Moving Target Digitalisation 2022: Increasing the Impact of Internationalisation in Higher Education

November 30th – December 2nd 2022 in Berlin and online

Digitalisation is profoundly altering higher education: collaboration across borders and new forms of mobility and exchange offer diverse opportunities in a globally networked world. Higher education institutions have experienced a digitalisation surge in the past two years, which has led to changes in teaching, research, and university administration. Digital educational technologies offer the possibility of both advancing internationalisation and opening diverse forms of participation and mobility. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) actively promotes digital internationalisation, both through its funding activities and the realisation of research and development projects, as well as through networking activities and community building: the spectrum of topics ranges from digital preparatory programmes to digital credentials. At the same time, questions remain about the limits of these technologies, for example with regard to open educational practice, digital exclusion or the self-understanding of universities. How can the effects of internationalisation through digitalisation, new digital tools and formats be captured in the future? What challenges emerge in the context of cross-border collaborations, new mobility patterns and flexible learning paths?

The biannual conference "Moving Target Digitalisation" invites participants to address these central questions. With its focus on recent developments in the internationalisation of Higher Education, the conference will present project outcomes and examine related initiatives at home and abroad. In addition, the conference aims to provide space for policy dialogue to discuss framework conditions for European and international cooperation opportunities. Participants of #movingtarget2022 will discuss the effects of digitalisation on the internationalisation of higher education and on academic exchange in four subject areas:

  • Linking Digital Education Services - organised by BIRD and Digital Campus
  • Virtual Exchange and Blended Mobility - organised by DAADs Digital Programmes' Community Team (IMKD, IP Digital, IVAC)
  • European Strategies for Digital Education - organised by OpenU
  • Digital Credentials and Trust Networks - organised by DiBiHo

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