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Evolution Of The Ivory Tower To Spark Creative Innovation

Evolution of the Ivory Tower to Spark Creative Innovation

The tenth set of articles from The Future of Universities Thoughtbook |North American Edition introduces Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Samsung Electronics, Rajiv Dhawan, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ángel Cabrera and the Former President of Bennington College, Mariko Silver.

In the article “University-Industry Collaboration in the “Asian Century””, Rajiv Dhawan delivers a closer view on the future roles of Asian universities and how they can be beneficial to the North American and European university systems. These new roles can foster talent and provide funding sources that will increase innovation.

In his vision of the future, “The Fall of the Ivory Tower”, Ángel Cabrera foresees university no longer a secluded outpost, from the world but as a bustling gathering place for teachers, learners, innovators and many more. Universities will find new ways to collaborate and become full-fledged partners in workforce training and innovation at the same time remaining as a pillar of our democracy.  

In her article, “Creating Imaginative Colleges to Prepare Students for the Future”, Mariko Silver reminds us of the importance of creativity and imagination to solve the most urgent challenges. Visionary universities should empower graduates to build a better future and foster talent that will generate novel and creative ideas.

The Future of Universities Thoughtbook | North American Edition is a compilation of 40 visions written by North American experts detailing what universities will look like by 2040.

The Future of Universities Thoughtbook | North American Edition

The Thoughtbook artfully collates a group of 40 diverse voices and narratives while sketching out the future roles of universities, their relevance, and their evolving position within the broader ecosystem of knowledge and innovation production. They are divided into 5 thematic sections – Disrupting Education, Collision of Technology and Humanity, Socially Engaged University, University-Business Cooperation and Institutional Change. With different foci, each of them contributes to creating insightful for further dialogue on how universities would shape the future by 2040. In doing so, a wide palette of university future scenarios comes to light.

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