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From digital makers to digital takers: universities and the digital transition|
Sergiu-Matei Lucaci, EUA
Universities support Europe’s agenda for digital leadership in their role as digital technology makers. At the same time, they must adapt to the growing digitalisation of research practice, but their role as technology takers is less visible in that agenda. As Sergiu-Matei Lucaci argues, the EU pursuit of competitiveness in the digital economy risks overlooking the impact of new technologies on knowledge production, and universities should seek to rectify this.
A change of pace for research and education funding in Italy |
Maurizio Tira, University of Brescia
With billions of euros on the table, Next Generation EU could be a game changer for research and education – especially in countries like Italy where underfunding is already a cause for concern. The crucial challenge lies in ensuring rapid implementation to pave the way for structural reforms. This piece by Maurizio Tira, Rector of the University of Brescia, breaks down how Italy plans to make the most of this opportunity and what it could mean for a post-pandemic future.