Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

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Panel Discussion:

Aligning Higher Education with Societal Needs: Adapting to Changing Demands

This panel aims to explore the critical role of higher education institutions in aligning with and meeting the evolving needs of society. As the demands placed on higher education continue to change, it is imperative for institutions to adapt and respond effectively. This discussion will delve into the challenges, strategies, and opportunities associated with aligning higher education with societal needs in an ever-changing landscape. Examining the importance of aligning academic programs, research priorities, and institutional strategies with the evolving needs of society and the job market.

Overall, the panel aims at:

  • Considering the drivers and importance of aligning with and meeting the evolving needs of society.
  • Providing practical strategies for identifying, assessing, and responding to emerging societal needs.
  • Sharing examples of successful collaborations and partnerships that address societal challenges.
  • Discussing best practices pertinent to adapting curriculum, programs, and student support services to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.