Woolf, the first global collegiate university has announced the formation of its Woolf Academic Advisory Council (WAAC), which comprises eight industry leaders in EdTech and higher education policy from around the world.
The new advisory council that includes Indian members will inform Woolf’s regulatory roadmap and provide leading expertise as the university expands its global presence and promotes its mission to increase access to world-class higher education.
Dr Sowmyanarayanan Sadagopan, president of IIIT -Bangalore and Pramath Raj Sinha founder of Harappa Education, founding dean of Indian School of Business (ISB) and founder of Ashoka University are among the eight industry experts in the council.
According to a release shared by the university, WAAC will play a strategic role in ensuring Woolf’s academic accreditation is recognized and advanced in India, the United States, and Latin America, as well as cementing Woolf’s activities as an accredited higher education institution in Europe.
“Woolf’s aims are truly ambitious and global, so we’re lucky to have such distinguished leaders guiding the Institution. Each of these members has advanced higher education in groundbreaking ways around the world,” said Joshua Broggi, Woolf University head.
WAAC will meet regularly to provide strategic guidance and perspective on emerging trends in jurisdictions that they represent, deepening the university’s role as a trusted enabler of growth and innovation in higher education around the world, the release said.
The council will also be the first to review the next generation of Woolf Inc.’s technology products, built for service to the higher education institutions and slated to be unveiled later this year. The council will provide critical feedback, ensuring these technologies align with the needs of regulators, students, and faculty, the release added.