Above the average
All of our PIEoneer finalists have done so well to be included among
other stellar competitors that persist in delivering outcomes that stand
head-and-shoulders above the average. As judge, Elena Solomonova of
Insight-Lingua puts it, “Such a variety of business models, approaches,
ideas, national circumstances and common features – it makes the
judgment extremely difficult, but the educational value of the project
even more valuable”
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Herman de Leeuw is a Dutch civil servant whose vision
is the secure global portability of academic credentials.
Dr Mary Dwyer, IES Abroad, US
Mary Dwyer has taken a multi-faceted
approach to making quality study abroad
programs accessible to college students
around the world. Beginning her presi-dency
of IES Abroad in 1996, she has seen
numbers grow from 1,340 to 8,000 stu-dents
and interns going overseas annually.
Dr Anthony Manning, University of
Anthony Manning’s many achievements
in developing skills in the teaching of
English for specific academic purposes
include the publication of a textbook se-ries
which won a HRH Duke of Edinburgh
ESU English Language Book Award. The
book has now sold more than 5,500 copies.
Herman de Leeuw, Groningen
Declaration Network, Netherlands
Herman de Leeuw helped set up the Gro-ningen
Declaration Network. He is a true
visionary, and deeply persistent in his un-wavering
commitment to help define the
future of ”digital student data portability”.
The organisation is now recognised by
UNESCO, the World Bank and OECD.