THE podcast: a new dawn for higher education?

We preview the upcoming virtual World Academic Summit and speak with the University of Toronto’s Susan McCahan about her vision of the future for higher education

August 25, 2020
Podcast (old microphone placed on office desk)

On 1 and 2 September, Times Higher Education’s virtual World Academic Summit will bring together more than 100 speakers to address questions such as: Is the pandemic and the shift to a more digitally based world changing the value of “place” for higher education institutions? Does this create a new opportunity for institutions in the Global South to redefine their public value and research impact? Has the pandemic accelerated trends that were already clear and expected for higher education institutions or have we moved into uncharted territory?

The THE World University Rankings 2021 will also be launched during the event.

In this episode of our podcast, THE’s chief knowledge officer, Phil Baty, and our head of content and engagement for our world summit series, Tim Sowula, join host Sara Custer to discuss the highlights of the upcoming event and what attendees can expect from the virtual platform.

Susan McCahan, vice-provost of academic programmes at the University of Toronto, also speaks with Sara about how the institution has seen challenges and opportunities in the pandemic and sets out her vision for the future of higher education.

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