J-WEL welcomes Mongolian University of Science and Technology to Higher Education Collaborative

By: MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Jan. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- The Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST)—through the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sport—has joined the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) as the newest sustaining member of the Higher Education Collaborative. Since its inception in 1959, MUST has been home to scholars, engineers, and students who have been drawn from all over Mongolia to teach, perform, create, and study. MUST strives to provide its students with the requisite skills to become global citizens who can make important scientific and economic contributions. Through participation in J-WEL programs and collaboration with the J-WEL Higher Education community, MUST will magnify this work.

Through J-WEL membership, the Mongolian University of Science and Technology joins a community of 33 other schools, universities, non-profits, government agencies and companies addressing the world's most pressing education challenges and exploring opportunities presented by new educational technologies, effective practices, and emerging scientific understandings of learning. Other members of the Higher Education Collaborative include Mexico's Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Tecnológica del Uruguay, and South Korea's Kangwon National University.

MUST representatives recently attended a membership signing ceremony at MIT. Professor Badarch Dendev, the Chairman of the MUST Governing Board, commented on the engagement:

"In a time when the Mongolian University of Science and Technology is formulating its vision for the next 60 years, an engagement with a world-leading technological university and its innovative J-WEL community opens the door to premium engineering  education as well as digital and open learning which will undoubtedly have a great impact in nurturing a world-class university in the land of Great Mongols."

"With MIT's expertise in open learning practices and engineering education, we look forward to collaborating with the Mongolian University of Science and Technology to realize its vision for the 21st century," observed Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar, Assistant Director for J-WEL Higher Education. "MUST is truly a wonderful addition to our community, and our team is looking forward to working with MUST leadership and faculty at J-WEL Week and beyond."

MUST will send a delegation to the Higher Education track for the March 2020 J-WEL Week, which will focus on curriculum design. Signature events of J-WEL, J-WEL Weeks bring together representatives of member organizations with MIT faculty and researchers from across MIT. Through seminars, presentations, and hands-on work, MIT participants support member efforts to transform educational systems and develop solutions applicable across global contexts.

An initiative of MIT and Community Jameel, J-WEL (http://jwel.mit.edu) promotes excellence and transformation in education at MIT and globally by engaging educators, technologists, policymakers, societal leaders, employers, and employees.

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