Professor Hugo de Burgh
With no one sure what the workplace of the future holds, our panel discuss the advantages that different approaches to education could confer. What will be the impact on traditional subjects such as modern languages and maths?
Professor Hugo de Burgh, founder of the first Anglo Chinese prep school launching in September, started his academic life in teaching History at Edinburgh University before working as an education correspondent and television producer for STV, BBC and Channel 4. In 2004 he joined the University of Westminster as Professor of Journalism, where he set up the China Media Centre. The Centre’s research and consultancy work has given him extensive contacts in China and fed an unquenchable interest in its language, modern literature and governance.
He is the author/editor of eight books and is Professor at Tsinghua University under the Ministry of Education’s International Expertise Programme.