Imagine! Science, knowledge, and wisdom in the University of the Future
- Maryan Abdulkarim, activist and journalist
- Li Andersson, Chairperson of the Left Alliance
- Tarja Halonen, President of Finland 2000–2012
- Stefan Ingves, Governor of Sveriges Riksbank
- Alf Rehn, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark
- Göran Rosenberg, author and journalist
The future both fascinates and scares us. The future represents the unknown, that of which we do not yet have knowledge. Any discussion of the future is, by necessity, a discussion about knowledge – how it is produced, how it is controlled, how it is disseminated. For universities, often seen as temples dedicated to both the production and the protection of knowledge, the future is something of a cipher and a challenge, particularly in an age that fetishizes change and innovation.
In 2018, Åbo Akademi University celebrates its centennial. These 100 years have contained manifold accomplishments but also many tumultuous changes – to universities as institutions and to the notion(s) of knowledge they work with. This is why we have opted to celebrate our centennial by attempting to imagine what the next 100 years might hold. We wish to see to the future of knowledge production, the ways in which science can and will change, and challenge the notion of the university.
The invited thinkers, activists and policy makers will share their ideas about science, knowledge, and wisdom in the university of the future. The seminar language is English. It is open to the public and free of charge. Register here.
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