Challenges & Future - Healthy competition, cooperation and collaboration
Harking back to what I said a moment ago, we are not going to win in a scale game. I think we must continue to be innovative as a university in the way in which we do things, not necessarily just in the innovation and entrepreneurship space, or start-ups and so forth, even though that is something we want to do. It is about how we think about education, how we approach interdisciplinarity, how we engage industry and so forth. There are opportunities for new ways of thinking about these various dimensions of a university that we can continue to try to develop, to innovate. Other universities may think, well that is an interesting model, we might want to adopt and adapt that, or we don’t think that is the way to do it, but that has given us an idea for doing something else. I really believe that a rising tide raises all boats. It is not about one university developing at the expense of another. If another university innovates and it pushes us to do so, that is great for the higher education landscape. I would dearly love to see the universities in this spirit of healthy competition, but also cooperation and collaboration.