WHY AN AUSTRALIAN EDITION?
Are Australian universities fit for the future? How do they need to develop to ensure they support education and research needs in an uncertain future?
These question were addressed in the Future of Universities Thoughtbook | Australian Edition, which brings together 20 visions from invited professionals to create a vision for the future of universities and how they could potentially impact the world and their community over the next 21 years.
Initiated by the UIIN Australian Chapter, this edition of the Thoughtbook becomes a thought starter for the development of the Future-Oriented Australian University – a vision for the university by 2040 (University 4.0) whereby academics and students work in real time symbiotic partnerships with industry, government and societal stakeholders to simultaneously create and implement new knowledge and solutions to address business and social issues.
SECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
ExU – a Learning (Design) Laboratory
A Transformed Future
How Will the University Look in 2040?
The University in 2040 – Moving towards Education 4.0
Future of International Education in Australia
The Cambrian Explosion of Technology and Its Impact on Education
Harnessing Opportunities for Universities in the Digital Economy
Tech-Led Communities and Real-Time Virtual Learning
Setting Forth on the 7Cs
Digital Transformation – Universities in Change
2040: Skilling Ecospaces Driven by Partners in Social Workforce Plan
Re-defining University-Business Collaboration
Redefining the Town and Gown in 2040
Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Communities to Augment University Engagement: Can This Wait for the Future?
Universities – Engagement or Irrelevance – in 2040
Leo Goedegebuure and V. Lynn Meek
Reflections of a Vice-Chancellor
The More Things Change…?
Changing Idea of the University
Scale, Role and Purpose Matter