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Issue 21 | Special Edition | Winter 2014

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Dear Reader,

The Philadelphia Social Innovation Journal is collaborating with Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education 2014 to highlight the best pedagogical innovations around the world in this Special Holiday Mini Edition.
 
Within higher education there is a deep drive towards sharing innovative ideas and successful approaches to teaching in this ever changing sector.  The inaugural conference of the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2014 strived to do just that.  The initiative, created by a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, aims to not only award those programs around the world that have gone above and beyond the normal higher education experience, but Reimagine Education also serves to bring together global academics to share best practices, and brainstorm new efforts. 
 
The Reimagine Education Awards were held in early December. Over 400 applications from 43 nations were received.  The projects were judged in multiple rounds by a distinguished international panel on a number of elements including approach, impact on student, engagement and scalability.  This special collaborative holiday mini issue of Philadelphia Social Innovation Journal will feature the 2014 Reimagine Education winners, as well as information on the best higher education innovations found in this worldwide search.  
 
We want to thank the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards for their collaboration on this mini holiday edition and as always, we thank our sponsors and our advisory board members.
 
The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal looks forward to bringing you editions in 2015 focused on innovations with regard to literacy challenges, partnerships from collaborations to mergers, poverty innovations in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service and much more. 
 
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year.  
 
Very truly yours,
 
Tine Hansen-Turton, Co-founder
Nicholas Torres, Co-founder