WORLD INNOVATION SUMMIT FOR EDUCATION (WISE) in Doha, Qatar

The VC, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, represented the University and IAUP in the World Innovation Summit for Education. Organized and funded by Qatar Foundation, supported by Exxon-Mobile, Qatar foundation and Microsoft, the summit was attended by 1,200 of the most influential thought and prominent leaders around the world. The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) is a partner organization together with Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Association of Commonwealth Universities, Institute of International Education, Rand Corporation and UNESCO.. The WISE is the vision of Her Highness Sheika Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, to encourage the emerging network of global education leaders to think differently in confronting the challenges of building the future of education. The perennial theme of WISE is “Building the Future of Education”. The two sub-themes for this year are “Improving Education Systems” and “Exploring Innovative Trends”. The first addressed the need to modernize, reinforce and expand inherited education systems while the second focused on the developments in education theory and practice, some of which had emerged from surprising places. The WISE 2010 included an extra plenary session on Funding Education”.