Relevance and Value of Universities to Future Society


Relevance and Value of Universities to Future Society

The theme of the 16th General Conference is Relevance and Value of Universities to Future Society, and it is the opportunity for Members and beyond to come together in this ‘in person’ event in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the future of higher education.

Universities are traditional and modern, conservative and progressive, inclusive and exclusive. Universities have no boundaries, they are institutions of tremendous power that transcend geographical, social, and cultural limits. Over centuries of existence, they have adapted to externally imposed regulations, norms and pressures and have been responsive to societal expectations and changes in their environment. Their conceptual space is the global landscape of knowledge and ideas. Even when faced with limited financial resources, universities operate from a position of intellectual abundance, wielding tremendous power and influence. Universities are uniquely placed to propose solutions and develop opportunities. They are called to actively shape the local and global agendas as agents of change.

Join IAU @UCD to discuss what kind of transformations in higher education are needed to create the society we want and to ensure that higher education institutions continue to remain relevant and a value to society in times to come.

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Key opportunities

Stand for Election

Consider standing for election to the IAU Administrative Board. Click here to learn more.

Global Networking

Engage with higher education leaders from around the world and discuss the future of higher education in a more sustainable world. 

Discover Ireland

Take the opportunity to stay a few days to discover the excitement of Dublin and the beauty of Ireland with its warm hospitality. Plan your tours here.

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