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6th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable: "RevolutiOnline.edu - "Online Education Changing the World"

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On Thursday, 24 January, 2013 at 12:30 (GMT+1) in Davos (Switzerland) at the Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel the Victor Pinchuk Foundation held its 6th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable "RevolutiOnline.edu - Online Education Changing the World" on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

The panel brought together Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs columnist, The New York Times (moderator); Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Rafael Reif, President, MIT; Larry Summers, President Emeritus, Harvard University; Daphne Koller, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Coursera; Sebastian Thrun, Founder, Udacity; Peter Thiel, Partner, Founders Fund and Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia.

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Speakers and participants discussed the strategies that philanthropists are using to expand and accelerate online education to give millions of people access to high level education and the chance to a better life. Online education will change educational institutions, the nature of education, and access to education radically. The discussion also focused on how philanthropic resources and technology are being integrated to foster this growing revolution in education.

About 300 leaders from the fields of philanthropy, business, politics and media attended the event.

The Philanthropic Roundtable is organized each year at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to bring together the world’s most renowned philanthropists and leaders from politics, the business community and the non-profit sector. Roundtable discussions address state-of-the-art approaches to problem-solving and seek to inspire the new global philanthropists of the future.

Since 2007, Roundtable panelists have included, among others, Tony Blair, Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jet Li, Shimon Peres, Muhammad Yunus, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Paulo Coelho, Sean Parker, Eric Schmidt, Alec Ross and others.

The 6th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable Telco Partner is Kyivstar

“Kyivstar” is a top operator in the mobile phone market and one of the best brands in Ukraine. According to the results of the Ericsson Company’s annual study, the “Kyivstar” mobile network is one of the best in Europe and covers all the cities of Ukraine, as well as more than 28,000 rural settlements, all the main national and regional roads and most of the Ukrainian coastline. “Kyivstar” provides EDGE/GPRS services all over its coverage domain and roaming services in 195 countries on five continents. “Kyivstar” provides telecommunication services under “Kyivstar”, “djuice” and “Kyivstar Business” brands.

“Kyivstar” is an experienced player in the market of fixed-line communication services for business and broadband access powered by FTTB. The broadband network (“Home Internet” service) operates in 138 cities in Ukraine.

“Kyivstar” is a Ukrainian subsidiary of VimpelCom Ltd., the global telecommunications group, which operates in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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