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1 Future of Universities Yunus Söylet President of Istanbul University

2 In order to increase the pleasure, enthusiasm and efforts of real scientist, necessary motivations have to be provided to them To achieve advancements in science, all the material, social, technical requirements have to be maintained Biruni: 973 – 1061 Astronomy, mathematics, science, geography and history

3 Istanbul University Central Campus

4 Istanbul University had three different periods in the history Madrasah (1453-1846) Darülfünun (1846-1933) Istanbul University (1933- ……..) Oldest university in Turkey & one of the oldest 10 in Europe

5 Responsibilities of Contemporary Universities Knowledge generation Transformation of knowledge into technology and product Knowledge transfer

6 Global usage of knowledge Change in economic, social, and cultural life Knowledge generation& Increase in the country’s increase the knowledge, competitive advantage skills and competencies of individuals Global Information Economy

7 1.Increasing demand 2.New age groups 3.Increasing competition 4.Integration of technology into our lives 5.New higher education providers 6.Globalization / Internationalization The Impact Of Global Knowledge On Higher Education OECD : 20 years/ twice student number

8 - based on competition - standardization - cross boundries The effects of globalization Change in Higher Education

9 The withdraw of government from production Focus on regulation and control Budget restrictions for higher education Change in Relationships of Government- Higher Education

10 Instead of government-university collaboration, now focusing on industry-university collaboration Acceleration in transformation of knowledge to technology and product Change In Research Function

11 International accredited programs Providing opportunities to students all around the world to make fieldwork Focus on discussing international issues and encouraging face to face communication in courses and multi-disciplinary Change in Education Function Curriculum development for raising global citizens

12 Traditional System: Teaching Inputs Courses, modules and content defined by instructors Modern System: Teaching Outputs Indicators about what should students know and what can do after graduation Not the purpose of teaching, refers to the student's learning success Changes in Teaching Function

13 Distance Education Variety of internet and other technologies Competitive advantage of ( MOOCs… ) Advancements in Education and Communication Technologies

14 International qualified researchers and faculty members International qualified students International conferences and activities International research / study / internship opportunities Internationalization International mobility-diversity among students and faculty members

15 Internationalization Students can learn from different cultures Increase in research Increase in collaboration Improvement in academic quality Innovative curriculum International solidarity Advantages

16 Commercialization Increase in bureaucracy ( International hyper- bureaucracy) Increase in student numbers Decrease in quality Standard curriculum Standard individuals Brain drain Disappearance of locality Internationalization Disadvantages Risk of transformation to Vocational Schools

17 Aims of Contemporary Universities Research for the society benefit Knowledge generation for society and environment Easily employed and mobile graduates Useable knowledge Individuals that have “international knowledge and cross cultural competencies”

18 Universities are not the only institutions that generate knowledge Basic science research will be their strenght for many years Private sector will attract innovative students/ instructors Strategies for discovering competent individuals Future of Universities


20 It will be difficult to compete with private universities Collaboration with industry-joint projects Strategy development for rankings Working on developing technological products Encouraging technology transfer and commercialization Working closely with local and central government Future of Universities


22 Social responsibility projects-policies for achieving the society’s respect Flexible programs for easily employability Work with alumni MOOCs It is difficult to gain qualified students

23 Changes in Students’ Profile Elite education Mass education High school graduates For all ages National International Like us Web generation Only education Job+Education Task-oriented As I want (dictating) Rules Flexible and changeable University in the future

24 Respect to student as individual, Active students, student oriented education Providing discussion and reserch areas to students Re-structuring universities based on removing discriminations University in the future Encouraging Innovative Thinking

25 Being competitive Accountability (government/ society/ stakeholders) Equivalency diploma National and international accreditation and quality systems University in the future Accreditation and Quality Processes

26 Future of Universities Encouraging local, cultural, arts, and literature studies Course selection between faculities Social responsibility projects Working on protecting local values


28 Globalization & Threats Variety vs Standardizations Balancing of these two opposite concepts is the mission of education

29 Those who owns the knowledge rules the world The most important resource is human resource Those who play teamwork will be successful !!! Last Remarks


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