Public Lecture: New Challenges for Tertiary Education in the 21st Century.
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The University of the South Pacific in collaboration with AusAID cordially invites staff and students to a Public Lecture on the topic:
“New Challenges for Tertiary Education in the 21st Century.” By Dr Jamil Salmi, Acting Director, Education Department of the Human Development Network (HDNED), The World Bank
Date: Wednesday, 8th February 2012
Venue: Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, Lower Campus, USP
Dr Jamil Salmi’s profile:
Dr Jamil Salmi is the coordinator of the World Bank's network of tertiary education professionals. Dr Salmi is the principal author of the Bank's new Tertiary Education Strategy entitled "Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education."
In the past thirteen years, he has provided policy and technical advice on tertiary education reform to the governments of over 35 countries around the world. Dr Salmi has also guided the strategic planning efforts of several public and private universities in Colombia, Kenya, Mexico and Peru. Before moving to the Human Development Vice-Presidency in July 2001, Dr Salmi worked for 7 years in the Bank's Latin America and Caribbean region (as Education Sector Manager among others); in the Education and Social Policy Department of the World Bank (1990-1993) and also prepared the World Bank's first Policy Paper on Higher Education (1994).
Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a Professor of Education Economics at the National Institute of Education Planning in Rabat, Morocco. He also worked as a consultant to various ministries, national professional associations, and international organisations. Dr Salmi is a graduate of the French Grande Ecole ESSEC. He also holds a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK). He is the author of five books and numerous articles on education and development issues.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
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