16:45 - 17:15
Minerva: Higher Education for Accelerated Change


Minerva Schools at KGI is an educational innovator that has re-imagined the educational experience to be relevant to today's world of global interactions and accelerated change. Minerva students are taught and practice systematically how to devise innovative solutions to complex problems, use critical and analytical thinking to make informed decisions, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and are engaged, responsible and ethical citizens, ready for a changing global world.


How does a place of higher education look in a fast changing world, where technology is everywhere and "we are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom"? Where is the best place for students to learn? What and how should they study? What does it mean to thoroughly put in practice the science of learning for teaching? 

This talk is an overview of Minerva's approaches to these questions in an institution that sees education as a fast path to make a difference for individuals and for the world.