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30: The University of the Future – A Haven for Self-Realisation?

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Hauptschule
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The role of universities will reverse: They will no longer be viewed as a public good for social and economic success, or as an individual benefit for students in terms of career prospects. Instead they will become havens for personal development and self-realisation within an increasingly instrumentalised and marketised world of education and training. A negative scenario? Not necessarily.

Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd

B.Sc. Ph.D Howard WILLIAMSON

Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd

 Dr Howard Williamson is Professor of European Youth Policy at the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom. Previously he worked at the Universities of Oxford, Cardiff and Copenhagen and has held visiting positions at universities and research institutes in Hong Kong, Malta, Croatia, China, France, Australia and Iran. He is a qualified youth worker and ran a youth centre for 25 years in parallel with his academic research. He has advised many levels of governance on youth policy issues, from the Welsh and UK governments, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. He co-ordinated the Council of Europe’s international reviews of national youth policy and wrote three volumes on ‘Supporting Young People in Europe’ drawing lessons from the 21 country reviews. He is a trustee of Grassroots - the Cardiff City Centre Youth Project, the European Forum Alpbach Foundation, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People. Since 2002, he has been Organisational Secretary of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 34. In 2002, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and, in 2016, a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO).

Higher Education Symposium

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19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans be Optimised?”Culture

20.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10OpeningPlenary
07:10 - 07:20Framing the ChallengePlenary
07:20 - 08:30Times They are a-Changin’ – How Societal Trends Impact European UniversitiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:00Transformation Messages for UniversitiesPlenary
10:00 - 10:15Introduction to the World CaféPlenary
11:50 - 12:00Universities of the Future – Showcasing Transformation in ActionBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 01: Scientists in Society: Towards Interdisciplinary Capacity BuildingBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 02: How Can Internal Quality Management Assure Competence-Based Education?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 03: Arts-Based Research on the Doctoral LevelBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 04: Artistic Practice Equipping Us for a Changing WorldBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 05: Blogging for Interactive Critical ThinkingBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 06: Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for TeachersBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 07: Technology and Art as a Symbiosis for Media ProfessionsBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 08: Education by Two: Tertiary Education Jointly Designed by Universities and CorporationsBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 09: Supporting Women Is Important, But What About Supporting Men?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 10: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching to Foster Mutual Understanding of Different DisciplinesBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 11: Addressing Student-Centred Learning in External Quality AssuranceBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 12: Mastering Challenges of Lifelong Learning at UniversitiesBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 13: Online Teaching for All!Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 14: Doctoral Education in a Global Context: Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 15: The Role of Universities in a Knowledge-Based SocietyBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 16: Education in Sustainable Development: Implementation and EvaluationBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 17: Gaming Simulation for Training in Systems-ManagementBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 18: Active Learning in Spite of a Large Amount of Material – An Illusion?!Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 19: How Can Public Health Education Be Constructed Flexibly?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 20: How Can a University Assert Itself in the International Environment?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 21: Learning by Researching. A Best Practice Example where “Money Matters”Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 22: In Austria, Dropouts Aren’t Dropouts and Students Aren’t StudentsBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 23: Transfinlandia: Gender Invention in Artistic EducationBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 24: Service Learning – Applied Knowledge in Higher EducationBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 25: How to Combine Different Disciplines to Face Bioeconomic Challenges?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 26: Living Knowledge – Social Impact in Higher EducationBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 27:  University Meets Industry  A Lifelong Learning ProjectBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 28: Lab Inter Arts – A Platform for Cross-Cultural Performance ProjectsBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 29: Community-Based Learning through Community Health AssessmentBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 30: The University of the Future – A Haven for Self-Realisation?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 31: Teaching Research? Interdisciplinary Grant-Writing Skills for PhD StudentsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: What are the Implications of Internationalisation for Students?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Shaping the Future – Concrete Next Steps for ActionBreakout
18:00 - 18:45Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher EducationPlenary
18:45 - 19:30CityScienceTalk: Universities – Trendsetters for a Changing World?Plenary
19:30 - 21:00ReceptionSocial
21:15 - 21:30Closing RemarksPlenary

21.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and ChallengesPartner
09:00 - 10:30The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions – Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse?Partner