I recently saw Fred Swaniker, the CEO and Founder of the African Leadership University speak at Stanford University. He also founded a high school model called the African Leadership Academy and recently launched the first university iteration in Mauritius with plans to rapidly scale up to 25 different campuses. He wanted to design a higher education model where leadership would be the focus of the school. He explained that this model has four key differentiators to traditional universities. First, they promote innovative teaching. He explained that professors with PhDs is a scarce resource but an abundant resource in Africa is brilliant students, so his university is dependent on peer learning. They use self-directed, peer to peer learning, and have banned lectures and the requirement that an instructor has to have a PhD to be considered an expert to teach. Second, he explains that skills matter more than academic theory. Their courses are designed to develop skills in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, etc. Third, there are no majors. This is my favorite point. They instead have defined the "seven grand challenges and/or major opportunity spaces that Africa is going to face" that students pursue. Swaniker said that his students are told, "don't declare a major but create a mission for your life". Fourth, there is a focus on entrepreneurship. All of their students, instead of having vacations, are matched with internships at major and well-renowned companies around the world. Their goal is to prepare leaders rapidly, efficiently, and substantively who will build their careers in Africa, pursue their missions, and help resolve some of these major challenges facing the continent.