A Lecture by Renowned Scholar Jamil Salmi
On the afternoon of April 23, one of the world’s leading scholars in the area of global tertiary education – Prof. Jamil Salmi – delivered a lecture at the TKU Chueh Sheng International Conference Hall, Tamsui Campus.
Prof. Salmi is a Morrocan education economist and the former tertiary education coordinator of the World Bank, specializing in policies of global tertiary education, finance, governance, college world ranking, and benchmark learning. He is the author of various textbooks exploring the administrative systems of the world’s foremost universities.
The lecture took the topic “Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century: Competition or Collaboration?” It involved three main topics, including ‘the importance of knowledge’, ‘requirements and methods for reforming the education system’, and ‘the meaning of the new economy: competition or collaboration?’
During the speech, he also outlined a number of possible future trends. Prof Salmi believes that in the future, a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) will eclipse the currently-popular MBA degree in importance, as more emphasis begins to be placed on fine arts and humanities. According to Prof. Salmi, the society of tomorrow will rely on innovation as the primary form of advancement. Therefore, colleges that encourage and inspire students to create and innovate will inevitably move forward.
The lecture was followed by an informal discussion hosted jointed by Prof. Salmi, along with the President of TKU, Dr. Flora Chia-I Chang, and the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Hsun-Fang Kao.