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
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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.
3 November 2021
|17:30-20:30||Farewell reception Bernd Wächter, former ACA Director. Followed by flying dinner at the University of Zürich, Restaurant UniTurm, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich.|
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
|08:15-08:45||Coffee & Registrations|
|08:45-09:00||Welcome words |
Olivier Tschopp, Director, Swiss National Agency Movetia, Switzerland
Ulrich Grothus, President, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Belgium
Panel discussion – Policy prerogatives for innovative internationalisation – how can European and national level actors foster innovation in the sector?
|10:00-10:20||Opening keynote |
Edwin van Rest, CEO and co-founder, StudyPortals, The Netherlands
|10:20-11:00||Health break and online networking|
|11:00-12:15||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
|12:15-13:45||Lunch Break/Online networking in the virtual room|
|13:45-15:15||Innovative internationalisation practices, models and role-models |
Q&A with the moderators of the campfire sessions
Innovation at the heart of strategic cooperation
Olga Wessels, Head, ECIU Brussels Office, Belgium
Q&A with Olga Wessels
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
Q&A with Eva Haug
Unlocking the innovative potential of staff through internationalisation
Marina Casals Sala, Director, International Relations Office, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Q&A with Marina Casals Sala
Building an airplane while flying
Jonas Brunschwig, CEO, Consul General Swissnex in India, Consulate General of Switzerland
Q&A with Jonas Brunschwig
|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|