Foresight Unit

Future jobs


By most accounts found in current research on the subject, the window of predictability regarding what the “jobs of the future” will be like is getting increasingly narrower. Artificial intelligence and automation, long viewed mainly as a threat to low-skilled human jobs, have now begun to penetrate sectors of activity that require considerable expertise, such as the legal and medical professions.

In view of the dramatic character of these developing transformations, IFCU’s Higher Education Foresight Unit is undertaking an ongoing review of and reflection on discernable emerging trends in labor markets across the world. This endeavor is indeed essential to a wider-scope understanding of how higher education should evolve to prepare students for the diverse forms of employment that will be available to them in the near future.


Corinne Mellul

email : corinne.mellul[@]

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