Shaping the future of higher education

Boasting one of Europe’s most liberal and innovative economies, Finland's EU presidency has the chance to push for a ‘fast lane’ for tech and AI in Europe, and show Europe a way forward in the age of AI, writes Christian Walther Øyrabø. [ND3000/Shutterstock]

The education sector is facing a process of rethinking in order to provide future students with new skills required for working in a world that is changing ever more rapidly.

Students should be trained to be prepared and responsive when huge technological breakthroughs such as digitisation and artificial intelligence become part of our ordinary life.

But some social aspects also need to be addressed. Filling the gap between theoretical knowledge and competencies needed by the labour market is not enough, as even well-trained people will struggle to find a job if educational disparities among European regions persist.

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