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The challenge-driven university: How real-life problems can fuel learning

This paper looks at challenge-driven universities around the world. We think this approach has huge potential to better prepare students for life and work, and link universities more into the world around them.

The paper looks at the theory and the practice, and was prepared for a conference this week held at the University of Cardiff with leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world.

Download the paper: The challenge driven university

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Adam Price

Adam Price

Adam Price

Senior Programme Manager

Adam Price was a Senior Programme Manager in the Innovation Lab, working on public service innovation and innovation spaces.    His report, co-authored with Matthew Gatehouse, State ...

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Oscar Townsley

Oscar Townsley

Oscar Townsley

Research Intern

Oscar worked in the Chief Executive’s office, supporting Geoff Mulgan with research for his various reports, blogs and presentations.

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Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Mulgan has been Chief Executive of Nesta since 2011. Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation and runs a wide range of activities in investment, practical innovation and research.

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