The Global Future Skills Project intends to build the first global entry point to access visionary higher education programs aiming at future skills for their graduates – with a good practice web portal and an academic book publication.

About Future Skills

The starting point for the enormous career of the Future Skills concept is the insight that current concepts of higher education do not meet the urgent needs of our societies with convincing future concepts. Neither they are fit to help sustain our environment nor associated social or economic challenges. While social challenges are by an accelerating process of globalization and digital advancement, at the same time these are the very forces that enable a multitude of new options for human development. In this situation of digital acceleration, the characteristic feature is that of uncertainty and the inevitable necessity is that of creative responsibility.

Future Skills Finder

The Future Skills Finder is an interactive map. Each station represents a Future Skills Profile. Hover over the stations or simply click them to find out more!

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Zur Zukunft der Hochschulbildung

Die Corona Krise macht eines deutlich: Die Bedingungen in denen wir Bildung organisieren, können sich schnell ändern. Schneller und radikaler als wir es bislang für möglich gehalten haben. Wurde Digitalisierung bisher noch als Herausforderung verstanden, der wir uns vernünftigerweise zuwenden müssen und die es für die Zukunft zu gestalten gilt, so lässt die derzeitige Situation in dieser Hinsicht keinen Stein auf dem anderen. Nach dem Shutdown – und möge er schnell vorüber gehen – wird Digitalisierung in Bildungseinrichtungen keine Option mehr sein – sie wird zur selbstverständliche Kulturtechnik.

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Future Skill Readiness

Der vorliegende Artikel beleuchtet den Grad, zu dem Hochschulen dazu bereit sind, ihre Absolventinnen und Absolventen mit Future Skills auszustatten (‚Future Skill Readiness‘). Die Frage nach der „Readiness“ von Hochschulen, Future Skills bei ihren Studierenden ausbilden zu können, zeigte Diskrepanzen auf. Die vorliegende Arbeit verfolgt einen bildungsorientierten, sozialökologischen Kompetenzansatz, um ein Modell für Future Skills zu entwerfen.

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The Future Skills Turn

In times of global networked organizations and steadily accelerating product cycles, the model of qualification for future jobs seems debatable. The present international study led to the identification of the change processes that the working and learning world are undergoing as well as of the Future Skills that will be needed in highly emergent future contexts – including digital competences, but transcending them.

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Future Learning, Future Higher Education

The report „Future Skills – Future learning, Future Higher Education focusses on empirically determining future skill demands for higher education. The vast majority of employers surveyed for the “Future of Jobs Report” of the World Economic Forum 2018, expects that in short term, by 2022, the skills required to perform most jobs will have shifted significantly. Are we already having adequate concepts for competence development in higher education? Or is something new, something radical needed?

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The Global Future Skills Project intends to build the first global entry point to access visionary higher education programs aiming at future skills for their graduates – with a good practice web portal and an academic book publication.

About Future Skills

The starting point for the enormous career of the Future Skills concept is the insight that current concepts of higher education do not meet the urgent needs of our societies with convincing future concepts. Neither they are fit to help sustain our environment nor associated social or economic challenges. While social challenges are by an accelerating process of globalization and digital advancement, at the same time these are the very forces that enable a multitude of new options for human development. In this situation of digital acceleration, the characteristic feature is that of uncertainty and the inevitable necessity is that of creative responsibility.

Future Skills Finder

The Future Skills Finder is an interactive map. Each station represents a Future Skills Profile. Hover over the stations or simply click them to find out more!

[Click here to try]

Zur Zukunft der Hochschulbildung

Die Corona Krise macht eines deutlich: Die Bedingungen in denen wir Bildung organisieren, können sich schnell ändern. Schneller und radikaler als wir es bislang für möglich gehalten haben. Wurde Digitalisierung bisher noch als Herausforderung verstanden, der wir uns vernünftigerweise zuwenden müssen und die es für die Zukunft zu gestalten gilt, so lässt die derzeitige Situation in dieser Hinsicht keinen Stein auf dem anderen. Nach dem Shutdown – und möge er schnell vorüber gehen – wird Digitalisierung in Bildungseinrichtungen keine Option mehr sein – sie wird zur selbstverständliche Kulturtechnik.

More

Future Skill Readiness

Der vorliegende Artikel beleuchtet den Grad, zu dem Hochschulen dazu bereit sind, ihre Absolventinnen und Absolventen mit Future Skills auszustatten (‚Future Skill Readiness‘). Die Frage nach der „Readiness“ von Hochschulen, Future Skills bei ihren Studierenden ausbilden zu können, zeigte Diskrepanzen auf. Die vorliegende Arbeit verfolgt einen bildungsorientierten, sozialökologischen Kompetenzansatz, um ein Modell für Future Skills zu entwerfen.

More

The Future Skills Turn

In times of global networked organizations and steadily accelerating product cycles, the model of qualification for future jobs seems debatable. The present international study led to the identification of the change processes that the working and learning world are undergoing as well as of the Future Skills that will be needed in highly emergent future contexts – including digital competences, but transcending them.

More

Future Learning, Future Higher Education

The report „Future Skills – Future learning, Future Higher Education focusses on empirically determining future skill demands for higher education. The vast majority of employers surveyed for the “Future of Jobs Report” of the World Economic Forum 2018, expects that in short term, by 2022, the skills required to perform most jobs will have shifted significantly. Are we already having adequate concepts for competence development in higher education? Or is something new, something radical needed?

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Explore the Future Skills Universe

Explore Future Skills

The NextSkills Studies suggest a new framework for Future Skills which consists of 17 clearly defined Future Skills Profiles. In addition, the Future Skills Triple Helix reference framework has been developed, giving a foundation for the Future Skills.

Explore Future Universities

The NextSkills Studies call for rethinking higher education and propose clear-cut drivers for the development of the University of the Future. Explore four scenarios for the University of the Future.

Explore the Initiative

NextSkills is an initiative of global interest. It has been started as a set of research studies conducted by the working group on digital transformation of education and learning, headed by Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers. Learn more about the research projects and global partners.

Library

Future Skills is an overarching theme and is raising interest in many communties, from higher education, policy makers to business leaders, nationally and globally. In this section, we are gathering discussions, hot news, presentations and more for downloading.

MPAED 2021

16. September 2021, online

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