Depiction of a new educational institution

New Educational Institution

Evolving education models to overcome new challenges and redefine the value of higher education institutions

Established by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), the New Educational Institution (NEI) was born out of a design exercise undertaken in September 2021 to imagine a new educational institution that delivers high quality, affordable bachelor’s degree-level education. The resulting White Paper, An affordable new educational institution, published September 2022, proposed a new model for achieving this in computer science, business and engineering.

Officially launched in November 2022, Project NEI seeks to confront the biggest challenges facing undergraduate education today, which primarily include cost, value, equity, and relevance. It aims to shape new educational models that will ensure the core value of education is preserved as academia evolves to overcome these challenges.