UNIVERSITIES OF THE FUTURE

Continuous education, research and outreach on the area of Industry 4.0


Continuous education, research and outreach on the area of Industry 4.0

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems, we don’t even know are problems yet.” Most of us have come across this famous insight of former Secretary of Education Richard Riley about the state of education already in 2014.  As a matter of fact, we have always lived in uncertain times and prepared for a mysterious revolution ahead of us. Western economieshave already undergone three industrial revolutionscharacterized by technological advances and an accelerating pace of change in a workplace. The transformation of work has resulted in identifying a set of transferable skills that will prepare all students, regardless of their discipline or professional field, for working in the unknown future. These “21st century skills” often involve competencies related to learning and innovation, digital literacy as well as career and life.

The Erasmus + Project Universities of the Future (UoF) for three years brought together higher education institutions , businesses and public organizations from Finland, Poland and Portugal, to collaborate within the Industry 4.0 framework to co-create innovative and multidisciplinary solutions adjusted to the current and upcoming challenges of a digital era. As the project comes to an end, we invite you to explore the results of the project, which can be found on the links below:

1. Best practices for education 4.0 report
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Read the E-book (Available in English, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese)

2. State-of-maturity of education for Industry 4.0
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Read the Briefing Notes (Available in English, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese)

3. Blueprint for the University of the Future
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Download Briefing Notes (Available in English, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese)

4. Train-the-Trainer course “Tools and Methods for Co-creating events”
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5. Virtual Teaching and Learning Factory for Industry 4.0
(https://www.universitiesofthefuture.academy/)

Lessons in English with subtitles available in Finnish, Polish and Portuguese

6. Toolkit for teachers: Tools and Methods
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Read the Briefing

7. Toolkit for teachers: Technologies
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Read the Briefing (Available in English, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese)

8. Handbook for Industry
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Read the Briefing (Available in English, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese)

9. Handbook for Higher Education
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Read the Briefing (Available in English, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese)

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