Minerva University’s plan to out-elite Harvard
From Forbes: “Not many people are up for the task of ‘out-eliting’ Harvard. But that’s exactly the shorthand that Ben Nelson, founder and chancellor of Minerva University, uses to describe his mission. … Almost 60% of Minerva’s students are from families whose annual incomes are less than $50,000. … Minerva currently has more than 600 students from more than 80 countries. … Its main focus is not information gathering but rather building cognitive skills to solve complex problems and foster constructive decision-making. ‘Other institutions are providing bad pedagogy and siloed education, not systematic thinking,’ Nelson says. Those institutions ‘should start educating students with the science of learning and transferable skills.’ ”View the full article from Forbes.
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