A report examining the elements that play a role in the design of a higher education campus of the future.
Collaboration, accessibility, and flexibility are topics that frequently come under consideration when investigating the future of education. Economic and technological forces increasingly enable virtual learning for a wider sector of the population. However optimistic these possibilities may seem, the future of education continues to be hotly debated. What if the digitisation of education leads to the replacement of educators with computers, and what does this mean for the future of the built environment?
Such a change has posed a unique opportunity for non-traditional collaboration between the construction industry and other organizations. The Campus of the Future report documents an ongoing programme of research into diverse campus typologies.
The report covers four thematic areas, which we believe will prove instrumental in shaping the future of higher education. These will redefine the notion of the campus in terms of its design, the services it enables and the way in which it operates. The four themes are:
- Students of the future: their needs and expectations
- Changing the delivery of higher education
- Physical facilities and learning environments
- Skills needed by future employers
Each of these sections is supported by a number of case studies, Twitter thoughts and scenarios that illustrate the drivers shaping change and what the campus might look like decades into the future.
The report was created with input from a wide range of Arup specialists, including Arup’s Education business, as well as engineers, planners, educators, and technologists from collaborating organisations.
This report was developed in collaboration with students from Central Saints Martins College of Art and Design MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments.
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