Demand for education is soaring. The number of higher education students is projected to more than double by 2025. Most of this growth will come from the emerging markets. While the number of children out of school globally may have dropped sharply during the 1990s, it remains unacceptably high in some regions, especially for girls. Meanwhile, youth unemployment continues to grow globally, even as employers report difficulty in finding workers with the right skills.
“It will be vital to constantly innovate to remain competitive and grow.”
It is not easy to make an online-based higher education experience as enriching for students as an on-campus experience. We spoke with Clery Luz Neyra Vera, Director of Innovation and Transformation at UPC in Peru, a university at the forefront of the digital transformation process, to learn about its approach. UPC is a pilot participant in IFC’s Digital for Tertiary Education Program (D4TEP) in which IFC’s education specialists advise universities on how they might develop their online offerings.
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The impact of IFC clients in Health and Education in 2019:
- 5.5 MILLIONSTUDENTS EDUCATED
- 314.8ThousandJOBS SUPPORTED
- 185ThousandJOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED
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