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Financial Regulation: Bridging Global Differences 
Optimizing Talent - Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
02 Oct - 07 Oct, 2012
 Value vs. Profit: Recalculating ROI in Financial and Social Terms

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Education provides an essential key to realizing true individual potential. Ideally, an equitable and effective educational system facilitates social mobility and leads to the development and increased prosperity of its citizens, and thus of societies as a whole. While great strides have been made in providing enhanced access for children and adults to quality education worldwide, substantial gaps remain. The Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) have convened a seminar series to identify where these educational and social mobility gaps still exist, what effect they have, why they persist - or even increase - with rapid economic change, and what steps can be taken to eliminate them.

This second session, following on from the first session which considered education up to age 18, will focus on higher education and lifelong learning. Similar in format to the 2011 meeting, it will bring together 60 leading education researchers, policy makers, practitioners and advocates from around the world to analyze successful and promising case studies that show an effective narrowing of educational and social mobility gaps.

Papers are being commissioned around broad issues of policy and finance and how they relate to questions of access, retention, attainment, and completion, issues of quality as well as differentiations and value added at the tertiary education level. The topics of life-long learning and successful transitions from secondary to tertiary education and then into the workforce will also be addressed. The ultimate goal is to identify, develop, and refine existing and new policy strategies that enable greater social and educational mobility thereby optimizing young peoples' talent across all strata of society in a way that has the broadest benefit and deepest impact on individuals and the societies of which they are a part.

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