February 26, 2013
ON INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Universities are often places where a lot of innovation takes place on the part of the faculty and in the research labs and so on. But they're basically very conservative institutions. They don't change much. Here in Asia we're building up new colleges and universities to experiment in new ways, to break the mold, to think innovatively about both what's the best that liberal-arts education has to offer but also how do you modernize through experiential learning, better quantitative skills in the students and getting students to stretch themselves. Unfortunately, to some extent in American universities, it's quite possible to get by by skipping the hard courses.