Dossier Focus: Excellence
20 februari - “You don’t have to be ill to get better”. Dutch ‘Teach First’ teacher Simon Verwer, had some new, brilliantly simple, insights at the Cambridge seminar to prepare the Amsterdam Summit on the teaching profession. “Teacher quality is not an individual construct, but a collective goal”.
19 februari - AkzoNobel commissioner Marjan Oudeman is appointed president of Utrecht University. Oudeman is the ideal president to bridge the gap between university and business.
12 februari - Alma Clayton wants to make students ‘nimble minded’, using liberal arts to prepare the young people for not yet existing jobs. Allowing for diversity is crucial.
5 februari - 72-year old Abba Alhadi singlehandedly saved a large part of the Ahmed Baba-library in Timbuktu from Al Qaida. He hid unique ancient manuscripts in empty rice and millet bags.
23 januari - New York’s newest institute will not solely focus on education, but also to help companies to innovate. Students from Cornell NYC Tech are trained to become key-innovators and are expected to become the motor of New York’s tech industry.