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Talent Repurposing the University of Tomorrow


The eleventh set of articles from The Future of Universities Thoughtbook |North American Edition introduces Founder of Creating Collaborative Change, Tammy Lakes, Senior Vice President Innovation and Economic Development at Wexford Science + Technology, Thomas Osha and Chief Executive Officer at AURP, Brian Darmody.

In her article “Repurposing Universities for Tomorrow”, Tammy Lakes predicts that the human experience will evolve at much faster pace between now and 2040. She further anticipates that universities will need to teach adaptability and repurpose their functions for tomorrow’s needs.

In the article, “Talent the Key Currency of the Future”, Thomas Osha foresees universities creating pathways to connect intellectual capital of their faculty and students with companies. Experiential learning programs and greater accessibility to university will foster a more diverse student population.

In his visons of the future, “University Research Parks, Incubators, and Innovation Districts in 2040: What Will They Look Like?”, Brian Darmody illustrates how universities’ economic outreach centres and research parks will look like 20 years from now.  

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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