The Global Virtual University – a Way to a Less Elitist, Elite Education

Lena Adamson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden and Anders Flodström, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

We need to build systems for linking student recruitment, education and active matchmaking to the labor market – embedding universities into a larger societal context to match these competencies into the right context for their working life

Lena AdamsonAnders FlodströmThe knowledge society is characterized by a paradox: at the same time as a rapid increase of international cooperation and collaboration takes place – academic institutions and their researchers, their teachers and students are more agile and mobile than ever, creating new networks and mixing personal and professional relationships in totally new ways – the race where regions and nations compete about how to generate the best academic education, research and innovation activities to gain a global competitive advantage, is stronger than ever. We need to build systems for linking student recruitment, education and active matchmaking to the labor market – embedding universities into a larger societal context to match these competencies into the right context for their working life. We need to Invest in research to understand students interactions with content, media, teachers and fellow students. We need to Invest in research to build education expert systems based on AI.

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