Strona główna Uczelnia Komunikaty Webinarium „Universities and Soft Skills” organizowane przez IFCU 21 marca 2022 r.


Webinarium „Universities and Soft Skills” organizowane przez IFCU 21 marca 2022 r.


Zapraszamy do udziału w webinarium „Universities and Soft Skills” organizowanym przez IFCU 21 marca 2022 r.


MARCH 21- 3 PM (Paris Time)


Across the world, the field of higher education is undergoing dramatic changes, mainly under the impact of Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance and of Artificial Intelligence. The workplace and employment transformations these technologies are creating compel universities to adapt, and rethink both pedagogical approaches and the very nature of the curricula they offer.

With this in mind, IFCU has established a Higher Education Foresight Department, aimed at providing decision support for presidents and managing teams of member-universities. The department will henceforth publish an annual report on ongoing and future changes affecting and likely to affect the near-term landscape of higher education, professional training and the job market – as AI, automation and robotization are penetrating or even taking over an ever-increasing range of professions and trades.

Dr. Corinne Mellul is IFCU’s Head of Research and concentrates in her work on the transformations of higher education and labor under the impact of technology.

For over a decade now, stakeholders and observers across the labor market and tertiary education sectors have been promoting soft skills as the ultimate key to navigating the non-linear, constantly evolving paths of work produced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is posing a major challenge to colleges and universities worldwide, many of which have been struggling to adapt to this new imperative.

Are institutions of higher education apt to face this challenge? Can they and should they equip themselves to deal with this transition? Conversely, should they reaffirm their fundamental missions? Or should they now invent alternative offerings? These are some of the questions that this webinar, organized by IFCU’s Foresight Unit, aims to address.