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Options November 21, 2019
  • 17:30 An out of the ordinary guided tour with Derek Blyth (max. 20 participants, pre-registration required)

Local writer and journalist Derek Blyth (author of the bestselling guide The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels) has teamed up with ACA for the past four years to offer a walking tour of Brussels that sets out to reveal some secret and surprising spots. Lasting 90 minutes, this informal urban ramble aims to highlight offbeat places that make Brussels unique, from hidden alleys and eccentric architecture to authentic Belgian cafes. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes (for the cobblestones) and bring along an umbrella.

  • 19:00 Seminar dinner 

From physical to virtual? Internationalising higher education in the digital age November 22, 2019


Registration opens

Welcome and introduction 
Queenie K.H. Lam, Project Manager, ACA 
Session 1:
Digitalisation policies driving internationalisation of higher education tomorrow
"Bologna Digital 2020": digitalisation of higher education in Europe and good practice examples 
Dominic Orr, Senior Researcher, Kiron Open Higher Education

The EU’s digital agenda and what you must know about digitalisation in the new Erasmus programme 2021-2027 

Elena Tegovska, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Education and Culture   


Coffee break

Session 2:
Digital infrastructure and practical tools for internationalization on offer
Online hub for European Universities – bringing together different perspectives and digital solutions in the OpenU project

Saskia Weißenbach, Senior Desk Officer, Digital Internationalization and European Higher Education Policy, Division Strategic Planning, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Stefan Jahnke, Senior Policy Officer, European University Foundation (EUF) 

Parallel Workshop 1 (Seminar Room): 

Digital tools for administration – Interoperability of digital administration tools across the EU, national and institutional levels  

Victor Aguilar, MyAcademicID Coordinator, European University Foundation (EUF)  
Stefan Jahnke, Senior Policy Officer, European University Foundation (EUF) 

Parallel Workshop 2 (Break-out room): 

Digital tools for teaching and learning – Dialogue facilitation for online training/interactive online courses

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange represented by:
Sarah Guth, President, UNICollaboration
Stephanie Siklossy, Project Manager, Search for Common Ground



Session 3:
The promises and critiques of digital solutions for overcoming challenges in internationalisation

Online learning micro-credentials as a path into the future of international student recruitment

Stefano Menon, Project Manager, MircoHE, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Panel Discussion: Do solutions offered by existing digital infrastructure meet the administrative challenges for international university alliances?     

Emily Palmer, Secretary-General, UNA Europa
Anna Weinand, UniGR Officer, University of Trier
Kostis Giannidis, President, Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
Märt Aro, Chair of the Board, Nordic EdTech Forum (N8)
Stefan Jahnke, Senior Policy Officer, European University Foundation (EUF)


Coffee Break

Session 4:
Digital data collection and application for strategizing internationalisation
Digital data for policy-making: use and misuse of web-analytics  
Märt AroChair of the Board, Nordic EdTech Forum (N8)
Comparative data analysis for global market identification: data quality matters      
Queenie K.H. LamProject Manager, ACA   
Session 5:
The past, present and future of digitalisation for internationalisation
The virtual exchange landscape. What has changed and what not in the past 20 years? 
Bernd WächterDirector, ACA
Bernd WächterDirector, ACA

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