UCJC will discuss the future of conventional higher education with universities from around the world at the Global Education Forum, 3rd Act

The Global Education Forum, 3rd Act (GEF) will take place on 13, 14 and 15 October and will analyse the disruption currently occurring in higher education, which today faces major challenges that the pandemic has only accelerated. It is urgent and necessary to think about the role of universities and even their sense of purpose as part of the learning society.

Camilo José Cela University (UCJC) spearheaded this conversation with the creation of the Future & Learning thinktank that for 14 months brought together over one hundred experts for a debate whose conclusions have been used as a launchpad for the GEF.

The GEF will be held at UCJC in Madrid in a ‘phygital’ hybrid format and will feature world-class speakers, including several professors from Harvard University. It will also feature participation from over twenty universities from the five continents and, mainly, UCJC students and professors.

Beyond the event: a platform for permanent reflection

The Global Education Forum is more than an event: its goal is to create an international community of innovators that fosters debate on the urgent transformation of higher education. A transcendent discussion that generates a real change.

To promote this debate, UCJC has created a platform around the GEF. This website is a space for open discussion, where all members of the educational community, and of course anyone who is interested, can share their ideas through articles, posts and videos. On the website you will find all the information related to the Global Education Forum and the instructions for registering for and taking part in activities.

Specific meetings on entrepreneurship, social impact, digitization and wellbeing

Over September and October UCJC will hold a series of micro events around the four fundamental pillars of the Forum: entrepreneurship (28 September), wellbeing (30 September), social impact (5 October) and digitization (7 October).