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March 5-7, 2023

On March 5-7, 2023, the University of Cape Town and IE University hosted the 13th edition of “Reinventing Higher Education”, a conference designed to examine issues set to impact academia, government, and the private sector, as their future workforce continues to face an ever-changing environment. The event, which took place at the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika* at UCT in Cape Town, gathered experts from all continents to address questions critical to academia, government and the private sector on the role of universities as global agents of innovation and the need for education systems to be responsive as well as catalysts for positive change in our societies.

The theme for the 2023 conference was “New Humans, New Society, New Higher Education” and it focused on future-ready graduates and their vision for higher education, alternative ways to foster the cross-border mobility of students, faculty and knowledge -currently at risk given current geopolitics; south–north partnerships, decolonial methodologies and embracing an Ubuntu vision for global higher education, among other key themes impacting higher ed.

Launched in 2010 at IE University, Reinventing Higher Education is a symposium organized in collaboration with the IE Foundation. The overarching aim of the Conference is to provide a platform where university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and top managers, academics, student representatives and media experts can meet to discuss the current status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE), and debate the direction research, learning, governance and management of universities should now take.








University of Cape Town

Rondebosch, Cape Town

South Africa


Ms. Igone Jayo

Global role of universities? Revisiting the model, debating the engagement #highered must have towards our societies towards sustainability and towards access and inclusion! IEuniversity and UCT_news #ierhe conference on! Stay tuned!

Towards transformation in higher education / great summary by @UCT_news on the two days of Reinventing Higher Education @IEuniversity Conference at UCT. #Ubuntu = I am, because you are! #ierhe

Just arrived in Cape Town for #ierhe, first day with Alumni and IE students, countdown for the start of the conference! IEuniversity UCT_news Geoffroy GĂ©rard (GeoffroyGerard) March 5, 2023


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