There is a new global expectation that is re-shaping human activities: the inalienable right to participate (Timms & Heimans, 2018). In order to promote participation and co-design, higher education institutions have to re-think their campus leadership and facilities. Campus development is a multifaceted and complex process. To be successful, any such change process should entail experts from all related shareholder groups. In addition, sustainability measures (economic, ecological and social) have entered the picture, and should be considered broadly in producing future-ready campus landscapes.
Caledonia as a space and as a R&D&I platform was presented at a workshop at PedaForum 2019 conference in Helsinki, Finland. The conference brought together more than 600 researchers and developers, all with an interest in producing high-quality teaching and enabling learning opportunities. In addition, the hub was involved in three academic research papers and three workshops.
Some of the key themes that the Caledonians were promoting were sustainability and transdisciplinary collaboration. The goal of the Caledonia workshop was to raise awareness of the challenges and potential in shaping future campuses and to formulate strategies towards better and more sustainable learning landscapes for all stakeholders. This is particularly timely now that the professions, credentialling and formal learning are going through a massive transformation, shaping the future that lies ahead of higher education and capacity development.