The business world has high expectations for globalizing universities to better prepare students to contribute and lead as global talent. We asked David Macdonald, representative officer and president of Discovery Japan, about his expectations and hopes for universities in the global era.

Q: As the Japanese arm of a global company, what are Discovery Japan’s mission and vision?

A: Discovery has evolved over the last 30 years from the very first year of the Discovery Channel in the U.S., when the concept was spreading curiosity. Over the years, this became explore your world, and today our main concept or phrase is powering people’s passions. Whether it be on TV, on digital streaming or other events, we are trying to power people’s passions through the medium of video. So, whether you like cars, or science and nature, or food or travel, we want to make sure we have some content for you.