Foresight In Universities2015

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Foresight In Universities2015

  1. 1. Above all else Foresight is a social technology Dr . Michael Keenan , PREST, University of Manchester (UK) UNIDO Technology Foresight Programme (Course for Organizers) T Ü SSIDE, Gebze (Turkey), 21.-25.11. 2005 . [email_address]
  2. 2. Workshop (No.1) 24/25.11.2005 <ul><li>Practical exercises: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding different foresight techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Groups will finalize a project plan for launching TF exercises at the national and regional levels </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foresight in national universities 2015 (a developing country of the Middle East region) A foresight exercise <ul><li>RATIONALE </li></ul><ul><li>The needs and challenges are identified to enhance strategic thinking and planning capabilities in order to improve the quality of life in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Foresight internationally has been recognized as both an important process and an instrument for development of policy making as well as for learning and research in higher education / universities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Foresight in national universities 2015 (a developing country of the Middle East region) A foresight exercise <ul><li>OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>Building national capacity in Foresight area; </li></ul><ul><li>To initiate foresight learning and foster foresight interdisciplinarity in universities at national level (new modules / programmes); </li></ul><ul><li>To help in learning and teaching processes aimed at training specialists and experts for S&T and other policies; </li></ul><ul><li>To elaborate and publish Foresight Guide in national language; </li></ul><ul><li>To produce a set of scenarios “Foresight in universities of our country 2015” </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate international collaboration and cooperation in foresight between higher education institutions; </li></ul><ul><li>Building new learning and research networks in the country; </li></ul><ul><li>To disseminate information and create new knowledge on foresight, developing the foresight culture at national / international level. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Foresight in national universities 2015 (a developing country of the Middle East region) A foresight exercise <ul><li>STAKEHOLDERS </li></ul><ul><li>(representatives to the Steering committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education and Science; </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Science and Technology; </li></ul><ul><li>Universities; </li></ul><ul><li>Industry; </li></ul><ul><li>Public and private research centres; </li></ul><ul><li>Municipalities; </li></ul><ul><li>Education institutions, e.g. high schools; </li></ul><ul><li>NGO’s; </li></ul><ul><li>Mass media. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Foresight in national universities 2015 (a developing country of the Middle East region) A foresight exercise <ul><li>METHODS </li></ul><ul><li>Environment scanning; </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning (literature, projects, good practice); </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming; </li></ul><ul><li>SWOT; </li></ul><ul><li>Delphi; </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with stakeholders; </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic conversations with policy makers and others; </li></ul><ul><li>Panels; </li></ul><ul><li>Conference/workshops; </li></ul><ul><li>Scenarios. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Foresight in national universities 2015 (a developing country of the Middle East region) A foresight exercise <ul><li>PANELS </li></ul><ul><li>work packages focused on: </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice s , adapting them to national educational and policy making environment, as well as international collaboration; </li></ul><ul><li>Foresight methods: experience of their application in national universities, ministries, industry; the development of foresight methods and tools for learning and doing foresight exercises in universities; </li></ul><ul><li>New knowledge creation on foresight, and foresight information dissemination; </li></ul><ul><li>Building scenarios 2015. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Foresight in national universities 2015 (a developing country of the Middle East region) Foresight Guide Policy (S&T, HE) recommendations A foresight exercise <ul><li>3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration - 30 months </li></ul>Research in panels CONFERENCE Scenarios building Planning activities, identifying panel needs and issues SETTING UP

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