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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Linda Elder

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Linda Elder

What is your passion? One of my most significant passions is to help cultivate fairminded, critical societies through the development of human ideas. How have you manifested this passion to impact the world in a positive way? The world as we know it today is replete with nonsensical ideas and beliefs which often cause suffering […]

Partnering with Purpose

Partnering with Purpose

I had just finished our keynote speech at the AIESEC International Congress in Egypt and an AIESECer came up to me, shook my hand and said “This really is going to change the world.” I was just recovering from a standing ovation and this comment forced me to accept that maybe it was actually true! […]

The Time has Come

The Time has Come

Take a look at this from Stephen Colbert today: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-colbert-trump-putin-intervention_us_5b517dfde4b0b15aba8d520b He pierces to the heart of our situation. This is all hands on deck now. Putin and Trump have formed an alliance to destroy the world system as we know it and rebuild it in their image as mafiosi thugs, which will start by destroying […]

Chartres Academy on Geometrica

Chartres Academy on Geometrica

The course offered by our New Chartres Academy on Geometrica July 1-8 in Chartres, France drew nearly 90 students, faculty and staff, our largest Learning Journey of the year. For seven days, the group met together to study the intricacies of geometry and the 5 Platonic solids, the basic building blocks of the universe. Contemplating […]

AIESEC and Ubiquity partner to reshape the future of learning

AIESEC and Ubiquity partner to reshape the future of learning

What​ ​should​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​education​ ​be​ ​about?​ ​Not​ ​about​ ​how​ ​many​ ​hours​ ​you​ ​spend in​ ​a​ ​classroom​ ​or​ ​how​ ​many​ ​books​ ​you​ ​read,​ ​but​ ​really​ ​about​ ​what​ ​you​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do after​ ​your​ ​learning​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​you​ ​weren’t​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do​ ​before.​ ​That​ ​can​ ​be something​ ​you​ ​can​ ​explain​ ​or​ ​do,​ ​but​ ​could​ ​also​ […]

Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local

One of the things I love most about Ubiquity is our map point logo. It summarizes for me a core aspect of Ubiquity’s design. On the one hand we have a global community of engaged learners, taking courses, interacting with each other, and earning points, badges and credentials on our online platform. On the other […]

Faculty Spotlight: Lee Mason

Faculty Spotlight: Lee Mason

My name is Lee Mason and I was born in London, England but currently live in Amsterdam. At the age of 14, I had my first ever paying job as an educator, teaching English to dyslexic pupils at my grammar school. Following grammar school, I studied Physical Therapy at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. […]

3 Reasons Why Universities Should be Developing Competencies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

3 Reasons Why Universities Should be Developing Competencies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 the United Nations agreed on 17 goals with detailed sub-targets that, if achieved, would truly put humanity on course towards a peaceful and sustainable civilization. To support this initiative, UNESCO created the SDG competence frameworks, which list a set of 8 cross-cutting competencies needed to deal with any of the Global Goals, as […]