Thank you very much for the thoughtful suggestion which is absolutely right. Another motivation for people to participate in higher education is to connect with people who have various industrial and educational backgrounds.
The major goal of University Union is to enable students to learn what they need for their future career, therefore, the project-based learning will be a significant subject. We will illustrate more about how to coordinating teams in each continent or nearby countries and how to measure the quality of teamwork and project-based learning.
Thank you for taking time read my idea and provide feedback.
Regarding the curriculum: To ensure students will learn what they need for their future career, students will design their own curriculum by selecting the courses of hard skills like common subjects from current universities, action projects, structured thinking, innovation & entrepreneurship capability building, and the courses of soft skills such as thought leadership, presentation skills and others.
Let's take a step back, to ensure that students will have rich courses which are designed to fit their future career and in line with the need of job market, all the courses are designed and discussed by the committee the advisory board.
Let's take one more step back, the committee will be formed by the deans and current professors from the top five universities from seven continents while the advisory board will be formed by and selected from Fortune Global 500. In this way, we will be able to make sure that the curriculum (or courses) will in line with the need of job market and fully considering theory & reality and hard skills & soft skills.
Regarding to the similar ideas: First, African Leadership University is non-traditional higher education as well, but more focus on building soft skills. However, University Union will combine with hard stills and soft skills.
Second, Unschooly: A purposeful, personalized and virtual education system is about personalized model which based on their personal strength which is an awesome idea. However, University Union will invite the thought leadership from Fortune Global 500 to fine the curriculum to offer the right learning project for student to choose and form their personalized curriculum.
Lastly, the concept of curriculum designed from the future backwards is similar. However, University Union will need bigger data center and platform to unsure smooth operations to enable end users to use it though their various devices such as smart phone, laptop and/or PC.
We are looking forward to having further discussion and cooperation. Many thanks.