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An Audience with Sugata Mitra

In December 2018, alumni in Hong Kong attended the latest event in our ‘An Audience with’ series

We were delighted to host Professor Sugata Mitra, TED Prize Winner, Professor of Educational Technology and Principal Research Investigator at Newcastle University, as our guest speaker at the event.

In an insightful presentation, Professor Mitra discussed his quest to adapt technologies to transform education as featured in Jerry Rothwell’s ‘The School in the Cloud’ documentary, which premiered last October. Read more about ‘The School in the Cloud’ here.

Following Professor Mitra’s talk, alumni had the opportunity to ask questions of the TED Prize winner and catch up over a drinks reception.

Peter Kelly - Advancement Manger at NU Advancement and Newcastle University alumnus – attended the event. Commenting on the evening, Peter said: ““Professor Mitra showed the passion and devotion to his subject that has earned him respect around the world for his innovative research.

“Our alumni were fascinated by the talk and this is the kind of event that we are looking to replicate in Asia and Australia where we have strong clusters of alumni, keen to remain engaged with developments in the UK, as well as our Singapore and Malaysia campuses.”

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