The largest, best funded, most respected higher education system in the world is being held back by its history, mission, and some outdated structural elements. As a result, it has seen very limited expansion beyond the United States borders and is unable to satisfy the global demand for premium American education. By freeing itself from regional borders, the American university of the future can also free itself from many institutional inefficiencies, embracing new educational and operational models.
The first goal of this blog is to discover what is possible at a critical moment in history of higher education. Advances in higher education’s business models, education technology, institutional partnerships, outcomes measurement and learning models create a perfect storm for innovation. While many refer to the crisis of higher education, now is also a time of great opportunity to shed the baggage of times past and bring the industry into a new era of global, relevant and, most importantly, BETTER higher education.
The second goal of this blog is to build a foundation for the global university of the future. This blog looks to provide real world solutions and a practicable implementations. Now is the time to create a First Global University with a truly global education brand and delivery framework.
Anatoly Lezhen exhibits an undying and contagious energy for education innovation. His belief is that the development of education and education technology is the world’s best opportunity for democratization and growth.
An entrepreneur and an equity markets specialist, Anatoly Lezhen is expert at identifying market inefficiencies and executing well timed solutions. As a proprietary trader with over a decade of experience, Anatoly has regularly transacted over five million shares daily on the NYSE and NASDAQ markets. He has founded a successful algorithmic trading company, as well as several education technology and educational media startups. He has been an angel and advisor to multiple start-up companies, which have gone on to raise VC rounds with Greycroft Partners, Mission OG and Osage Venture Partners. He is on the board of directors at St. Ann’s Warehouse and is an avid fan of world theater and architecture.