Participants and Organizers of the Educational Experts Seminar in New York City - Photo credit: Till Rückwart

Educational Experts Seminar 2019: “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education” in Boston, New York & Berlin

Through its Educational Experts Seminars, Fulbright Germany provides an opportunity for US and German university leaders and representatives of ministries to gain insight into the geographic and institutional diversity of the American and German higher education landscapes, their governance structures and managements – on both sides of the Atlantic.

This year’s seminar on “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education” took place from September 30 through October 6, 2019 in Boston and New York and will continue from December 9 to 11, 2019 in Berlin. It is organized in cooperation with the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York, and is part of the official “Year of German-American Friendship.”

Using a wide variety of interactive formats, 25 German and American senior leaders from universities and higher education ministries discuss the impact of digitalization on the acquisition of key competencies and how the digital turn will affect higher education institutions.

Solution Design Sprint at the Hasso Plattner Institute New York

Key topics for the seminar include the analysis and discussion of the following:

  • Emerging Technologies and their Impact on Education
  • Smart Curriculum and Learning
  • Research in the Digital Age
  • Institutional Strategies & Change Management in the Digital Age

Please find more information on the program here.

Program parts:

  • September 30 to October 2, 2019 (only German participants in Boston)
  • October 3 to October 6, 2019 (German and US participants in New York)
  • December 9 to December 11, 2019 (German and US participants in Berlin)
German Participants of the Educational Experts Seminar at the MIT Media Lab - Photo credit: Till Rückwart

All German participants convened in Boston before they met their American counterparts in New York City. In December both Germans and Americans will reconvene for three days in Berlin. The seminar is conducted in English.


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