Camilo José Cela University promotes the debate on the future of Higher Education in Spain and internationally

The rector of the Camilo José Cela University (UCJC) Emilio Lora-Tamayo, and the president of the SEK Education Group, Nieves Segovia, have presented today at the Almagro Campus of the Camilo José Cela University the first Manifesto on the future of the Higher Education in Spain.

The document collects the 12 conclusions and four main keys (Entrepreneurship, Well-being, Social Impact and Digitization) reached by a panel of 92 experts from around the world after the reflection process of the Think-Tank “Future & Learning” put on marched by the UCJC 18 months ago, in which they have reflected jointly on the future of learning in our country.

In addition, they have exposed the content and purpose of the third edition of the Global Education Forum, a conference in which experts, professors, students and society itself will discuss the transformation necessary to achieve that university of the future and that will take place between 13 and October 15.

The president of the SEK Education Group explained that during this Think-Tank, in which almost 100 rectors and vice-rectors of universities, students, professors, businessmen and different professionals from the educational field participated, ideas about the future of the educational field have been shared. higher education, around four main themes: lifelong learning, campus infrastructures, financing higher education or the school-university transition.

Nieves Segovia has stated that the purpose of this process was to create a transformative roadmap for any higher education institution that answered a question: what would the University be like if we could create it from scratch? This debate ended with the presentation of a Manifesto that reflects the twelve trends and challenges facing universities to maintain or enhance their leadership position, grow and experience constant evolution.

Among the main conclusions collected in the Manifesto, the rector has highlighted that the University of the future must be designed with the student at its center, with personalized learning, with multidisciplinary content and with the ability to promote both civic commitment and an entrepreneurial spirit to through jointly created itineraries. A University that promotes entrepreneurship and technological humanism, and trains its students in skills and tools that correspond to those demanded in the labor market and for which they will have to acquire skills such as creativity, critical spirit, resilience, teamwork and social commitment.

Emilio Lora-Tamayo has emphasized the importance included in the Manifesto of having a new university that must move towards an open and collaborative ecosystem, with a management model focused on data and with an open, interactive and hybrid campus.

Finally, he stressed that the sustainability of our planet is at stake and the new university is obliged to assume the commitment of a future that includes the development of programs aimed at conserving the environment and our diversity.

For the rector of the UCJC, it is essential that all these reforms and those that we address in the future are carried out in a space of teaching freedom, with the best professionals and with the necessary consensus among all the agents involved in educational transformation.

Read full manifest at:

https://globaleducationforum.org/manifesto/

Presentation of the Global Education Forum 3rd Act

Emilio Lora-Tamayo, together with the president of the SEK Education Group, Nieves Segovia, have also presented the third edition of the Global Education Forum (GEF), an event in a hybrid format that aims to create an international community of innovators that promotes the debate about the urgent transformation of the university system and how they think the University of the third millennium should be.

For this, the GEF will bring together 115 speakers for three days divided into 25 discussion tables and 15 keynotes, and will have 31 universities from the four continents, with national and international speakers of world prestige, among which are professors from the University from Harvard and from more than twenty universities on five continents, as well as students and professors from UCJC. Throughout these three days, attendees will discuss the disruption of the university model in different forums and a hackathon will take place. In this link you can access the complete agenda of the three days.

The third edition of the GEF has included the celebration of a series of micro-events that have revolved around the four fundamental pillars of the Manifesto and the Forum itself: Entrepreneurship, Well-being, Social Impact and Digitization.

Once this third edition concludes, the Global Education Forum will continue to be active, since the purpose of the UCJC is to create an international community of innovators that will continuously promote this debate on the transformation of the university system.