Bilan positif pour le dispositif d’accompagnement des contrats de professionnalisation Prodiat (Opcalia)
Le déploiement de Prodiat en région a débuté fin avril pour s'achever fin septembre. Tous les conseillers formation Opcalia en régions ont bénéficié d'une formation sur le dispositif et disposent ainsi aujourd'hui d'une expérience nouvelle unique que seul Opcalia peut mettre à la disposition des entreprises dans chaque région.
Le succès de Prodiat repose pour une part importante sur le concept d'« OF Architecte » créé par Opcalia. La vocation de l'« OF architecte » n'est pas de proposer une offre de formation, mais de travailler sur l'ingénierie du parcours de formation dont va bénéficier le futur collaborateur. Concrètement, il aide l'entreprise à formaliser l'offre d'emploi afin de trouver le bon candidat. Lorsque l'entreprise a choisi le candidat et effectué le recrutement dans le cadre du contrat de professionnalisation, la procédure d'accompagnement sur-mesure se met en place.
L' « OF architecte » évalue les écarts entre les compétences requises pour occuper le poste et celles recensées chez le salarié. Ensuite, en collaboration avec l'entreprise, il va créer une fiche de poste par rapport au métier qui va être exercé par le futur collaborateur. Pour cela, il se base sur les fiches Rome recensant les compétences qui doivent être maîtrisées pour l'exercice de l'emploi concerné. Il reste alors à l' « OF architecte » à construire un parcours de formation sur-mesure pour mettre en adéquation les compétences recherchées par l'entreprise et celles du salarié. Le conseiller formation Opcalia participe activement à toute la démarche afin de s'assurer que tout se déroule dans les meilleures conditions pour l'entreprise.
Une sélection sur appel d'offres
Opcalia a sélectionné sur appel d'offres les « OF architecte » permettant d'accompagner les entreprises en région en tenant compte des spécificités de chaque bassin d'emploi tout en bénéficiant du meilleur rapport qualité/prix. Aujourd'hui une quarantaine d' « OF architecte » ont été sélectionnés parmi des grands organismes de formation, comme l'AFPA et Cegos, présents dans la plupart des régions, mais aussi des plus petits comme Kopilote en Languedoc-Roussillon, Cipecna et Izeas Formation en Poitou-Charentes, puis Praxinoscop et Corem en Pays de la Loire.
Commentant cette annonce Stephan Cabrolier, consultant chez Kopilote « OF Architecte », déclare : « Nous accompagnons, au même titre qu'un service RH, les entreprises dans leurs besoins de recrutement jusqu'à la fin du parcours de formation qui peut intervenir un an, voire deux ans après l'embauche. Nous les libérons de la formalisation administrative du dossier de professionnalisation, nous choisissons les organismes de formation et veillons au bon déroulement de la formation. »
La globalización de la educación superior ha tenido muchos efectos positivos: la ampliación de las oportunidades educativas más allá de las fronteras domésticas, especialmente para las personas con mayor talento; una mayor integración internacional de los estudios y de la investigación; mayor comparabilidad y transparencia de la oferta educativa; mayor movilidad y oportunidades laborales en todo el mundo; y en general un impulso al desarrollo de la innovación y el conocimiento.
Por otro lado, la globalización también ha tenido efectos negativos, especialmente para las instituciones menos competitivas y reactivas al cambio. Por ejemplo para las universidades que no desarrollan una investigación relevante, o no ofrecen programas actualizados. Este impacto negativo en las instituciones menos competitivas despierta en ocasiones recelos, e incluso reacciones proteccionistas, por ejemplo para impedir la entrada de nuevos entrantes o universidades extranjeras. Sin embargo, como sucede en tantos otros sectores de actividad social y económica, el proteccionismo de la enseñanza universitaria supone, en el medio plazo, una pérdida de calidad y competitividad de las instituciones que se intentan blindar. Dado que los stakeholders son crecientemente internacionales, los países que adopten medidas proteccionistas en la educación, impidiendo la entrada de nuevos centros o de universidades internacionales, o los países que eviten la integración en modelos supranacionales, terminarán en la periferia del mundo del conocimiento y perderán el mejor talento. Por eso se entienden difícilmente las restricciones de visas al estudio o a la entrada de talento en diversos países de la UE, incluida España, medidas que limitan el fenómeno emprendedor o la inversión extranjera.
Ciertamente, la globalización implica una mayor concentración de la oferta universitaria global, con el desarrollo de grandes universidades o consorcios de universidades, de un lado, y también de centros especializados que se conviertan en referencia mundial en una determinada disciplina. Estos dos modelos representan los dos extremos de un espectro de posibles estrategias competitivas, donde las universidades pueden optar por desarrollar una escala y un volumen de recursos -en términos de profesorado, investigación, programas- que les permitan competir internacionalmente, o, alternativamente, por diferenciar su oferta y enfocarse en una determinada disciplina, segmento de actividad, o incluso metodologías. El riesgo eventual de no optar por alguna de estas dos alternativas estratégicas -escala o diferenciación- es el de quedarse atrapado en la mitad, esto es, no tener los suficientes recursos para competir globalmente, o no ser la referencia mundial en alguna categoría, y por lo tanto perder competitividad y presencia en el mercado de la educación.
En relación con la presencia de las universidades en países distintos de su sede central,, las escuelas pueden adoptar estrategias multicampus, con la apertura de centros en otros países, optar por fusiones y adquisiciones -hoy más restringidas al sector privado., alianzas estratégicas con centros extranjeros o la formación online que es ubicua.
Las alianzas con otras universidades extranjeras representan la fórmula más frecuente, y menos arriesgada, de desarrollar actividades en otros países o de internacionalizar la universidad. La apertura de otros campus, que intentan reproducir las mismas condiciones físicas e intangibles de los campus centrales, suponen el desembarco efectivo de una universidad en un mercado distinto del nativo. Finalmente, las fusiones o adquisiciones, un fenómeno tradicionalmente considerado tabú en el mundo académico, parece haber ganado más adeptos en los últimos años incluso entre universidades públicas, entre otras razones para adquirir por ejemplo escala en recursos académicos y poder competir mejor en los rankings internacionales, que suelen primar el volumen de producción investigadora. En los últimos años cabe citar varios ejemplos en Europa: la Universidad Aalto en Helsinki, la Academia Presidencial en Moscú o la gran Universidad de París son tres proyectos significativos.
Dentro de pocos años, es previsible que muchas universidades hayan experimentado algún proceso de fusión, como sucede en tantos otros sectores. ¿Cuántas Universidades existirán en España en 2020?
Introducing the new globalised regime
The continued fallout from the 2007-08 global financial crisis has shown clearly how economic power is shifting from west to east. While most advanced economies experienced a recession of some kind, many developing countries continued to grow – buoyed in many cases by significant stimulus packages. In its latest report, the IMF projects that advanced economies will grow by 2.2% in 2011 and 2.6% in 2012 compared with 6.6% for emerging and developing economies this year and 6.4% next.
China, in particular, stands out as an economic behemoth outperforming all others. It has grown at around 10% year for 32 years and now boasts the world's second largest economy. Measured in terms of purchasing power parities, China may overtake the United States in economic size within five years. The country is now the world's largest exporter of goods and the second largest importer. It contributed a staggering 18% of global growth in 2009 – more even than the US.
The good position of the UK
These extraordinary figures are viewed by many in the west as a threat to the current levels of prosperity. But globalisation is not a zero-sum game and the rise of China (and the rest) presents a huge opportunity for the UK. McKinsey predicts that annual spending by the global middle class will rise from $6.9tn today to $20tn over the next decade. Much of this will come in the form of increased demand for consumer goods such as cars, household appliances and electronics, where Britain is poorly placed. But some of this increased demand will be met by services too.
The UK currently runs a trade deficit, with imports outpacing exports by around £50bn per year – just over 3% of GDP. But this masks a markedly different performance between goods and services. While Britain runs a huge deficit in relation to goods, it runs a modest surplus on services. Indeed, the value of services exports grew twice as fast goods exports from 1998 to 2008 and the UK is the second biggest exporter of services after the US.
A globalised service asset: UK HE in demand
An important part of this growth has been due to higher education. Higher education institutions are worth £59bn to the UK economy annually and are a major export earner. Last year they brought in £5.3bn or around 3% of all services exports. Through their international activities, these universities are one of the UK's fastest growing sources of export earnings with the number of students coming to the UK growing fast. In 2008-09, there were just under 370,000 foreign students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level degrees at UK universities – up 16% over five years.
Reflecting wider shifts in the global economy, the top two countries of origin for these students are China and India. In 2008-09, more than 47,000 came from China while 34,000 came from India. In 2007, the UK was the second top destination for international students after the US. And while the US had slipped back from providing a quarter of all international places in 2000 to 19.7% in 2007, the UK had held firm with 11.6%. Meanwhile, Universities UK is quite rightly encouraging Britain's universities to export our HE provision to these countries and others by setting up campuses overseas. The reason for this strong performance is clear. The UK is home to three of the world's top 10 higher education institutions and 29 of the top 200 as judged by the Times Higher Education Supplement. Only the US, which dominates the list, does better.
Attracting international students: risks and challenges
Nonetheless Britain's status as a leading destination for international students is under threat and faces four key risks. First, Britain's HE performance against international standards is slipping. As recently as 2008, the UK had four universities in the top 10 while in 2007, Cambridge and Oxford were tied for second place with Yale. Those ancient institutions have slipped back to joint 6th while University College London has fallen from 7th to 22nd. Meanwhile, despite large increases in higher education enrolments, average increases elsewhere mean that the UK has slipped to mid-table in the OECD's rankings and is now below the average.
Second, the government's tighter visa regime is likely to reduce the number of students coming to the UK to study. The UK government proposes reducing net migration from its current level of around 240,000 to "tens of thousands". The burden of this reduction is likely to take place through restrictions on non-EU work, family and student migration. The Migration Advisory Committee has suggested that to achieve their target, net migration via student routes will have to fall by almost 88,000 a year by 2015.
Analysis from the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that even halving the number of student visas from outside the European Economic Area will only reduce net migration by about 40,000. This is because seven in 10 students return to their country of origin after completing their degrees (and so don't show up in the net migration figures). Much of this anticipated squeeze will undoubtedly fall on countries where growth is expanding most rapidly. The only hope is that the government abandons its unachievable target when it realises the damage it is placing on our HE sector.
Third, Britain's total spending on higher education lags many other countries in the rich world. While spending rose from 1% of GDP in 2000 to 1.3% in 2007, it is still below the OECD average of 1.5%. Indeed, the US, which unsurprisingly tops the list, spent 3.1% of GDP. And while overall expenditure has risen, public spending has fallen. According to the OECD, the UK government spent 0.7% of GDP on higher education in 2000 but just 0.5% in 2007. This represented a fall in the share of HE funding contributed by the state from 68% in 2000 to 36% in 2007. This trend is set to continue with all of the additional tuition fee income following the Browne review being used to replace cuts to the government's overall higher education budget. The 2010 spending review, for example, outlined cuts to teaching budgets of 40% with public support for arts and humanities cut to virtually zero. It will be unclear until the new fees regime has had time to bed down whether the increased fees are enough to cover the government cuts.
Fourth, and related, there is a danger that the lived experience of international students in the UK goes backwards. Even before the government's recent reforms, the student visa regime placed huge strain on the experience of students looking to earn a degree in the UK. Those coming from outside the EU are expected to prove independent means by showing that they have over £7,000 in a bank account and to pay an administrative fee of at least £255 for the privilege of gaining a visa. Making this system more onerous is likely to harm further the impression that international students have of the UK as a place to study.
International students may also find that their facilities are squeezed as universities respond to increasingly assertive domestic students who have to pay fees of £9,000 per year. In many universities, international students are already treated like second-class citizens in relation to student accommodation and facilities. There is a grave risk that this will become the norm. If allowed to flourish, higher education can continue to become an important part of the UK's economic response to globalisation. The UK's universities are second only to the US and attract thousands of students every year from China, India and many other countries around the world. These trends will continue so long as the UK remains a welcoming place for students from around the world. The great concern is that the government's new student visa regime and its funding reforms, in particular, place this opportunity under severe threat.
Will Straw is associate director of The Institute for Public Policy Research. This is an excerpt from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit's autumn edition of Graduate Market Trends. The full article can be viewed at hecsu.ac.uk.
The Vol 17.2 of IAU Horizons has just been released! This issue provides the reader with additional information on the upcoming IAU 2011 International Conference, including a summary of the Conference Programme.Dowload Strategies for Securing Equity in Access and Success in Higher Education. The In Focus section of this issue includes a series of papers from around the world which focus on different aspects relating to the broader theme of the Conference: Strategies for Securing Equity in Access and Success in Higher Education. In addition, this volume provides information on IAU on-going and new projects and includes the traditional rubrics of : News from Members; IAU Collaboration and Networking; New Publications, and the Global Calendar of Events of which a longer version is available online.
MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
As the academic year gets underway in the Northern hemisphere, students who have succeeded in gaining access to higher education are settling in and embark on the exciting journey towards graduation. Unfortunately this statement does not reflect the reality for many – too many potential students are not entering higher education and far too many will drop out, never completing their program. The twin challenges of providing equitable access or widening participation and securing success or retention remain illusive in many nations, especially in light of some of the targets that governments are setting. The reasons for this state of affairs varies – students do not access higher education because places are too scarce, their preparation was inadequate, the costs are too high, their aspirations do not include higher education. And they do not succeed because programs are not relevant to their needs or interests, they cannot overcome their initial poor preparation, their language skills are insufficient, they feel lost, the need to earn a living is too great to stay in school, etc.
Yet, higher education is the key to a better future for individuals, societies and nations. So, what can be done to open the doors more widely and accompany those who need it on their learning path? What can be done to ensure that the increasingly pervasive competition does not exclude ever-larger numbers of people or groups from achieving their goals by limiting their access to higher education (HE)?
Helping institutions of higher education find answers to these basic questions has been the focus of IAU’s work on Access and Success in higher education and the focus of this issue of IAU Horizons. The publication coincides with the IAU 2011 International Conference, hosted by Kenyatta University in Nairobi on the same topic and authors of some of the articles in the ‘in focus’ section will be presenting at this event. Their papers focus on countries where overall participation rates remain too low – Kenya and East Africa, or far too elitist as in parts of Latin America, or still dealing with the legacy of racial segregation as in South Africa. The paper on Japan states that issues of costs, tuition fees and financing are main factors impacting on access. Some other briefs discuss the more basic question of why access and looks at what stands in the way of offering higher education opportunities to all. It is the World Bank authors who remind us that access is necessary for social justice and for efficiency reasons. With a focus on solutions, the description of the Children as Change Agents project, coordinated by the University of Liverpool, offers an innovative strategy to raise aspirations by opening up the HE doors to the very young. The importance of the issue of access and success is such that one of the contributors is urging the redefinition of higher education effectiveness to take this dimension into consideration and the president of the Lumina Foundation in the USA calls ‘resolving the access issue’ a ‘national imperative’.
The extent to which the access and success theme is important to IAU members also became clear to IAU over the past few weeks as we launched a first call for abstracts to enrich the Nairobi Conference sessions. We received excellent papers from around the world. Thanks to those who submitted proposals and congratulations to the 7 which will be presented in Kenya!
In addition, Membership news, the list of upcoming and past events in which IAU staff and leadership have taken part as well as the Events Calendar complete this issue in which you can read the first announcement for the 14th IAU General Conference in 2012, and reports on several IAU projects and on-going activities. Eva Egron-Polak
An introduction to the theme and to the IAU 2011 International Conference by Eva Egron Polak, IAU Secretary General and Elodie Boisfer, IAU, Executive Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Considering the multiple imperatives that drive the global knowledge-based economy and society, most national governments recognize the need for high quality higher education for all. Moving towards a guarantee of access to learning, and to successful participation in higher education regardless of the gender, [dis]abilities, ethnic and socio economic background of people, is becoming a priority around the world.
It is this reality that has led the IAU to adopt the issues of Equitable Access (widening participation) and Success (retention) in Higher Education as one of its priority themes several years ago. In 2008, the 13th IAU General Conference adopted a Policy Statement entitled Equitable Access and Success in Quality Higher Education, which has now been signed and endorsed by a large number of university associations from around the world. The Statement is available on the IAU website in English and French and additional endorsements are most welcome.
A pilot project, launched by IAU in 2010, was an initial attempt to move beyond the principles and recommendations of the Policy Statement to learn more about institutional developments and concrete actions to improve equity in access and success. The pilot project examined institutional policies and programs designed to improve access and success for learners from under-represented groups at ten HEIs in Asia and the Americas. As pilot institutions they were testing this approach to learn more about and sharing institutional approaches and challenges across vastly different institutions. Their presentations and discussions at a workshop held at the University of Arizona also allowed for a critical examination of an instrument designed by IAU to help in the conduct of institutional self-assessments of policies and practices aiming to improve both entry and progression for students. In his paper published in this In Focus section, Prof. Manuel J. Fernós, President of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and Chair of the IAU Task Force on Equitable Access and Success, provides more information about the IAU’s work in this domain.
A second initiative in this area is the IAU 2011 International Conference (hosted by Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya) which focuses on Strategies for Securing Equity in Access and Success in Higher Education. Together with the host university, IAU chose this theme because it responds to the interests of our membership and others in higher education. The conference will examine the extent to which government and institutional policies and programs around the world seek and succeed in responding to the imperative of increasing and widening access and success (however it may be defined differently in various circumstances) in higher education. The papers included in this issue of IAU Horizons seek to offer an overview of a few projects, programmes and other approaches put in place all around the world in order to address these themes. The contexts are different, but the goals are clear and easily stated. Yet achieving these goals is far more complex. It requires clarity of purpose, shared commitment, adequate resources, expertise and time. The IAU hopes that its upcoming conference will help to illustrate concretely HEIs’ efforts and initiatives in these areas, effective government policies as well as to share good practices that could be generalized and adopted elsewhere. These papers as well are intended to help stimulate the discussions at the Conference in November.
Widening Access and Promoting Success in Higher Education, by Manuel J. Fernós, President, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, USA, Chair, IAU Task Force on Access and Success (email@example.com)
It is commonly known that persons from the lowest income groups are less represented in higher education. Yet, they are precisely those who most need support to ensure that they can enter higher education. But due to restricted resources, most countries tend to become increasingly selective in their admissions policies, and students from lower income categories who might have a real desire to progress and complete a higher education degree are often left out of the system. Research shows that this is the case even when specific policies are in place in some countries. Students from low income families still have the lowest access rates, not because they lack the intelligence to enter higher education but often because they lack the proper means to do so...
Access an d Success in Higher Education : Their Contemporary Significance by Olive Mugenda, Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Kenya and IAU Vice-President (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
It is widely acknowledged that the progress made by society in the 21st century is predominantly attributable to the knowledge and skills provided to students, the new generation citizens, by universities. Knowledge-driven economies sit on four main pillars, namely: the economic and institutional pillar, providing incentives for efficient creation, dissemination and use of existing knowledge; the education pillar, which develops an educated workforce that can use knowledge effectively; the innovation pillar that ensures that global knowledge diffuses into the nation and adapts it for local use and creates new local knowledge; and the information and communication technology infrastructure (ICT) pillar that facilitates the effective communication, dissemination and processing of information...
Opportunities for All? The Equity Challenge in Tertiary Education by Jamil Salmi, Tertiary Education Coordinator, The World Bank(Jsalmi@worldbank.org) and Roberta Malee Bassett, Senior Education Specialist, Human Development, Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Equity in education has become almost trite as a key element of any education reform effort. Education for All (EFA) and the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are the best known global initiatives for driving universal access to basic education, placing equity in the center of international education reform for over 15 years. Tertiary education, however, cannot be examined in such a vein, as universal access is not a realistic or sustainable aspiration. Not everyone wishes to enter tertiary education, but those who do aspire to tertiary education should have the opportunity to obtain such an experience. Improving equity in tertiary education, then, becomes an exercise in understanding barriers that exist for those who would or should want to participate but cannot or do not. In spite of the extensive efforts to improve access worldwide, tertiary education – especially the university sector – generally remains accessible mostly to the elite, with the majority of students still coming from privileged segments of society...
Challenges of Higher Education in South Africa: Implications for Equitable Access and Success by John C Mubangizi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head, College of Law and Management Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Mubangizij@ukzn.ac.za)
The key challenges facing the South African higher education system remain as outlined in the 1997 Education White Paper 3, namely, to “redress past inequalities and to transform the higher education system to serve a new social order, to meet pressing national needs, and to respond to new realities and opportunities”. Seen in that context, the first challenge is that of reconstructing social and economic relations to eradicate and redress the inequitable patterns of ownership, wealth and socio-economic practices that were shaped by segregation and apartheid...
Access an d Success in Japanese Higher Education by Masayuki Kobayashi, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo, Japan (email@example.com)
To tackle this problem the Japanese Central Council on Education proposed a new grant and loan scheme aimed at improving access to higher education amongst low-income classes. Additionally, our research project is planning a new nationwide survey on access and equality of education opportunities in collaboration with the Council. Our project also plans a comparative survey contrasting with educational reforms in other countries. We have been surveying educational reforms, in particular, policies on tuition fees and student financial aid programs, in Australia, China, England, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and the United States. Some of the results of the study are published in Kobayashi (ed.), 2008. We are thus trying to reduce differences in access to higher education in the face of very tight public finances. Furthermore, some universities such as the University of Tokyo have implemented new policies which allow for the waiving of tuition fees for students from low-income families. Our new survey, the results of which will be published online in Japanese in 2013, is expected to reveal the success of these reforms...
Advances or Drawbacks? Issues of Access to Education in Arab Countries by Kamal Abouchedid, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As one scrutinizes the recent impressive stride of educational transformation in the Arab world one might wonder whether or not this transformationhas been attentive to catering to the under-served and vulnerable populations in terms of learning and retention. A cursory look into access to educationover the last decade in the Arab region immediately attests to the tremendous headway achieved in increasing enrolment rates in absolute terms. Despite this,the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in the Arab region still lags behind GER internationally and the persistence of sharp variations in access to education, bothwithin and betweencountries, continues to defy strategies aiming at achieving education for all. This brief article is set to examine both the advancements and setbacks of access to education in Arab countries and to draw attention to areas needing immediate reform...
SiS Catalyst : Children As Change Agents for Science and Society by Tricia Jenkins MBE, Director, International Centre for Excellence in Educational Opportunities, The University of Liverpool, UK and coordinator SIS Catalyst (email@example.com)
Across the world there are streets where 8 out of 10 young people go to university, there are also neighborhoods where it is less than 8 in a 100. The reasons for this are historical, socio-economic and educational but also cultural. Where you live, and the income of your parents, defines the life chances of a child. However, increasingly universities are starting to ask themselves the question, what is their role in addressing this inequality?
Access and Equity in Latin American and Caribbean Higher Education by Francisco Lopez-Segrera, Academic Advisor, Global University Network on innovation (GUNi),Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enrolment at world level jumped from 13million in 1960 to 159 million in 2008 according to the UIS Global Education Digest, 2010 (page 170). The inequity in the access for motives of various kinds (gender, ethnic, religious, social class), continues to deprive many people with sufficient merits to pursue university studies. Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratios (GERs) range from 70% in North America and Western Europe to 38% in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 22% in the Arab States and 5% in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005, Ivy League private universities in USA, such as Princeton, Yale and Harvard, spent US$100,000 or more per student. The equivalent figure for a student at Dar-es-Salam University was US$3,239...
Miami Da de College: Charting a new path way to student success by Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College, USA (email@example.com)
The varied people of our irrevocably contracting planet seem today oddly unified, albeit in a great and tangled web of economic and workplace challenges. For higher education, the volatile and uncertain workforce environment and dramatic technological innovations have provoked a unique pressure to decipher a meaningful direction for teaching and learning in this new global context...
The future of individual citizens: Lumina invests heavily in postsecondary education by Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recent gyrations of world financial markets have provided a brusque reminder as to how precarious our global economy really is. Wild market uncertainty has left many looking for near-term fixes, but we believe that the road to greater economic prosperity requires a longer-term view. That is why Lumina Foundation (www.luminafoundation.org/) is investing aggressively in postsecondary education and charting a better path forward through a movement called Goal 2025 (www.luminafoundation.org/goal_2025.html)...
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