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In 2030, due to resource constraints prices for fossil fuels are 20 times higher than in 2012 and still driving inflation. The transition to non-fossil fuels has still not been achieved. Climate change negotiations resulted in limitations of emissions, but it was the increasing prices that actually reduced fuel consumption.
For the research sector, this means considerably less physical travel. Transdisciplinary conferences as well as the far less important disciplinary gatherings are held online with the support of
30% of research projects in public institutes and 45% of research projects in private entities are crowd funded.
Universities rely much less on physical infrastructure. A majority of university classes is taught online, class rooms are rented to interested private sector players. Expensive research equipment is shared with private R&D performers and other universities in infrastructure resource centers.
Universities are constantly changing and can be expected to look and feel completely differently in 2030. Share your thoughts on changes in the university system!
What factors could increase or decrease researchers' mobility in the coming years? Tell us your thoughts about these aspects of the present scenario!