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The aim of this creative workshop is to share knowledge and collectively analyse the current situation of the university to then (re-) design and co-create a vision of the future university, highlighting its potential roles and functions. From the collaborative work, you will develop a vision of the future university by 2050 and how the university is likely to develop into the future and walk away with a blueprint for how you can drive change towards the future university.

Designed for
This workshop has been designed to support diverse university stakeholders, including university managers, leaders, administrators, professionals as well as academics who are seeking new ways of how their university can increase its relevance in the future.

Drawing on research, best practice cases and expert contributions, this workshop combines energetic discussions and creative exercises to stretch your thinking and engage you in co-creating the future university.
After an introduction to the forces influencing universities, you will co-create the university of the future. After a description of the roles of the future university, you will then co-create a roadmap for the development of the future university.

As a result of this workshop, you will have:

  • A vision of the future and clarity about the possible directions of the further development of university as an institution.
  • Specific best practice examples from global leaders in university engagement.
  • A more holistic understanding of the changing context, universities find themselves in
  • Deeper knowledge about the possible roles universities might play in the future.

Expert facilitators

Prof. Todd Davey

Prof. Dr. Todd Davey has consulted to the European Commission, the Australian Government, the Vietnamese Government and is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. The co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem model, he was the Project Manager of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and businesses and the Creator of TechAdvance™, an online tool for evaluating technologies. Todd is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUST) in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Affiliated with the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre at Münster University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) in Germany, Balzhan Orazbayeva researches university-business collaboration and social innovation. She was a senior analyst in the consulting project for the European Commission (DG Education and Culture), implementing the largest European study in the area of university-business cooperation. Balzhan is the co-creator of the Future of Universities Thoughtbook and the Future of Universities Thoughtbook | Australian Edition. She leads creative research process as part of Erasmus+ project in the field of social innovation. In her role of educator, Balzhan is a learning designer and lecturer in social innovation and entrepreneurship. She also coordinates industry projects executed by students as part of International Marketing and Strategic Marketing modules at MUAS. Balzhan is a doctoral candidate at VU Amsterdam and focuses in her PhD on academic and business engagement in education-driven university-business collaboration. She holds a Bachelor degree on International Relations in a field of political and social sciences from German-Kazakh University (DKU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan and a Master degree on Integrative Project Management from Dresden University of Technology (TUD) in Germany.

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