Hanne Shapiro

For more than 25 years, Hanne has carried out international policy studies and provided strategic advice to national governments, OECD, UNESCO, and the EU Commission. She is well grounded in futures methodologies and have in several contexts, actively applied these to explore and reimagine lifelong learning scenarios and the role of human ingenuity in shaping technological change. In that context, she has worked with numerous sector bodies in Denmark, Scandinavia and in Europe such as financial services including Fintech, engineering services, advanced manufacturing, and Edtech. More recently, she has supported the European Commission in a European consultation process to define a European approach to micro-credentials in the context of lifelong learning.

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Publications | September 21, 2023

Working Paper 9: The digital evolution of higher education: From high-cost failures to high-risk futures

The societal contribution of higher education is for many inestimable and time-honoured. In an age of spectacular technological innovation, however, the role and relevance of universities is increasingly scrutinised and challenged. In this article we consider how universities are being impacted by and responding to a seemingly infinite emergence of

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From paper and pulp to a digital front runner – Finland

Internationally, Finland is often referred to as a model country when it comes to digital transformation. In the EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which has measured progress in digitalization across the EU Member States since 2014, Finland has continuously been among the top performing countries, and at the

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Working Paper 7: Finland: AI, policy innovation and the future of work and learning

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Living, learning and working in the digital archipelago

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