The International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) in collaboration with the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) and the Master’s Institute Development Academy and Seminary, Thailand, will organize a 1stJoint International Conference on the theme « Envisioning the Universities of Tomorrow in the Age of Emerging Technologies, Disruption and Change »to be held on November 18–21, 2018 in Pattaya (Thailand).
The « Age of Emerging Technologies, Disruption and Change » is generally referred to by experts as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or simply « Industry 4.0 ». Some of these technologies are artificial intelligence, large data analytics, Internet of Things or IoT, autonomous robots, 3–D printing and many more that are being developed day by day. This new revolution will bring about profound changes in our universities as many existing courses will become irrelevant, while new courses will have to be created to produce new talents needed by our society. The way we teach these courses, among others, will also change.