Bologna goes Digital

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) cordially invites you to the conference

Bologna Goes Digital,
which will take place on
26 September 2018
at the Allianzforum Pariser Platz
in Berlin, Germany.

PLEASE NOTE: The event is fully booked. Registration has been closed.

The conference is embedded in the annual topic week Shaping the Digital Turn of the German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age (Hochschulforum Digitalisierung). It aims at examining the linkages between digitisation and internationalisation in Europe and beyond. Together with participants from Europe and Germany we will explore the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Europe in supporting student learning and mobility concepts in the digital world.

The main target groups for the event are representatives from HEIs, policy-makers, and stakeholders interested in European higher education, research and innovation policy.

As a keynote speaker we are proud to announce Prof. Dr. Valérie Lemarquand, University Attaché at the Embassy of France in Germany. She has agreed to share her vast experience in the field of the private sector, universities and public administration in her input “How digitisation will change the face of the Higher Education landscape in Europe”.

Key questions that will be discussed during the conference are:

  • Focusing on digitisation and internationalisation: are both concepts aligned and how do they influence each other? What are the opportunities of digitisation applied to internationalisation? How will digitisation shape the internationalisation of German HEIs and their strategic global positioning?
  • Peer learning and stocktaking with European experts: what has been done in the field of digitisation and internationalisation and what are the major flagship projects around Europe?

Furthermore, the conference aims at:

  • Generating ideas for future projects and collaboration opportunities among actors;
  • Providing networking opportunities for experts from HEIs around Europe.

Further information can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: The event is fully booked. If you register for it, you will be put on the waiting list.





Bologna Goes Digital

Stand 23.08.2018

Time & Location

Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 9.00 - 18:30

Allianz Forum Berlin, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany

9.00 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.20 Welcome Remarks

Dr Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

10.20 - 11.00 Keynote How digitisation will change the face of the higher education landscape in Europe

Prof Dr Valérie Lemarquand, Attaché for Higher Education, French Embassy Berlin

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.45 Panel discussion Looking ahead: the impact of digital transformation on student mobility, teaching, and learning

Christian Müller, Deputy Secretary General, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Prof Dr Kornelia Freitag, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Ruhr-University Bochum
Oliver Janoschka, General Manager, HFD (German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age)
Darco Jansen, Programme Manager, EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities)
Jürgen Handke, Professor for Linguistic and Web Technology, Philipps-University Marburg

Moderator: Dr Christine Redecker, Researcher, IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies), European Commission

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch and networking

Concurrent Sessions

13.45 - 15.45 Workshops

Workshop 1: On the potential of digital tools to open up higher education and widen international participation through induction courses
Dr Renata Suter, Head of Research, Kiron Open Higher Education

Workshop 2: Collaboration is the key: digitisation and internationalisation
Alexander Knoth Advisor Digitalisation of Teaching/ International Affairs to the Vice-President, University of Potsdam

13.45 - 14.35 Sessions 1 & 2

Session 1: Recognition in the digital age: opportunities and challenges
Jenneke Lokhoff, Senior Policy Officer, Nuffic
Katrien Bardoel, Senior Policy Officer, Nuffic

Session 2: Using blendedlearning formats in international study programmes: collaborative approaches
Dr Lars Klein, Cluster Coordinator Social Sciences, Economics and Law, U4 Network

14.45 - 15.35 Sessions 3 & 4

Session 3: Optimising administrative processes in international mobility and cooperation
João Bacelar, Executive Manager, European University Foundation

Session 4: Quality of credentials in open education: pathways and technologies for recognition, transparency, and portability
Anthony F. Camilleri, Senior Partner, Knowledge Innovation Centre
Florian Rampelt, Programme Manager, German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age

15.45 - 16.15 Coffee Break

16.15 - 17.30Panel Debate Taking Bologna to the next level: policy recommendations for successful cooperation in the digital age

Dr Wiebke Esdar, Member of Parliament, German Bundestag
Peter Hassenbach, Head of Division “International Exchanges in Higher Education, Internationalisation”, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Dr Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Dr Hans Schutte, Director General, DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs)
Martin Kern, Director, EIT (European Institute of Technology and Innovation)
Prof Dr Ramin Yahyapour, CIO, Georg-August University Göttingen

Moderator: NN

17.30 - 18.30 Wrap Up and Goodbye