University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

The fourth annual meeting of the University of the Future Network will take place in Milan, Italy, at the University of Milano-Bicocca. The main topic that will be explored during the meeting will be the relationship between university/universities and the enterprise world.

About the meeting

The meeting will start on the 10th of November with a network event, followed by one full day (11th of November) of presentations, discussions and meetings with local scholars and researchers. On the 12th of November a public event titled “Learning partnerships for innovation: fostering university & enterprise dialogue” will provide space for discussion about four main topics:

  • the digital university and its relationship with enterprise
  • access and inclusion in the transition to the workplace
  • partnerships and networking between universities and companies
  • executive and industrial PhDs
Read more about the public event

Who is attending?

UFN members:

  • Helen Avery, Lund University
  • Martha Burkle, University of Alberta
  • Adão Carvalho, Universidade de Évora
  • Eva Cendon, Fernuniversitët in Hagen
  • Josep Duart, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Sarah Guri-Rosenblit, Open University of Israel
  • Carina Lion, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Mpine Makoe, University of South Africa
  • Andrea Mangiatordi, University of Milano Bicocca
  • Dorothee Schulte, Fernuniversitët in Hagen

Why Milano Bicocca?

The University of Milano-Bicocca is located in a district of the city of Milan where many national and international companies have placed their headquarters and offices. The high variety of subjects and careers available in its 14 Departments make it an interesting starting point for the development of participated reflection about the future of academic institutions.

UNESCO – Futures of Education Report: Reimagining our futures together