Davos 2019: Education Headlines

The World Economic Forum meets in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Davos 2019’s theme was Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Politicians and business people from around the world gathered to discuss issues such as the environment and global inequality.

Though the forum did not focus primarily on education, it was certainly an issue addressed throughout the conference. In this brief post, we offer various headlines that discuss Davos and education.

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Education Stories

Reflections on Davos: The Global Reskilling Challenge (Forbes, January 27th)

Why AI Can’t be Education’s Cure-All (Forbes, January 28th)

More jobs, better education: What young people want from Davos leaders (Business Standard, January 21st)

Davos elites believe the answer to inequality is ‘upskilling’ (Union Leader, January 26th)

Davos 2019: The Young Want More Jobs, Better Education From Davos Leaders (Bloomberg, January 21st)

This is what matters in education according to the world’s best teacher (World Economic Forum, January 18th)

Teenage activist takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to Davos (The Guardian, January 24th)

In Davos, JGU V-C calls for internationalisation of higher education (India Today, January 24th)

Davos 2019: Emerging markets have 20% youths without job, education or training, says Christine Lagarde (CNBC, January 24th)

JGU Vice-Chancellor speaks at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos (Edex, Indian Express, January 23rd)


In addition to these headlines, several reports and headlines offer stories about inequality that closely relate to education.

  • An Oxfam report that looks at how “Universal health, education and other public services reduce the gap between rich and poor, and between women and men. Fairer taxation of the wealthiest can help pay for them”
  • A Vox article that addresses the Oxfam report and other lessons from Davos 2019
  • A New York Times piece on “The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite”

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