Special Reports – Africa Edition
Nobel Prize Dialogue

The future of work in a post-pandemic world

The first Nobel Prize Dialogue hosted by an institution in Africa on 18 May focused on the future of work in a world grappling with disruptive forces such as COVID-19, rapid technological advances and global inequalities. Nearly 6,000 people joined five Nobel laureates and other experts in a virtual science-meets-society conversation hosted by South Africa’s University of Pretoria. Together, they attempted to unravel what lies ahead for workers.
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The Nobel Prize Dialogue in Africa was told that an effective way to widen access to higher education in developing countries would be to bring in income-contingent student loans, but universities should prepare students to be ‘life ready’ and entrepreneurial, rather than ‘job ready’.
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