A new generation of leaders: through their eyes
A closing panel of dynamic young leaders provide unique perspectives on university and college education. Through their eyes we explore the current role, and future requirements of tertiary education in a world where countries and people are increasingly closely connected and where many of the challenges we face are global.
- What is their experience of tertiary education and what purpose do they think universities and colleges serve? Are these just about research and teaching students? Or do they play a role in economic development and growth - locally, regionally, nationally and globally?
- What is their responsibility to society – do they have a legitimate role in promoting and safeguarding equity, justice and democracy? Are they political as well as economic and social players? Do their growing international activities and connections make them the new face of international diplomacy? And how well do they currently do any of these?
- What should their role be in the future - what should they aim to be and to achieve? And what would need to change for them to achieve that?