- Total participants: 21
- Total students: 3
- Total Staff members: 14
- Total representatives of societal stakeholders: 4
Panel discussion: How to make post-industrial cities more attractive for graduated students and prevent brain drain
Online via Zoom
BusinessOulu , City of Bochum , Bochum Economic Development
UNIC Oulu in collaboration with UNIC RUB organised a panel discussion on the theme: How to make post-industrial cities more attractive for graduated students and prevent brain drain. The aim of this event was to address the topic of attractiveness of post-industrial cities and discuss strategies for preventing the brain drain phenomena. The event offered the opportunity to learn best practices from each other and brought a diverse panel of experts from Bochum and Oulu.
Panel discussion agenda:
Part I. Opening the Panel Discussion
Part II. Moderator curated questions for Panelists
A set of questions were prepared beforehand based on the panelists’ expertise. The questions were used to guide the conversation and divided into three categories:
Part III. Audience Q&A
The audience had the opportunity to post their questions in the Zoom chat option. The questions/ comments were addressed organically throughout the discussion and the last 20 min of the event were used specifically for audience Q&A.
Part IV. Summary
The moderator summarized the event by emphasizing several key takeways, a call to action, and promoting the upcoming CityLabs event.
Some of the key takeways on how to prevent the brain drain and make UNIC cities more attractive were:
Urban resilience and transformation