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Educating for the Future

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” (Malcolm X) 


Master of IT Management


Newcastle Australia hosted the “Educating for the Future” panel session on Tuesday (20 June) evening to shed light on how the postgraduate programs from the University of Newcastle equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their respective fields and create a meaningful impact in the world.

The event commenced with an opening address by the Pro Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Newcastle Australia, Professor Tony Travaglione.


Master of IT Management


During the panel session, Associate Professor of School of Information and Physical Sciences, Karen Blackmore, discussed about how various industries require a skilled workforce as more organisations are adopting new technologies such as artificial intelligence and how postgraduate degrees like Master of IT Management can help IT professionals keep up with such trends.

Later, Senior Lecturer at School of Education, Dr Carl Leonard, touched on how the Master of Special and Inclusive Education is in line with Singapore’s Enabling Masterplan 2030 and how it will help to create the workforce and leaders to push for an inclusive society.

Professor Francesco Paolucci from the Newcastle Business School also shared that international trends suggest an increasing demand for executives, managers, professionals, administrators, economists and analysts in the health sector, and how the Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy program equips students with the skills to drive positive change in healthcare management.

Lastly, Head of School of Psychological Sciences, Professor Kristen Pammer, discussed on how Business Psychology is the future for businesses especially in view of the fast-changing landscape. Professor Kristen Pammer also emphasised on how soft skills are becoming increasingly important in leaders.



At the end of the session, attendees actively engaged with the panelists through the Q&A segment.

The panel discussion was moderated by the Academic Director of Newcastle Australia, Professor Julia Connell.



Watch the full version of the panel session here: