If education is viewed as a vehicle for advancing the global economy, then it must be the North Star that guides societies to the next big thing, illuminating new ideas that solve pressing challenges and creating opportunities to shape a better future. In this sense, institutions are incubators of high-quality products — actual inventions and developments that progress positive trends, as well as the most important product of all: graduates who not only fulfill evolving job market needs but redefine and improve the workforce they enter. Advancing cultures of entrepreneurial thinking and designing new forms of artificial intelligence are just two of many areas of higher education that are spreading innovation.

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