Tokyo College Event: Discussion Forum “The Future of Higher Education”

February 17, 2023


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) March 8, 2023 17:00 — 18:30
Location Online
Venue Zoom Webinar
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Registration Period February 16, 2023 — March 8, 2023


Challenges that both concern and span the globe, such as those indicated by the SDGs, are drawing increasing attention, and the problems resulting from pandemics and economic turmoil have grown more significant. Many of these challenges become apparent as they come in contact with issues at the local and regional level. Rather than attempting to solve individual challenges, however, more fundamental, forward-thinking social transformations are required. In this discussion forum, we explore what social responsibilities universities should fulfill in these circumstances with a special focus on the impact on knowledge production. The forum will also summarize the contents of “The Future of Higher Education” dialogue series held by Tokyo College over seven sessions from December 2022 to March 2023.
For more information about the “The Future of Higher Education” Dialogue Series, click here.


17:00-17:05           Introduction: MINO Takashi
17:05-17:30           “Future of Higher Education” Dialogue Series – Key Ideas: Ahmed BAWA
17:30-17:45           Reimagining Roles of Universities: Dzul RAZAK
17:45-17:55           Video Message “Educational Challenges by UTokyo”: OHTA Kunihiro
17:55-18:00           Respondent 1: KITAMURA Yuto
18:00-18:05           Respondent 2: HOSOKAWA Naoko
18:05-18:25           Discussions
18:25-18:30           Some Final Words: Ahmed BAWA

Speaker Profile

MINO Takashi (Deputy Director, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo)
Ahmed BAWA (Project Professor, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo, Former CEO of Universities South Africa)
Ahmed BAWA (Project Professor, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo, Former CEO of Universities South Africa)
Dzul RAZAK (Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia, Former Secretary-General, International Association of Universities)
OHTA Kunihiro (Executive Vice-President, The University of Tokyo)
KITAMURA Yuto (Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo)
HOSOKAWA Naoko (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo)
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