Over recent decades, Universities and Design Schools as part of those institutions, have responded to rapid external change by radically transforming and re-inventing their principles, policies and practices in order to better reflect the global social and environmental challenges of our age. As academics we are citizens who enjoy the huge privilege of being able to educate and inspire future generations through our teaching and research. As such we have a duty to explore how we can change the networks, organisations and institutions in which we are embedded to bring about a more equitable and sustainable society. Big data, climate change, migration and social injustice are issues which have necessitated urgent responses and a reframing of everything we do.
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