4 November 2021


This hybrid event focuses on two main themes: internationalisation and innovation. Esteemed innovative leaders Cristina Riesen, Board Member Taskbase & Founder Educreators Foundation and Vincenzo Ribi, Senior Consultant, Bernet Relations, will co-animate discussions throughout the day and help us tie together insights shared. Throughout the hybrid event we will identify ways in which internationalisation − through mobility, but also other international activity forms − can boost institutional innovation, and it will explore the role of international partnerships and collaborative projects in advancing institutional innovation agendas. Panel discussions and interactive campfire sessions will be led by renowned peers in our field and represent a range of policy and university perspectives.

Whether you join us on 4 November 2021 remotely or in-person in Zurich, we look forward to your engagement! Follow our event campaign for related updates: #EducationInnovation_2021
 

Message from Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation

Message from Olga Wessels - Head of ECIU Brussels Office

Message from Martina Weiss, Secretary General of swissuniversities

Message from Piet Van Hove, EAIE's Vice-President and Director of the IRO at the University of Antwerp

Good Pracitce from Prof. Dr. Michael Gibbert, Director of World Challenges Program, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

Message from Marina Casals Sala, Director of International Relations, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

An innovative project from the USI

An innovative project from the ZHAW

Secure your spot: register today

Registering from a Swiss institution? Your fee is fully compensated by the Swiss national agency Movetia and swissuniversities.

Registration is required both for on-site and for online participation.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that according to Swiss regulations, a COVID certificate is required in order to be able to attend this event in person. You will be asked to show your COVID certificate together with an official document of identification when you arrive at the venue. The certificate is shown via a personalized QR code, provided after a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. Additional information on the COVID situation in Switzerland, can be found here.

Programme

3 November 2021 

17:30-20:30

Farewell reception Bernd Wächter, former ACA Director. Followed by flying dinner.

Location: restaurant uniTurm, University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich

4 November 2021

Moderators: Cristina Riesen, Founder Educreators Foundation and Board Member Taskbase, Vincenzo Ribi, Senior Consultant, Bernet Relations

Location: KOSMOS, Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zürich

08:15-09:00 Coffee & Registrations 
09:00-09:25 Welcome words
Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zürich, Switzerland
Olivier Tschopp, Director, Swiss National Agency Movetia, Switzerland
Ulrich Grothus, President, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Belgium
09:25-09:45 Opening keynote
Edwin van Rest, CEO and co-founder, StudyPortals, The Netherlands 
09:45-10:45 Panel discussion – Policy prerogatives for innovative internationalisation – how can European and national level actors foster innovation in the sector?
Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, Digital Education & International Cooperation, DG EAC, European Commission (TBC), Belgium      
Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Switzerland
Yves Flückiger, President, swissuniversities & Rector, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Piet van Hove, Vice-President, European Association for International Education (EAIE) & Director, International Relations Office, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Christian Simm, Head, International Relations Office, University of Zürich, Switzerland 
10:45-11:15 Health break and online networking 
11:15-12:30 Trial and error – stepping stones for innovation in internationalisation – Parallel campfire sessions (on site & online) 

Campfire 1: Getting staff on board with internationalisation – from preaching to the unconvinced to building a community of practice
Kickstarter video input for on-site and online sessions: Marina Casals Sala, Director, International Relations Office, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Animator on-site campfire: Marina Casals Sala
Animator online campfire: TBC

Campfire 2: Internationalisation at home – from rhetoric to the living reality 
Kickstarter video input for on-site and online sessions: Eva Haug, Educational Advisor for Internationalisation of the Curriculum and COIL/Virtual Exchange, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Animator on-site campfire: Eva Haug
Animator online campfire: TBC


Campfire 3: Infusing digital components in core internationalisation activities – from mission impossible to success
Kickstarter video input for on-site and online sessions: Piet van Hove

Animator on-site campfire: Piet van Hove
Animator online campfire: TBC

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break/Online networking in the virtual room
14:00-15:15

Innovative internationalisation practices, models and role-models

Innovation at the heart of strategic cooperation
Olga Wessels
, Head, ECIU Brussels Office, Belgium 

COIL and the digital revolution
Eva Haug
, Educational Advisor for Internationalisation of the Curriculum and COIL/Virtual Exchange, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands 
 

Unlocking the innovative potential of staff through internationalisation
Marina Casals Sala
, Director, International Relations Office, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

 

15:15-15:40 Takeaways of the day
Cristina Riesen & Vincenzo Ribi
15:40-15:45 Closing remarks and vote of thanks
Martina Weiss, Secretary General, swissuniversities
15:45 Closing coffee break