Global Challenges and Directions in Higher Education

13 April 2023.  Giorgio Marinoni, International Association of Universities.
Global Challenges and Directions in Higher Education

On Thursday the 13th of April 2023 at 6.00 pm, Giorgio Marinoni, from the International Association of Universities will give a seminar entitled Global Challenges and Directions in Higher Education The seminar will provide a thorough overview of the developments and changes that have occurred in Higher Education since the Second Wordl War and will anayse current trends and directions in Higher Education throughout the world. The poster of the seminar is available here


For more than 50 years higher education is expanding all around the world. More and more people can benefit from higher education. However, many challenges persist, access and success in higher education is unequally distributed among countries and individuals, and the higher education sector must continuously adapt and transform to respond to societal needs. This lecture briefly presents the major trends in higher education and research around the world, discusses the current challenges and possible future developments.

Biographical Sketch
Giorgio Marinoni has been Manager of Higher Education and Internationalization at the International Association of Universities (IAU), since February 2015. He oversees Internationalization as one of the four strategic priorities of the Association. Among his responsibilities at IAU are research projects, advisory services and external representation of the Association for what concerns internationalization Before his current position at IAU, Giorgio Marinoni worked for UNICA, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe, in the field of internationalization and higher education policy and reform at the European level and beyond. He has been an active member of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) at local, national and international level, and served the ESN as its President in 2007 – 2008.

Image: A building of the University of Bologna, regarded by many as the oldest University in the Western world.

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