Interviewed in Forbes India

Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez LLB., MBA., Ph.D. H., is the Founder and Managing Director of AKBS. He is a 25 years old lawyer and journalist with long experience in Higher Education and author of 8 books that become a reference in education and fellow of many Royal Societies of Great Britain.He has a fruitful relation with India as Visiting Professor and Advisor to the Pranab Mukherjee Chair for Sustainable Development, Research, Skill Advancement and Education at ICFAI University. Sir Manuel uses to work as a contributor of Higher Education in Universities like Harvard, University of Southern California, Yale, California-Berkeley, Indiana and Oregon.

Sir Manuel said: “Online education is the future of the education system in a changing world. This change needs new teaching methodologies and the application of advanced technology in education to adapt personal relations and learning in a multicultural world”.Based in his own words, they offer courses online of professional leaders of their sectors, with the possibility of making internship and learning face-to-face with advisors of HNWI, Members of the United Nations and owners of leading companies.

AKBS launched in 2020 a high-quality online education program with low-cost short brief courses of actual topics helping countries for cultural exchange based on the project “Cross-Cultural and Cross-Functional Higher Education Project”, a partnership for SDGs Initiative Registered in the database of United Nations of AKBS.AKBS recently opened its program of fellows, with many distinguished people with the Honorary Degree of Fellow (FAKBS) who are mentoring in the fields of arts, business, philanthropic and sciences, for the advancement of educational bridges between cultures.

Having such distinguished personalities there are Chef Alan Coxon (BBC TV Presenter), Sayed Hadi Al Alawi (Chairman of Al Hayat Group), Meshari Al-Khaled (Managing Director of S&P Global Ratings in Saudi Arabia), H.R.M. Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram (Head of the Royal House of Sulu) or H.E. Dr. Mohamed Elsamani Elwasila (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of State of Sudan), Massimo Falcioni (CEO of Etihad Credit Insurance), between others.This global challenge of online higher education for XXI Century is mainly directed by Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal with the advisory of Afaf Konja, Sir Anthony Ritossa, Sir Brian Luining, Mohamed Al Ali, Luis Suarez, Igor Eleferenko, Amb. Paulette Bethel, Sheikh Ahmed El Haiba and two leaders in education from India who are Dr. Hari Eppanapally and Dr. Jagganath Patnaik; having in mind their core values of Entrepreneurial and Success Spirit, Independence and Diversity and Relevance in Research and Teaching.