In 2010 and 2011, UCJC extended the discussion on the need for transformation of education to society as a whole. The traditional model was in crisis.

The Global Education Forum was created as a movement that proposed changes and alternatives to the traditional education system. Free of political dogmas, it was not an ordinary “educational conference”. It generated enthusiasm and a willingness to innovate.

Ten years later, the discussion on the crisis in higher education models was reopened because of the pandemic and the assimilation of hybrid models, the exhaustion of the traditional system and its financing and the incorporation of new participants. Today, the GEF continues to grow, guided by it’s Manifesto, and with a clear mission to lead and influence the discussion about the future of the education system.


12 discussion points for the University of the 3rd Millenium.

These twelve points are the summary of the reflection of more than 100 experts from different parts of the world and aim to be a launch pad for the debate that will expand in the coming months.

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Students, teachers, parents and education professionals share their views on the transformation of education. Join the discussion and share yours!

About us


SEK Education Group is an educational community that fosters the development of skills that ensure that learning is relevant, global, international and meaningful. The goal of this learning is to realize the full, all-round potential of each of our students to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

Founded in 1892, SEK Education Group brings together leadership, teaching innovation and over 125 years of tradition and history. SEK International Schools cater for over 6,000 boarding and day students between 4 months and 18 years of age at its schools in Madrid, Barcelona, Almería, Pontevedra, Dublin (Ireland), Les Alpes (France), Doha (Qatar) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

Reflection as a permanent attitude is one of the hallmarks of SEK Education Group, which since its inception in 1892 has tackled the challenge of adapting its teaching model to the needs of each of its students and of society, with an innovative and constantly evolving education model that adjusts to the needs of each student, regardless of their educational or life cycle.

Over the past twelve months, the SEK Group has fostered the creation of a think tank on the future of education, in which 52 experts from all over the world have taken part. This research and analysis group has discussed not only how education has changed due to the impact of the pandemic, but also what challenges higher education faces in the next three years to respond to a changing education landscape.

This agreement responds precisely to one of the strategic lines of action that were defined as priorities within this group – lifelong learning. Other major projects are the creation of a new modern, innovative and value-added value proposition for the alumni community and the development of an increasingly customized training model.

Camilo José Cela University was founded in 2000 as part of SEK Education Group and pursues innovation and constant evolution to meet the needs of business and society. The Camilo José Cela University learning model rests on three pillars: innovation, internationality and interdisciplinarity, and fosters the strategic axes of entrepreneurship, digital transformation and social innovation.

Its four schools (Education, Health, Technology and Science, and Communications and Humanities) offer bachelor’s degrees, postgraduate degrees, expert courses and specialist courses. Furthermore, the International Doctoral School offers studies in educational sciences, health sciences and legal and economic sciences. UCJC also offers professional training through its Higher Vocational Training courses, with the aim of preparing students for the world of work, with a methodology based on real-life cases and internships at prestigious national and international companies.

The Hive (La Colmena) Program is the practical embodiment of this model. This course is taken in parallel with undergraduate degrees, and each student, regardless of the degree they are taking, touches upon the fields of health and wellbeing, communications, social commitment, entrepreneurship, digital culture and humanities throughout their university years.

Camilo José Cela University offers face-to-face teaching at its three centers in Madrid: the Villafranca del Castillo Campus, the Castellana Campus and the Calle Almagro Campus. The Villafranca Campus also boasts international students’ halls of residence for men and women and the UCJC Sports Club, headquarters of its High-Performance Sports School.

UCJC fosters the personal and academic development of its students through entrepreneurial spaces where they can develop their ideas or projects, and open learning classrooms (Learning Lab and Design Lab). By this means, the university encourages creativity, teamwork, face-to-face or virtual communication and the management of technological resources.

Camilo José Cela University offers its students several virtual platforms to work on. This digital ecosystem, which includes everything from a library to shared notebooks, communication channels and various applications, is available to the UCJC educational community.

SEK Education Group is the only teaching body in Spain to be given BCorp certification, awarded for our commitment to the most demanding social and environmental performance, transparency and corporate responsibility criteria.