Slide title: Key Trends of the New Era
Global Challenges need Global Solutions: Pandemics, natural and man-made disasters, displaced populations, water shortages, rising sea levels, food security, etc.
NAE Grand Challenges
Borderless Knowledge Enterprise: National borders no barrier to instant information access, talent recruitment
Shifting Demographics: Rapidly increasing concentration of engineers and scientists in Asia
Shifting Economics: Science and engineering research and education seen as ticket to economic prosperity in large and small developing countries
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