“to tackle the spread of nationalism”
Naturally, Soros took a swipe at Trump when announcing the program.
Billionaire George Soros Pledges $1 Billion University Fund To Fight ‘Would-Be Dictators’
George Soros pledged $1 billion to fund a new university network to tackle the spread of nationalism in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the financier and philanthropist also condemned President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping.
The Hungarian-born U.S. billionaire announced the Open Society University Network (OSUN) as an international platform for teaching and research that existing universities all over the world would be able to join.
Soros said the OSUN is the “innovative educational network that the world really needs,” adding that his Open Society Foundation will be “contributing” $1 billion to establish the international platform for teaching and research.
Soros said the network was “the most important project of my life” and would build on the work of his Open Society Fund, which has invest billions into pro-democracy and human rights projects around the world.
The billionaire also had stinging remarks for President Trump (calling him “a con man” and “the ultimate narcissist”), Facebook and the leaders of China and India in his annual speech at Davos.
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