On 5 - 6 October 2020, the German Academic Exchange Service invites the international and German higher education community to the virtual conference "Moving target digitalisation: re-thinking global exchange in higher education".

The Call for Contributions is open until 16 August via the conference website.

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.

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If you have any further questions get in touch with our conference team via movingtarget@daad.de.

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