The two years of the pandemic for the COVID-19 accelerated the digitization of higher education, but virtuality is not the only challenge that universities must overcome. In addition to a generation of students more involved with technology, social changes impact how teaching is understood.
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This is the topic that the conference “The futures of higher education” will address, organized by the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) and the Neumann business school, which will feature prestigious specialists and prominent Peruvian and international personalities, who during two days will reflect on technology, new educational needs and employability.
The meeting begins today at 9 am at the Lima Convention Center (Av. de la Arqueología 206, San Borja) and will be broadcast live on the virtual platforms of UNIR and the website of El Comercio, in its capacity as ‘ average partner’. During the day, conferences and discussion tables will be held with the participation of the Minister of Education, Rosendo Serna, rectors of universities such as UNMSM, UP, UNI, as well as the president of Sineace, Carlos Barreda, and the mayor of Lima, Marco Rosemary.