PANEL DISCUSSION: Whose future? Rethinking the future of higher education


9.2.2023 at 12.30 - 14.00
Climate change, decreasing planetary wellbeing and the war in Ukraine have challenged the Western way of life and Western cultural, political and economic domination. Simultaneously, high expectations have been set for the potential of higher education and science to provide continuity in their core functions while addressing these emerging problems. They nurture humanism, interdisciplinary research and technological development, all of which are expected to provide adequate means to address the current challenges.

How are higher education systems encountering and thinking about these expectations? What are some of the key problems facing higher education from a global point of view, and how should these problems be addressed? How should the aims and governance of higher education be rethought?

In this panel chaired by professor emeritus Risto Rinne and academy research fellow Johanna Kallo, the following leading scholars in higher education and globalization will discuss these important questions.

Professor Simon Marginson, University of Oxford
Emeritus Professor Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
Professor Bjørn Stensaker, University of Oslo
Emeritus Professor Jussi Välimaa, University of Jyväskylä

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