Olivia Bina Keynote Speaker Annual Conference 2018 Capetown, South Africa

Keynote talk at Mistra Urban Futures Annual Conference 2018. The future of universities: can we re-imagine ourselves? by Olivia Bina, University of Lisbon and Board member of Mistra Urban Futures The role and contribution of universities to a fair and sustainable future shows a very mixed record, and an overall unsatisfactory one judging from UNESCO’s reviews over the decades. Meanwhile, the agenda and the challenges confronting future universities have expanded, placing exponential demands on knowledge in the 21st century.