On a panel at the Milken Institute’s 2016 Global Conference, leaders in education — including Igor Tulchinsky, founder of WorldQuant University — assemble to discuss the challenges and opportunities that face higher learning today. As the moderator explains, the value and cost of college have come under pressure in recent years, with nearly half of all graduates working in jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. The panel members explore how colleges can stay relevant in a digital world and what that means for traditional liberal arts programs versus more technical, skills-based training programs.
As founder of WorldQuant University, Tulchinsky explains that because access to education is not spread equally around the world, there is a lack of opportunity for motivated, interested individuals to receive a higher degree. He speaks to how online education can facilitate the missing link to meet the demands of a technologically driven world and permit access to education globally.