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Ministers of education and education experts convene in Tallinn for Global Education Industry Summit

9. December 2019 - 6:42

Today and tomorrow, the Global Education Industry Summit (GEIS) in Tallinn brings together the ministers of education and top education experts from around the world to discuss learning and teaching in the data age.

„The Summit will be exciting! World’s ministers of education, topp experts, representatives of International organizations and companies will discuss the bottlenecks and their solutions in education,“ said Mailis Reps, the Host and Minister of Education and Research of Estonia. „We seek ways to how make smart decisions for the future in the data age,” Reps added. “This is the first time when such high-level education meeting takes place in Estonia. This highlights Estonia’s great results in PISA tests, the “Education Nation” initiative as well as education policy that has justified itself. I’m glad that Estonia’s experience and know-how is sought after,” said Reps.

The Summit is attended by, among others, Andreas Schleicher, the Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD; Anthony Mackay, the President of National Center on Education and the Economy of the USA (NCEE) and Marc Tucker, the former president of the NCEE. There are ministers, expert and CEO’s participating from Latvia, Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden, USA, France, Japan, South-Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the UK.

The summit takes place for the fourth times and is hosted by Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, European Commission and OECD.

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