The Future of Universities: Providing Necessary Motivations for Advancements in Science

The Future of Universities: Providing Necessary Motivations for Advancements in Science

In this article, Yunus S. Ysoylet, the President of Istanbul University, discusses the importance of providing necessary motivations for real scientists in

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Slide1          Future of Universities                       Yunus Söylet            President of Istanbul University          

Slide2           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

Slide3        Istanbul University Central Campus

Slide4Istanbul University  had  three  different  periods  in  the  history Madrasah                     (1453-1846) Darülfünun                   (1846-1933) Istanbul  University     (1933-  ……..) O ldest  u niversity  in Turkey & one of the oldest 10 in Europe

Slide5           Responsibilities of Contemporary Universities Knowledge generation        Transformation of knowledge into technology and product Knowledge transfer

Slide6Global 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

Slide71.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

Slide8         -  based on competition        -  standardization          - cross boundries The effects of globalization Change in Higher Education

Slide9The withdraw of government from productionFocus on regulation and control Budget restrictions for higher education Change in Relationships of Government- Higher Education

Slide10 Instead of government-university collaboration, now focusing on industry-university collaboration Acceleration in transformation of knowledge to technology and product      Change In Research Function

Slide11International accredited programsProviding opportunities to s tudents  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

Slide12Traditional 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

Slide13Distance Education    Variety of internet and other technologies     Competitive advantage of ( MOOCs… ) Advancements in Education and Communication Technologies

Slide14international qualified researchers and faculty membersInternational qualified students International conferences and activities International research / study / internship opportunities Internationalization International mobility-diversity among students  and faculty members

Slide15InternationalizationStudents can learn from different cultures Increase in research Increase in collaboration Improvement in academic quality Innovative curriculum International solidarity Advantages

Slide16CommercializationIncrease 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

Slide17Aims of Contemporary UniversitiesResearch for the society benefit Knowledge generation for  society and environment Eas il y employed and mobile graduates Useable knowledge Individuals that have  “international knowledge and cross cultural competencies”  

Slide18universities are not the only institutions that generateknowledge                 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

Slide20            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

Slide22           •  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

Slide23Changes in Students’ ProfileElite 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

Slide24Respect 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

Slide25Being competitive • Accountability (government/ society/ stakeholders) • Equivalency diploma • National and international accreditation and quality systems  University in the future Accreditation and Quality Processes

Slide26Future of UniversitiesEncouraging local,  cultural, arts, and literature studies Course selection between faculities Social responsibility projects Working on protecting local values

Slide28Globalization & Threats                                    Variety                                   vs                               Standardizations  Balancing of these two opposite concepts is the mission of education

Slide29Those who owns the knowledge rules theworld The most important resource is human resource Those who play teamwork will be successful !!! Last Remarks