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Creating the University of the Future

A Global View on Future Skills and Future Higher Education

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  • New concepts for Future Skills in Higher Education
  • Global perspective on a current scientific issue
  • Good practice and methods for Future Skills from leading Higher Education Institutions
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This open access publication presents a global panorama of institutional strategies, academic programs, scholarly insights as well as teaching and learning practices taking stock of the Future Skills Turn taking place in higher education. Future Skills have evolved to be one of the most important priorities for the development of higher education institutions globally. Students and graduates learn how to acquire Future Skills for their lives and careers and for shaping societies towards more sustainable futures. Institutions, teachers and policy makers gain insights into strategies to shape the Future Skills Turn in higher education and create the University of the Future.


Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Setting the Scene – Future Skills in Higher Education

  2. Future Skills – Foundations and Shapes of a New Emerging Concept in a Global View

Editors and Affiliations

  • Forschungsgruppe NextEducation @ Fakultät Wirtschaft, DHBW Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Laura Eigbrecht

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is an internationally renowned Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Karlsruhe which he headed as Vice-President between 2011 and 2017. He is founder and Director of NextEducation, a globally operating boutique research group on education futures.

Laura Eigbrecht is principle investigator, teacher and doctoral student at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Karlsruhe and holds degrees in European Media and Culture and Media Pedagogy.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Creating the University of the Future

  • Book Subtitle: A Global View on Future Skills and Future Higher Education

  • Editors: Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Laura Eigbrecht

  • Series Title: Zukunft der Hochschulbildung - Future Higher Education

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  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-42947-8Published: 05 April 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-42948-5Published: 04 April 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2662-5768

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-5776

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXVIII, 611

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Study and Learning Skills, Career Skills, Higher Education, Personal Development

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