The universal university

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Decorative explanation of the universal university

Climate change, mobility restrictions and financial pressures have made attendance at campus-based universities unfeasible for most. Distributed, online learners make up the majority of the student body globally. The need for a physical campus has diminished, and campus spaces are almost entirely dedicated to research, administration and local community engagement.

New online teaching models ensure that distributed students stay connected and their educational experiences remain rich and experiential. Significant advancements in virtual and augmented realities allow for highly immersive, distributed educational simulations, and for dynamic community-building as if you were there.

Anyone, anywhere can participate in university as new routes to access are mandated by governments across all continents. In resource-rich nations 90% of people attend university in some form. 

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