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Future of Work

  • 35% More than a third of the skills required today will be different in five years. *World Economic Forum
  • 7 (at least) The number of times young people will change careers in their working lives. *World Economic Forum
  • 5 million The number of current jobs in Australia expected to be obsolete by 2030. *CEDA

Future of work

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Our new curriculum provides the flexibility and choice that will set you up for a career you haven’t even thought of, yet.

The careers of the future will be very different from today.

The World Economic Forum estimates that young people will change careers at least seven times in their lives, and 35 percent of the skills required today will be different in five years.

At the University of Sydney we're responding to the challenges of the future of work by launching a new undergraduate curriculum that will empower students to be successsful in an emerging agile, international employment environment.

Sydney Ideas - The Future of Work 

On Tuesday 15 August 2017, we bought together leading interdisciplinary minds to discuss the challenges and opportunities that today's graduates will face in the future workplace at a special Sydney Ideas event The Future of Work

  • Will Artificial Intelligence transform my dream job?
  • What level of technical literacy do I need?
  • How will interdisciplinary collaboration help me with my specialisation?
  • What skills do I need to work internationally?

In a conversation led by University of Sydney Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise and Engagement) Professor Richard Miles we addressed those questions and more. Our speakers included:

  • Innovator, researcher and educator Sandra Peter on the future of business
  • Chair of Design at the University of Sydney School of Architecture and Director of the Design Lab Martin Tomitsch on the role of design in shaping the interactions between people and technology
  • Nicky Ringland on the digital technology and computer science skills that all graduates need
  • CEO of StartupAUS Alex McCauley on how the next generation of startups need more than tech skills.

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This event was part of Sydney Innovation Week 2017, which brought together University staff and students involved in ground-breaking discoveries and transformative inventions to celebrate and share how we're changing the world.

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