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Education in the 21st Century


Europe cannot face the global ICT challenge in isolation. Knowledge has evolved at a speed that academic centers have not been prepared for it, university diplomas no longer give a guarantee for the future, communications media are taking the role of knowledge sharing, production of knowledge is global, although globalization also separates the world. Universities are key actors in the transition to the knowledge society. It is crucial that we consider how best we can adapt and strengthen educational polices to help us in this transition.