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June 7, 2024
Episode 6: What’s Next For Minerva Project?

What’s Next For Minerva Project?

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About the Episode: In this episode, we're diving into the revolutionary world of Minerva Project, a beacon of innovation in graduate education. Minerva Project is an innovative global educational initiative that combines online and experiential learning aimed at providing rigorous university education for the 21st century. Minerva Project is designed to be international in scope, with students from around the world and a curriculum that emphasizes global understanding and experiences. Minerva's model includes online classes that allow for interaction with faculty and peers worldwide, as well as residential experiences in multiple cities around the globe, providing a unique global perspective and learning environment Founder and CEO Ben Nelson shares his insights on reshaping the future of learning through technology.

Guest Name/Title/Employer: Ben Nelson, Chairman and CEO, Minerva Project & Founder, Minerva University

About the Podcast: Embrace the future of higher education with Mastering the Next. Dr. Ray Lutzky takes you on a journey through the dynamic intersection of student recruitment and leading-edge technology, uncovering the next big trends in strategic enrollment management and the innovations that are transforming the academic landscape.

Whether it’s exploring AI-driven enrollment strategies, navigating the challenges of online learning platforms, or discussing the unique needs of non-traditional students, Mastering the Next is your go-to resource for staying ahead in the rapidly evolving world of higher ed.

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Dr. Ray Lutzky

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Dr. Ray Lutzky is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Element451 and the host of Mastering the Next.


Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson is founder, chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project and Founder of Minerva University. Ben founded Minerva in 2011 with the goal of nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world through a systematic and evidence-based approach to learning. Nelson has, since, built Minerva University, ranked as the most innovative university in the world, and has developed a business to share Minerva's unique approach with other like-minded institutions, corporations and governments. Prior to Minerva, Nelson spent 10 years at Snapfish, where he helped build the company from startup to the world’s largest personal publishing service. Serving as CEO from 2005 through 2010, Nelson began his tenure at Snapfish by leading the company’s sale to Hewlett Packard for $300 million. Nelson holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he created a blueprint for curricular reform in his first year, the principles from which he drew to frame Minerva.

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