The thrust for constant innovation has long prevailed in sectors such as technology and healthcare, but education has generally lacked this approach in both policymaking and in the classroom. Moreover education is key to addressing the toughest challenges facing communities around the world today – poverty, conflict, inequality, unemployment, environmental sustainability and future challenges. But there is a widening gap between the education systems currently in place and those required to meet the needs of future generations.
WISE is a response to the necessity of revitalizing education and providing a global platform for the development of new ideas and solutions. Since 2009, WISE has evolved into a thriving global, multi-sectoral community, which continues to generate fruitful dialogue and productive partnerships. The WISE community is a network of education stakeholders – from students to decision-makers – from about 200 countries who share ideas and collaborate to seek creative solutions to solve challenges facing education.
Qatar Foundation is bringing world-class education, work experience and career opportunities to Qatar so young people can develop the attitudes and skills required for building its new economy and society. The Foundation provides education at every level, from elementary school through univer- sity, in Education City, a 2,500-acre multiversity on the outskirts of Doha, with a total of nearly 4,000 students of 90 nationalities.