THE CHALLENGES RELATING TO EMPLOYABILITY AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ARE PART OF THE OBJECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
They have considerable impact on economic growth, the reduction of inequalities and the development of democracy in the world.
The advancement of our civilization has allowed undeniable scientific and economic progress. In terms of education, the emergence of smartphones, social networks, the development of Internet access or data science and artificial intelligence gradually throughout the world are supply shocks that open up considerable prospects.
However, there are still major inequalities in terms of access to education. According to the United Nations, 121 million children and adolescents, mostly from poor and rural backgrounds, mostly girls, are not in school across the globe. This social inequality has an impact on poorest countries, but also affects the rights and performances of students in precarious situations in developed regions. On average in OECD countries, 15-year-old first-generation immigrant students have scores 53 points lower than those of non-immigrant students in science.
Traditional patterns have shown their limits: uniform academic paths attempting to expunge singularities, lack of innovative business models, supply rational to the detriment of demand logic and the needs of the economic world in terms of training, lack of innovation in employability solutions, lack of pedagogical creativity, lack of empowerment of the talents of individuals and institutions.
In 2015, global spending on educational products and services exceeded 5000 billion dollars, from nursery to higher education including vocational training and support in vocational integration. The combination of:
- the introduction of digital technology in all aspects of lifelong learning,
- the clash of the education sector with creativity and innovative design,
- the definition of new economic models
have led to the emergence of new jobs, industries and opportunities in education and ultimately to the entry of the educational industry in the very closed circle of large market capitalization, so far monopolized by sectors such as health and the media.
But its financial valuation still remains low. Where the media and entertainment accumulate 81% in Market Capitalization for 1700 billion dollars of expenditure, health 80% for 6500 billion dollors of expenditure, education only presents a value of 0.1% in spite of its more than 5000 billion dollars. This gap opens up a unique opportunity to invest in a field whose financial potential remains untapped.
OUR ACTION: CONVEY, INNOVATE, INVEST
By bringing together committed personalities from various backgrounds, we provide knowledge, know-how and skills to serve the creativity of young entrepreneurs, researchers, think tanks and of solidarity initiative commitments. Finally, EduValley is one of the only leaders in educational innovation to accept, understand and embrace the economic challenges of this sector. This is why we position ourselves as the privileged partner of investment funds concerned and mindful of the importance of the educational perimeter.