Global leaders in education and technology gathered at a conference in Tel Aviv with strong advice for colleges and universities as they consider how to reopen this fall.

Video of the event, the Afeka Conference for the Development of a National Human Capital in Engineering, can be found here.

“We assembled some of the best minds in academia, technology and k-12 education. We heard great ideas for how colleges and universities can successfully re-open this fall while recognizing the fundamental reshaping of higher education. We are grateful for their wisdom and excited to share it with our peers,” said Professor Ami Moyal, president of Afkea College of Engineering in Tel Aviv.

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The experts shared these 6 ideas for campuses to re-open and re-engage with their students, faculty, and community of support. Experts encouraged colleges to:

1. Thrive, not just survive (Professor Ami Moyal, President of Afeka College of Engineering and former Tech CEO)
2. Think like an engineer (Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills)
3. Build bridges between students of different disciplines (Dr. Richard Miller, Founding President of Olin College)
4. Invent and invest in micro-degrees (Yaniv Garty, CEO of Intel Israel)
5. Engineer new approaches (Jan Morrison, Founder of STEM organization TIES)
6. Welcome the digital revolution (Dr. Naomi Beck, Vice President of Strategy and International Affairs, Israel Council for Higher Education)

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