogue between Higher Education, Government and Industry: Working Together towards a Common Vision.
When: Day 1 (14th November, 2017) | 10:40 – 11:20[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Abstract:

The MENA region is at a unique crossroads facing both unique opportunities and significant challenges. The still significant demographic bonus of the region paired with acute economic and social needs happening within a special geo-political-economic global juncture, make necessary for higher education to more effectively connect with government and industry in order to anticipate future needs and capitalize development opportunities. What is role that each of them should play? What key lessons can be taken in consideration from other countries and regions? In which way a stronger connection with industry may limit or enhance the capacity of higher education institutions to foster socio-economic development? Are stronger connections with government deterrent of higher education autonomy and academic freedom? Those are some of the questions and tensions to be addressed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][button icon=\”icon-left-big\” background=\”#941c1f\” url=\”\”]Go Back[/button][/vc_column][/vc_row]