H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez Ph.D.H, FRAS, FRSA, FRAI has been honored with the Doctor Honoris Causa in Environmental Peace by Noble International University.
Their graduates publish scholarly articles in the international scholarly Journal of Environmental Peace and the popular Environmental Peace Review, published earlier at the University of Toronto Library and edited at the International Innovation Projects organization. Their editors and Editorial Board members of the Journal of Environmental Peace consist of many international scholars, including five Nobel laureates. Now it is published from NIU.
The ceremony had the great support of Lead India Foundation USA, chaired by Dr. Hari Eppanapally.Dr. Hari Eppanapally is a financial services professional with over 30 years’ of experience working in different roles with major Wall Street banks, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, BlackRock and Bank of New York Mellon. He is a visionary, an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, mentor and a philanthropist with a passion for healthcare, education, and the environment. Dr. Eppanapally is an entrepreneur and investor in several disruptive technology companies and serves as Chairman of the Board for the CIC Group, Quibble Genomics Institute and Co-Founder of the GITA Fund. He is the founding board member and serving as the Vice President of Financial Policy Council, a New York based Think Tank organization with a mission to connect Wall Street, Main Street and Washington to promote Entrepreneurship. Dr. Hari Eppanapally is the founding Chairman of the Lead India Foundation (USA) which is founded with the inspiration of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, with a mission to provide affordable quality Healthcare, affordable quality Education, Preserve and Protect the Planet for future generations, Develop Spiritual Families to Establish Peace & Harmony in the society and finally Transform Youth into Responsible Citizens and Engage them in Developing the Nation. Dr. Eppanapally has been a strong advocate for Indian Americans to run for elected offices and has been campaigning for active role in American politics. He was considered by GOP to run for US Congress from New Jersey District 6 in 2014. Dr. Hari Eppanapally received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad, a Masters in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and completed an Executive Program in General Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is serving as the Global Ambassador and Chairman of the JNTU Hyderabad Alumni Association. The appointment was presented by Prof. Dr. Biswajit Ganguly (Chancellor) and Prof. Dr. Roger Hansell (President) from Noble International University. Professor Biswajit (Bob) Ganguly is an Inventor Scientist. He created the concept of ‘Environmental Peace’ with his colleague Professor Roger I.C Hansell at the University of Toronto. As a Scientist and an Inventor, Professor Ganguly developed various applied technologies in the field of Environmental Pollution Control, to protect this Planet. He visited and lectured widely around the world in many Universities including the University of Toronto, Canada, University of Guelph, Canada, University of Central Florida, USA, Columbia University, USA, Harvard University, USA, Stanford University, USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York, USA, University of Oxford, UK, University of Cambridge, UK, Imperial College (University of London), UK, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherland, University of Paris Sorbonne, France, Universite Libre de Bruxelles(ULB), Belgium, University of Heidelberg, Germany, University of Kiel, Germany, Max-Planck Institute, Germany, University of Melbourne, Australia, Moscow State University, Russia, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia, Kyoto University, Japan, Etc. Professor Ganguly is a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, Member of the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure(Association of German Engineers ), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Senior Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, etc. He was inspired by Mother Teresa in Calcutta and Sir Joseph Rotblat in London as well as supported by many other international personalities including Nobel Laureates to promote the concept of ‘Environmental Peace’ around the World. Professor Ganguly is the Chancellor and CEO of ‘Noble International University’(NIU) USA, President and CEO of ‘Noble Institution for Environmental Peace’(NIEP) Canada as well as Chairman of ‘Planet for Environmental Peace’(PEP) Canada to carry out and support education and research in environment, sustainable development, and peace processes throughout the world. ‘Noble Institution for Environmental Peace’ (NIEP) has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations and Professor Ganguly was invited as a Steering Committee member. Professor Ganguly has extensive experience in organizing and directing public and professional meetings with the International Innovation Projects. He is also a professional-level magician, artist and singer who delight in entertaining and teaching. He currently lives in Toronto. Professor Roger I. C. Hansell has been involved in environmental projects since the 1950s. He was formerly a joint professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Zoology now Ecological and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He was also an acting director for the Institute for Environmental Studies as well as director of the Toxicology program at the University of Toronto. Professor Hansell is the President of Noble International University, USA and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Toronto. He is also a co-director of International Innovation Projects and co-editor of the scholarly Journal of Environmental Peace founded at the University of Toronto. In 2002 he became Executive Director of the Noble Institution for Environmental Peace He is also a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and other prestigious Organizations. Professor Hansell’s research extends from the problems of integrating ecology with economics, the theory of stability in complex systems, and practical measures to adapt cities for climate change with rooftop and vertical wall gardens. Professor Hansell has served as a visiting professor at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium; University of Leicester, and University of Sussex, U.K., and has lectured at Cambridge and Oxford and many other famous Universities around the world along with Professor Biswajit (Bob) Ganguly.
Copy of H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez speech titled
“THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF ONLINE LEARNING IN POST COVID-19 SCENARIO”
THE HIGHEST IMPACT IS ALREADY DETECTED: MORE THAN 1.5 BILLION STUDENTS AND YOUTH ACROSS THE PLANET ARE AFFECTED BY SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CLOSURES DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
MANY EXPERTS SUCH AS HILLIGJE VAN’T LAND (REFLECTED THEIR THOUGHTS ABOUT HOW UNIVERSITIES MUST HELP SHAPE THE POST-COVID-19 WORLD.
THERE ARE MANY RELEVANT RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN BY SOME INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS UNESCO, THE WORLD BANK OR UNITED NATIONS THAT HELPED TO START A NEW CHANGE.
THE CURRENT WELLBEING EMERGENCY THAT WE ARE ENCOUNTERING DUE TO COVID-19, AND THE MONETARY AND SOCIAL EMERGENCIES THAT ARE NOW ON THEIR WAY, PUT OURSELVES IN ANOTHER, SUDDEN AND COMPLEX SETTING.
ISSUES AND DIFFICULTIES THAT WE WERE AT THAT POINT TALKING ABOUT, SUCH AS, THE LOGICAL INCONSISTENCIES OF GLOBALIZATION, INNOVATIVE TURN OF EVENTS AND FORCE, AN EMERGENCY OF VOTE-BASED SYSTEMS AND THE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE STATE, EMERGENCY OF UNIVERSAL ORGANIZATIONS, AN EMERGENCY OF QUALITIES… WILL TURN OUT TO BE PROGRESSIVELY OBVIOUS AND ACROSS THE BOARD.
THE WORLD WON’T BE THE EQUIVALENT AFTER THIS EMERGENCY, WE WON’T BE THE EQUIVALENT AFTER THIS EMERGENCY, AND ADVANCED EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS AND ADVANCED EDUCATION FRAMEWORKS WON’T BE THE EQUIVALENT AFTER THIS EMERGENCY.
IN THE POST-EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCE, NEW DESIRES WILL BE PUT ON ADVANCED EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS AS FAR AS THE CONNECTIONS IN THE NETWORKS, AS FAR AS INSTRUCTING, REGARDING WORLDWIDE PROCEDURES AND VERSATILITY, AND SO ON AND AS FAR AS QUALITIES THEMSELVES.
OBVIOUSLY, ADVANCED EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS SHOULD WORK IN AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT MONETARY, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE.
WE ARE SURE THAT NOWADAYS, BEFORE AND AFTER COVID CRISIS, THE FIELD OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS CHANGING AND AT THE SAME TIME GROWING WORLDWIDE.
IN MANY COUNTRIES, THE SYSTEM IS HAVING MORE RELEVANCE BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY AND THE DEMAND AS WELL AS THE INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS.
IN THIS TIME, IS KNOWN THAT THE NEW EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS ONLINE LEARNING.
THE EDUCATION SECTOR HAS EVOLVED INTO A COMPLETELY GROUNDBREAKING SITUATION BECAUSE OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION.
WITH THE PRESSURE OF COVID-19, THE NUMBER OF ONLINE USERS IS BEING INCREASED EVERY DAY.
CRISIS ALWAYS AFFECTS BUT ALSO THE INCREMENT IS CAUSED WE CAN NOT STOP IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE WORLD IN WHICH “FACE TO FACE LEARNING” IS BECOMING OBSOLETE IN COSTS AND CONTENT ASSIMILATION.
THE CHANGE OF EDUCATION, BASED ON RESISTANCE, CAUSES EFFECTIVE LEARNING FOLLOWING SYSTEMIC EVOLUTION, WHICH DRIVES TEACHING METHODOLOGIES WITH THE APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTING WITH CHALLENGES IN THE EDUCATIONAL WORLD, PROGRESSING IN THE PENETRATION OF UNIVERSITY AS WELL AS CORPORATIVE EDUCATION.
THE ARGUMENTS OF THE LEADERSHIP IN THE FIELD ARE SIMPLE: EASY ACCESS, AFFORDABILITY AND QUALITY.
FIRST, EASY ACCESS BRINGS STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE FROM EVERYWHERE, AS WELL AS TO LEARN FROM SYSTEMS THAT IN PHYSICAL UNIVERSITY WOULD HAVE INACCESSIBLE COSTS.
SECOND, AFFORDABILITY LETS STUDENTS ACCESS TO HAVE ALMOST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES WITHOUT COSTS LIKE BUYING MATERIALS OR PAYING FOR ACCOMMODATION.
AND THIRD, QUALITY PROFESSORS AND MENTORS BRING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH STUDENTS KNOWLEDGE THAT IN OTHER TIMES THEY ONLY COULD LEARN IN IVY LEAGUE NETWORK.
IT IS A FACT THAT ONLINE EDUCATION ITS GROWING AND WILL CONTINUE BECAUSE OF THE HIGH DEMAND FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE WORLD.
IN THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONALS WHO ALREADY HAVE THEIR OWN TITLES WORKS IN THE SAME WAY.
ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES IS THE HEALTH PROFESSION.
WITH REGARD TO HIGHER EDUCATION, THE 70% OF THE INVESTMENT IN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IS BEING ALLOCATED TO TRAINING BY AND FOR HEALTH, BOTH FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY EXPERTS AND FOR LAYPEOPLE IN THE FIELD.
IT IS NECESSARY TO HIGHLIGHT THAT, IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH EDUCATION, PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE HEALTH EDUCATION DEGREES OBTAINED THROUGH ONLINE PLATFORMS FACILITATE THE OFFER OF MEDICAL CARE AS WELL AS QUALITY EDUCATION.
PURSUING THE GOALS, GRADUATING STUDENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO BUILD HEALTH CARE PLANS THAT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR COMMUNITIES.
IN THIS SENSE, ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDE SECTIONS ON SOCIAL HEALTH, EPIDEMIOLOGY, EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OR PATHOLOGIES;
ALL THIS INTERRELATED WITH THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL EXTRACTS, COMING TO BE ANALYZED FROM A RETROSPECTIVE POINT OF VIEW IN ORDER TO PREVENT PAST MISTAKES.
DURING THE STUDY, DESPITE BEING THROUGH DISTANCE COMMUNICATION WITH THEIR TEACHERS, STUDENTS ACQUIRE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND CAN BECOME COMPETENT EXPERTS IN STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MAINLY THROUGH ADDITIONAL STUDIES IN MARKETING, STATISTICS, MANAGEMENT AND MEDICAL CARE.
REGARDING HEALTH EDUCATION, THERE ARE CURRENTLY MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED ACCREDITED INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS THAT DEVELOP ASSOCIATE, BACHELOR, MASTER, DOCTORATE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS WITH PAYMENT AND TIME FACILITIES FOR ALL PROFESSIONAL SPECTRUM.
CONSEQUENTLY, IN THE FACE OF HEALTH CRISES SUCH AS THE ONE CURRENTLY SUFFERED FROM COVID-19, BOTH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND ANY OTHER PROFESSION ARE ALLOWED TO OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE KNOWLEDGE FOR EACH PROFESSIONAL EXTRACT.
IN THIS REGARD, IT CAN BE SEEN HOW THE ONLINE COURSE PLATFORM OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY OFFERS VARIOUS COURSES ON THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF SAID DISEASE IN LANGUAGES SUCH AS ENGLISH, FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH OR ARABIC, BETWEEN OTHERS.
THIS ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEM IS VERY USEFUL AT THE LEVEL OF LIBERAL PROFESSIONALS AND UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS SINCE THEY ALLOW ADVISING BOTH STUDENTS AND PATIENTS AND CLIENTS ON PREVENTION AS WELL AS SOCIAL AWARENESS IN EACH EXTRACT OF THE COMMUNITY, AS IN THE CASE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS WELL AS IN OTHER FIELDS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED.
DURING THIS LOCKDOWN, ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL TECHNIQUES SPECIALLY IN HEALTH, WERE THE WEBINARS, MIXING ONLINE THEORY WITH PRACTICAL LIVE LEARNING.
THAT IS HOW MANY HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE DECIDED TO TRANSFER THEIR HABIT OF SHARING KNOWLEDGE IN THE SEARCH FOR TRANSVERSAL AND LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS FOR THIS AND OTHER SIMILAR SITUATIONS THAT MAY ARISE IN THE FUTURE.
THE IMPOSITION OF LIMITS ON SOCIAL DISTANCE HAS LED THEM TO USE TOOLS THAT, ALTHOUGH THEY WERE ALREADY KNOWN TO ALL, HAVE ACQUIRED AN ENORMOUS ROLE DURING THESE WEEKS OF LOCKDOWN.
AN IMPORTANT ASPECT TO HIGHLIGHT ON COVID-19 WEBINARS HAS NOT ONLY BEEN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE MEDICAL ELEMENTS, ALSO THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES, WHICH COULD LAY THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE STATEMENTS BY ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, AS FAR AS THEIR PROTOCOLS ARE CONCERNED.
THE MICROBIOLOGICAL THREAT HAD LOST STRENGTH AMONG OUR FEARS, AND IT SEEMED SOMETHING OF A BYGONE ERA, IN WHICH PLAGUE EPIDEMICS FOLLOWED, THE LAST REFERENCE PERHAPS BEING THE 1918 INFLUENZA PANDEMIC.
THIS FEELING WAS SHARED IN REGIONS OF THE WORLD WHERE THE IMPACT EBOLA, INFLUENZA A, ZIKA AND OTHER SARS-COV HAD BEEN CONTAINED THANKS TO MORE OR LESS DEVELOPED HEALTH SYSTEMS THAT HAVE NOW BECOME VULNERABLE AND UNABLE TO PREVENT HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF DEATHS EVERY DAY.
ON THIS FICTITIOUS SECURITY, WE HAD BUILT AN UNSUPPORTIVE VALUE SYSTEM THAT AFFECTS MANY AREAS OF SOCIETY.
IN CONCLUSION, WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS TO BUILD A NEW CONCEPT OF SOCIETY THAT HAS TO AWARE OF THE VULNERABILITY OF OUR HEALTH, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, ETC. WHICH CAN ONLY BE MITIGATED IF WE ACT TOGETHER.
THE CONCEPT OF GLOBALITY, SO OFTEN USED AS THE ORIGIN OF THE PANDEMIC, INVOLVES MORE THAN JUST TRAVELING AND TRANSPORTING MICROBES FROM ONE PART OF THE WORLD TO ANOTHER;
IT MEANS THAT WE COORDINATE TO ACT IN TIME AGAINST THESE THREATS AND SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND MITIGATE THEM EFFECTIVELY, WITHOUT CAUSING NEW ECONOMIC, SOCIAL OR POLITICAL IMPACTS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO WHICH, FROM THIS STARTING POINT, IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. OVERCOME IN THE FUTURE.
THAT IS WHY WE CAN AFFIRM TWO CONCLUSIONS.
THAT THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS ASSURED, MOSTLY ONLINE AND PARTIALLY PRESENTIALLY, DEVELOPING THE SYSTEM OF HYBRID LEARNING WITH GREAT APPROXIMATION TO THE EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS OF IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES.
THAT THE CHALLENGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION ARE ALREADY TO DEFINE, BECAUSE OF GLOBALIZATION CHANGE AND TECHNOLOGIES. THE ONLY THAT WE CAN AFFIRM IS THAT GROWTH WILL BE ALWAYS NEEDED.