Songyu Bao

Pronouns: he/him

The pioneering university should start with planning and designing courses that serve as conduits between different disciplines, emphasizing the interconnectedness of knowledge. This could involve designing coursework that scrutinizes the impact of art on technological design or the societal ramifications of technology. I can attest to the significance of this approach, having participated in several interdisciplinary projects myself. Through these experiences, I observed that many professionals, despite their high level of expertise in their respective fields, often found it challenging to communicate due to the extensive use of discipline-specific jargon. If we can successfully unify different fields through integrated courses or programs, even a basic understanding in each field can significantly facilitate collaboration. This creates a common ground that enables individuals from diverse backgrounds to understand each other better and work more effectively together.