February 27

【FILA】Research Seminar on Feb.27

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Conference Room 8, 12th floor of Global Square, Soka University

Event Detailed Information
Date and TimeDate: Feb 27 Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (JST)
Form of EventIn Person
VenueConference room 8, 12th floor of Global Square, SOKA University
SpeakerProfessor Dr. Zainal Abidin Sanusi
AbstractHistorically, universities have often fallen short in their role of making significant social impact compared to industriesor scientific endeavours. The original purpose of universities, focused on knowledge development for nation-buildingand societal progress, has been overshadowed by capitalism and a shift towards prioritizing economic needs oversocial impact. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted this failure, revealing universities' inability to prepare society forcrises and difficulties when industries came to a halt. This underscores the need for a re-evaluation of the existinguniversity model, particularly post-pandemic, as issues become increasingly complex and interconnected. One majorcontributing factor to this failure is the neglect of community engagement, which remains a secondary functioncompared to teaching and research. This disconnect between universities and societal realities renders thetraditional ivory tower model obsolete. Universities must now engage, adapt, and transform drastically to remainrelevant.
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