Video: seven ways to redefine talent according to university and industry leaders

How can universities and industry improve the talent pipeline to meet 21st-century economic and social needs? 

January 25, 2019
ETH Zurich/ THE event at Davos

Leaders from industry and top research institutions debated the role they each play in finding and cultivating talent for the future workforce at an event hosted by ETH Zurich and Times Higher Education and held alongside the World Economic Forum on 24 January. 

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Chaired by THE’s digital editor Sara Custer, the panel included Carol Christ, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley; Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University; Eng Chye Tan, president of the National University of Singapore; Brian Schmidt, vice-chancellor of the Australian National University; Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo; Ralph Haupter, president, Microsoft Asia; Joël Mesot, president of ETH Zurich; Mamokgheti Phakeng, vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town; Wei Shyy, president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Sarah Springman, rector at ETH Zurich; Karin Vey, executive innovation consultant at IBM; Manu Kapur, chair of learning sciences and higher education at ETH Zurich; and Anna Schindler, director of urban development for the city of Zurich.

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Register now for the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at ETH Zurich on 10-12 September, with the theme ‘How talent thrives’.

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