Opening the doors to learning - funding and philanthropy in higher education


Wednesday 30 April 2014


Chair: William FL Moses, Programme Director Education, Kresge Foundation, USA;


Mercedes V Talley, Program Director, Science, Engineering & Liberal Arts W M Keck Foundation, USA

Dr Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer, Wipro, India

Gezahegn Kebede, Deputy Director, Scholars Program, MasterCard Foundation, Africa

Dr Alexander Nicholas, Program Officer, Education & Technology, The Lemelson Foundation, USA

Samantha Owen, Vice-President, Business Services, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, USA


Higher education is essential in building social and economic capital of societies and improving work opportunities and social mobility. But access to higher education remains a global challenge. This conference session discusses the benefits and challenges of funding and philanthropy in higher education.

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