A skills university built for the digital economyredefining how education provides talent to the demand economy – one job at a time.
Education for employment
According to McKinsey’s Education for Employment research, there is a major gap between the perception of universities and employers/youths concerning what they learn in education and what they need for a job.
We have built ELU as a university designed to bridge the skills gap by developing talent and engaging with employers for the skills they need now.
With our scalable work-based and online approach, we are investing in talent for the fourth industrial revolution.
Our innovation makes us scalable
Over the next 10 years, ELU will shape the futures of over 100,000 talented young people in Europe by innovating:
There is global demand for skills that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Target countries for matching employers and talents are selected by local market, size, and skills shortages: Turkey, followed by Eastern Europe, then greater Europe. Our model tracks promising talent and visionary employers looking for growth.
“By 2020 there will be a global shortfall of 85 million high and middle skilled workers.”
“We want to create an example for the future of workforce development in the digital economy – radically integrating education and jobs.”
– Alper Utku, Founder and President of European Leadership University
Managing Director, Octagon Capital
Co-Founder, Clayton Christenson Institute
Author and Thinker: Driving Innovation
Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust
Author and Thinker: Impact of Technology on Society
Managing Partner, Mediterra Capital Partners
Entrepreneur / Advisor
ELU is backed up by Talent Partners headquartered in Amsterdam with 25 years of successful business track record in Turkey and Netherlands. Talent Partners has been actively involved in skills development since 1992 having touched more than 250,000 managers and professionals.
“The genesis of ELU was a small training firm in Istanbul with a big heart and vision of the future of education. ELU is now a world leader in technology-driven talent development. ELU matches the growing and unsatisfied demand from the corporate world for relevant skills with the supply of degree-level young talent from countries where students could not normally afford to take the risk of getting a degree without the guarantee of a job. By leveraging the latest technology to deliver education and training in a low cost flexible way, it can serve a global market and help solve some of the world’s economic migration problems. ELU is an exciting investment opportunity because the global growth potential is huge and barriers to entry are high. I am very proud to have been involved from the start of this journey.”
– Paul Collins, Chairman, Equiteq