The higher education landscape has been accumulating a variety of structural problems over the last two decades - worldwide. COVID-19 has not started anything new but is rather amplifying these structural problems and accelerating the urgent necessity for a profound transformation. Is technology to blame? Is it salvation? Which are these structural problems and what will the next 10 years for higher education look like? Dr. Thomas H Treutler has intimate knowledge of this sector, having worked in executive roles, interacting with institutions worldwide. This presentation will take you through a brief analysis of the structural problems the sector is facing, a visualization of the rollercoaster ride institutions will have to go through over the next years and provide potential scenarios to face the future.