India

The high costs of low education

Suman: For taxi driver Suman education is the key to success
For taxi driver Suman
education is the key to success

Two weeks ago I attended the Catalyst summit in New Delhi, India, an exciting event bringing together about 150 international researchers working in the field of new approaches and solutions towards better education – especially in the field of mathematics, science and informatics. We all met in New Delhi, hosted by Hewlett Packard with a very inspiring conference programme. Many people predicted that this would be a very impressing week – due to the intense contrast in the way of living between India and Germay, due to the challenges India is facing, and last but not least due to the mix of educational research actions represented by the groups of delegates from the US, South Africa, Europe as well as Asia and Autralia. And they were right!