June 3, 2021

221: The Universal Skills Passport - with Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, President of Higher Education, Qatar Foundation

221: The Universal Skills Passport - with Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, President of Higher Education, Qatar Foundation

Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast! In this incredible episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we are honored to bring Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, President of Higher Education with The Qatar Foundation, to talk about education. Francisco drops serious knowledge about the necessity of a Universal Skills Passport to help both students and employers understand the relevance of a student's education to the job market.  He also highlights Education City in Qatar, which is a landmass with nine institutions teaching students from across the globe.  The Qatar Foundation is an ecosystem of more than fifty organizations facilitating the unlocking of human potential.  Francisco talks about why the accident of geography should not affect one's future educational possibilities.  Finally, he discusses why quality is NOT a synonym for elitism.

Francisco Marmolejo is President of Higher Education at Qatar Foundation (QF), where he leads support and coordination activities to the unique ecosystem of eight prestigious universities that offer more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs to students from 60 countries at QF’s Education City, the largest campus of its kind globally, based in Doha, Qatar.  He joined QF in February 2020 as the organization’s Education Advisor. From 2012 to 2020, he worked at the World Bank, where he served as the Global Head of the Bank’s Solutions Group on Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C., and, more recently, as Lead Higher Education Specialist for India and South Asia, based in New Delhi. 

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