The University of the Future Workshop, a joint Colombia-Purdue event, was held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, October 28-29, 2014. Participants included rectors and board members from six top universities in Colombia, along with executive directors of NGOs, government representatives from the U.S. and Colombia, and Purdue faculty and administrators. The workshop was focused on a dialog among participants on key programs and focuses that will allow universities to be responsive to the 21st century needs of the Americas.
This report is a summary of the workshop and is based on the contributions of all the participants. Key themes such as transformative education, collaborative networks of excellence for research education and innovation, and innovation ecosystems are summarized. Recommendations to accelerate transformation of the universities are presented, including the development of networks of excellence in key focus areas.
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