Posts con el tag ‘education’

Education: a powerful tool for change

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How many types of inequality would cease to exist if we could guarantee education for all children? Gender inequality is certainly one type.

Education means providing the tools and opportunities for growth in every sense of the word. Today, on International Women’s Day, let us remember that, according to UNESCO, two thirds of the world’s illiterate population, are women. As a consequence, these women have limited access to the job market. This reality is worth our reflection, if we consider that education can also be a powerful weapon against the poverty and violence suffered by many women all over the world.

I firmly believe that universal access to education for all girls is one of the most powerful ways to combat gender inequality in our society. Therefore, as Director General of ESADE, today I reaffirm our school’s commitment to providing opportunities to talented women regardless of their culture and origin. Diversity, in both gender and criteria, is always enriching.

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An exciting challenge

Elreto ESADE An exciting challengeDuring the recent Christmas holidays, I re-read an article by Professor Francisco Longo on the impact of globalisation and the digital revolution in schools and universities. For those dedicated to education and the management of its institutions, this article is a brilliant contribution to understanding the challenges we face today. We have a wonderful opportunity to help shape the educational experience of future generations of students.

I hope that education will soon reach everyone in every corner of the planet – regardless of the place or circumstances in which they were born. Technology and communication will be key elements. But the challenge goes further: our schools and universities must develop new models of learning for people facing important tasks.

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The CLADEA network: necessary and more relevant than ever

eugenia1 300x207 The CLADEA network: necessary and more relevant than everIn early September ESADE’s Barcelona campus became a true reflection of today’s global, interconnected society as more than 500 people – professors, researchers, students and business leaders – gathered for the 49th CLADEA Annual Assembly from 3rd to 5th September.

For three intense days, ESADE’s auditoriums, classrooms, hallways and grounds became the nerve centre of Latin America’s largest business school network. It was an academic celebration of the exchange of trend-setting ideas and the collaborative launching of innovative educational initiatives.

Most importantly, however, this year’s assembly demonstrated that building bridges of collaboration between business schools is the only way to successfully fulfil our responsibility to train global leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

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A global educational alliance, more compelling than ever

CEMS 2013 300x225 A global educational alliance, more compelling than ever

A week ago, all of ESADE’s Barcelona campuses experienced the multiculturalism and global and innovative spirit which characterise our programmes closer than ever. As host of the CEMS Annual Events, ESADE had the honour of serving as the focal point for nearly 3,000 people linked to today’s academic world.

Four institutions founded the CEMS Alliance 25 years ago: ESADE, HEC and Cologne and Bocconi universities. Their aim was to create a European executive programme. That is how the CEMS-MIM (Master in International Management) was born, a programme habitually at the top of the Financial Times’ annual ranking of international programmes. Without doubt, the idea of a world without borders, one in which knowledge grows exponentially as it is shared amongst different networks, was ahead of its time.

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