EDEN President Airina Volungevičienė was invited to participate in the Summit “Beyond the Walls: The University of the Future”, organized by University of the Future Network (UFN) and the University of Pennsylvania Online Learning Initiative.
On October 11th and 12th, the Summit “Beyond the Walls: The University of the Future”, was organized by University of the Future Network (UFN) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Online Learning Initiative, in the format of expert meetings, Panel debates and a short conference.
The aim of the Summit was to discuss and to share different perspectives and models of universities, and to assess topics such as the global university, the digital university, the equitable university and lifelong university. The proposal of UFN as a network contains different perspectives and different visions, because there is not just one university of the future model, it will be several models and different kinds of universities.
The symposium was opened by Josep M. Duart, EDEN Vice President of Research, who established UFN two and a half years ago at the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona with the mission to analyze and to explore how higher education institutions evolve and how this evolution process takes place.
UFN is now an international and interdisciplinary network of experts and researchers in the field of higher education. UFN currently has over fifteen members from fourteen countries and five continents.
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