Universities need to tear down subject silos

The post-Covid-19 world requires universities to move from subject specialisation to interdisciplinary teaching and research

For some time now, university leaders, and educators in general, have had our eye on issues such as the rapid pace of technological change and its implications for what and how we teach, and what and how students learn - the opportunities and challenges arising from Industry 4.0, in other words.

More recently, we had to grapple with deglobalisation and rising geopolitical tensions, and what such trends might mean for how universities conduct research, recruit students and attract talent.

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