Guest speaker, swissnex Boston

GPP 2011 at swissnex Boston

While in Boston, Basel GPP participants will make a visit to swissnex Boston.

‘Established in 2000 as the world’s first “science consulate,” swissnex Boston is the first of a global network of five knowledge outposts… swissnex Boston along with the Office of Science and Technology of the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C. and swissnex San Francisco constitute the official Swiss science network in North America… Each swissnex outpost promotes knowledge exchange between Switzerland and host regions in higher education, technology, innovation, science and the arts.’ (from swissnex Boston website)

The evening’s programme on Monday 11 June will include guest speaker Michael Collins, Associate Vice-president of the NGO ‘Jobs for the future‘ (JFF).

‘JFF identifies, develops, and promotes education and workforce strategies that expand opportunity for youth and adults who are struggling to advance in America today. In more than 200 communities across 43 states, JFF improves the pathways leading from high school to college to family-sustaining careers.’ (from JFF website)

Michael Collins’ presentation will be a valuable contribution to our investigation of the theme of  ‘Access to and within Higher Education’.