UA Shaping the Future

”The University of Aveiro, together with the University of Aveiro Students Union, have been developing the University 5.0 project, which aims to promote, in the Academy and in interaction with the Society, a discussion on topics such as innovation, teaching, entrepreneurship, and employment.

In 2020, and within the University 5.0 scope, we will organize in an online format the “UA Shaping the Future” Conference, which will take place on December 16th. The Conference aims to envision 2030 in dimensions such as higher education ecosystems, campuses, skills, teaching and learning process, and digital transformation.


10:00 – 11:00 (Central European Time) | 9:00 – 10:00 (Portugal Time)

What will the higher education ecosystem be like in 2030? Who will be the education providers? How will they compete/interact? What will they offer to learners? What is the role of international cooperation networks in this ecosystem?
Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL)
Pedro Santa Clara, Diretor of the 42 Lisboa
Bruno Vilhena, PhD in Public Policies and MSc in Economics
Moderator: Paulo Jorge Ferreira, Rector of the University of Aveiro

11:30 – 12:30 (Central European Time) | 10:30 – 11:30 (Portugal Time)

What will be a University Campus in 2030? What is the role of technology in this concept? What paths to sustainability? What will life be like on campuses? What effect will this have on the well-being of communities?
Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sílvia Luís, ISCTE-IUL
Flora Hentz, MSc in Applied Marine Biology
Moderator: Alexandra Queirós, Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro

12:30 – 13:30 (Central European Time) | 11:30 – 12:30 (Portugal Time)

What skills will society and the labor market seek? How will the training ecosystem respond to these demands? What could be the role of different education providers? What can be the role of universities?
António Costa Silva, CEO of Partex Oil and Gas
António Feijó, Pro-Rector of the University of Lisbon
José Garrido, Degree in Biology and Geology
Moderator: João Veloso, Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro

15:00 – 16:00 (Central European Time) | 14:00 – 15:00 (Portugal Time)

What is the teacher’s role in learning in 2030? What about the role of other learners? What methodologies will prevail? What is the role of technology? Can the learning process be linked to the social impact on communities?
Terry Maguire, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland
Bettina Maisch, Professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Head of Education and Qualification at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE), Germany
Moderator: António Alves, President of the University of Aveiro Students Union

16:30 – 17:30 (Central European TIme) | 15:30 – 16:30 (Portugal Time)

How can we transform learning through digitalization? What advantages can it bring to the learning experience? How can it help academic success? How to promote it? How to empower communities for digitalization? Speakers:
Pedro Saraiva, Dean, NOVA Information and Management School (NOVA IMS), Lisbon, Portugal
José Alferes, Pro-Rector of NOVA, Lisbon Portugal
Filipe Vale, Integrated Master in Computer Engineering and Telematics Moderator: José Neto Vieira, Pro-Rector of the University of Aveiro

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