Discussion Forum “The Future of Higher Education” - Tokyo College

Discussion Forum “The Future of Higher Education”

2023.03.08 @ 17:00 – 18:30
Discussion Forum "The Future of Higher Education"

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Date(s) Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm JST

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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)

Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
Contact tokyo.college.event@tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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