Please save the dates 5th – 6th October 2020 for the German Academic Exchange Service’s virtual conference:

Moving target digitalisation: re-thinking global exchange in higher education

The DAAD would be honoured to welcome you at #MovingTarget2020. In the context of the German Presidency of the European Council, we would like to discuss the present and future of global exchange in higher education.

If you would like to actively shape the conference, the Call for Contributions is still open until 1st August 2020. The conference addresses the following target areas, reflecting on internationalisation in the context of digital transformation:

  1. Collaboration, Cooperation and Partnerships
    How does digitalisation re-frame international collaboration between higher education institutions?
  2. Mobility and Exchange: Physical – Blended – Virtual
    How are student and staff mobility schemes transformed by blended and online formats?
  3. Administrating Internationalisation Digitally: Data Ecosystems and Data Sovereignty
    How can digital infrastructures and shared data standards help streamline administrative processes and student data transfer in the European Higher Education Area and beyond?
  4. Attractiveness of HEIs in a Global Knowledge Society
    How does digitalisation foster internationalisation; how can it help attract and retain international top talents as well as raise the attractiveness of institutions, regions or countries?
  5. Knowledge Transfer, ‘Third Mission’ and Open Education
    How can global knowledge transfer be supported in a digitally connected world, especially to address challenges that transcend national boundaries?

General registration will open in August. To keep informed, follow us on Twitter #MovingTarget2020 #DAADdigital and visit our conference website:

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We are looking forward to your contributions (submission template) and to (re-)thinking global exchange together with you!