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 continued from December 9 to 11, 2019 in Berlin. It was organized in cooperation with the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York, and was 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 discussed the impact of digitalization on the acquisition of key competencies and how the digital turn will affect higher education institutions.
Key topics for the seminar included the analysis and discussion of the following:
Please find more information on the program here.
All German participants convened in Boston before they met their American counterparts in New York City. In December both Germans and Americans reconvened for three days in Berlin.
You can follow the seminar on Twitter #EdExperts and find interviews with selected speakers of the seminar on YouTube. Participant Prof. Dr. Susanne Staude of University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West kept a learning diary of the journey and shares her insights in these blog posts: Part 1 - Boston & New York, Part 2 - Berlin
The seminar was conducted in English.
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