Higher Education at a Crossroads: Envisioning Future Scenarios for the Field and for Society

December 16, 2022


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Junior high school students / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) December 16, 2022 12:00 — 13:00
Location Online
Venue Zoom Meeting
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Registration Period December 14, 2022 — December 16, 2022
This seminar offers to discuss the transformative power of higher education and at the same time debate what transformations the sector is required to undergo to better respond to the expectations of society. It aims to identify strategic challenges and opportunities ahead.

Hilligje van’t LAND (Secretary-General , International Association of Universities [IAU] )

Dr. Hilligje van’t Land serves the global higher education community as Secretary-General  of the International Association of Universities (IAU) – a global NGO with UNESCO Associate Status. IAU celebrated its 70th anniversary from December 9, 2020 to December 9, 2021. For the past two decades, Dr. Land has fostered the key role of higher education in societal transformation. She supervises the overall program activities of the IAU, develops the Association’s strategic plans and oversees the everyday work of the secretariat. She positioned the IAU as partner in UNESCO work on education for sustainable development and in the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative, and higher education as a key stakeholder for the UN Agenda 2030 – Transforming our world. Dr. Land strongly believes in the importance of international cooperation and intercultural understanding and has developed multilateral projects related to higher education and beyond. For more information, see

Ahmed BAWA (Tokyo College Professor)
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