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FERNANDO REIMERS

Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education

Director of the Global Education Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. An expert in the field of Global Education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. He is a member of UNESCO’s high level commission on the Futures of Education.

He has written or edited thirty-seven books, of which the most recent include: Leading Education Through COVID-19, Education and Climate Change: The Role of Universities, Implementing Deeper Learning and 21st Century Reforms: Building an Education Renaissance After a Global Pandemic, Educating Students to Improve the World, Audacious Education Purposes: How Governments Transform the Goals of Education Systems, Empowering Teachers to Build a Better World: How Six Nations Support Teachers for 21st Century Education. At the moment, he is leading a large comparative study of how 25 universities around the world have partnered with elementary and secondary schools to sustain educational opportunity during the pandemic.

With his graduate students, he has developed three curriculum resources aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are translated into multiple languages and widely used by schools and school systems around the world: Empowering Global Citizens, Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons and Learning to Collaborate for the Global Common Good.