DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION - PRIVATE UNIVERSITY OF THE FUTURE | The Daily Star

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION - PRIVATE UNIVERSITY OF THE FUTURE

Pivoting Higher Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS predicts that Bangladesh will become the 23rd largest economy in the world by 2050. The country is home to a youth population (age 15-24) of 75.6 million at the moment. A research study by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies says 89.6 percent of the youth are unskilled. Unemployment is at 47 percent. Approximately 160,000 students graduate each year, yet employers struggle to find skilled employees. There are huge economic prospects at our doorstep but we do not have the means to get there, to be able to transform our youth to real human capital.

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