IHES Virtual Conference 2020


Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society (IHES)

26-27 November 2020

Please note that the agenda is subject to change

Pre-conference online workshop

(only for registered participants with paid workshop fee)


25 November 2020, 14:00 - 18:00 CET

Draft agenda:

14:00 - 15:30         Presentations on different aspects of IHES and discussion

15:30 - 16:00         Break, networking

16:00 - 17:30         Group work, discussion of individual projects in small groups with facilitators

17:30 - 18:00         Wrap-up and next steps

Speakers and facilitators:

Elspeth Jones, Professor Emerita, UK

Uwe Brandenburg, Global Impact Institute, CZ

Georgina Manok, Carnegie Foundation/Brown University, USA

Mathew Johnson, Albion College, USA

Uwe Muuss, Georg-August University in Göttingen, DE

IHES 2020 Virtual Conference

(for all registered participants free of charge) 

Conference Day 1

26 November 2020, 9:00 - 16:15 CET

09:00 - 10:15   INTRODUCTION & OPENING 

09:00 - 09:10   Opening of the first global IHES conference

                           Uwe Brandenburg, Managing Partner, Global Impact Institute

09:10 - 09:30   The Relevance of IHES from a National Agency Perspective

                           Keynote speech

                           Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General DAAD

09:30 - 10:10   What is IHES and how can it work?

                              Results from a study commissioned by the DAAD  

                           Uwe Brandenburg, Elspeth Jones, Hans de Wit, Betty Leask/Global Impact Institute

10:15 - 16:15   PRACTICAL SESSIONS Day 1 


10:15 - 10:45   S01: IHES in focus - What can we learn from IHES programs at the DAAD?

                              DAAD, Germany

10:45 - 11:15   S15: Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) - a call for more international

                        cooperation and for effective guidance of policy makers and stakeholders 

                              DAAD, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), University of Leipzig,

                              Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany


11:30 - 12:00   S04: FAMELAB - a tale of science, society, communication and change

                              British Council, UK, Charles University, Prague, CZ,                                                                                                     Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, CZ, Ruder Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

12:00 - 12:30   S13: Transnational education: global education offer, local impact?  

                              British Council, UK, University of London Institute in Paris, FR,                                                                                   Lancaster University in Leipzig, DE


12:45 - 13:15   S05: Linking internationalisation strategy and transfer strategy of a University

                        of Applied Sciences

                              University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany

13:15 - 13:45   S18: Strategic adaptability as an element of international students       

                        "domestication" and "foreignization" to the university and local society

                              Poznan University of Technology, Poland


14:00 - 14:30   S07: What is the role of international networks in bringing internationalization

                        of higher education to wider society?

                              Humboldt-Universität, Germany; University of Warsaw, Poland; Eötvös Loránd University,



14:30 - 15:00   S02: IHES - the newly funded Erasmus+ KA2 project on Internationalisation for                         Society

                              Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic;  Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain


15:15 - 15:45   S08: SocialErasmus: Community Engagement in International Student Mobility

                              ESN, Brussels, Belgium


15:45 - 16:15   S14: A globally relevant, locally appropriate Community Engagement


                              Carnegie Foundation/Brown University, USA


Conference Day 2

27 November 2020, 9:00 - 15:15 CET

09:00 - 14:30   PRACTICAL SESSIONS Day 2 

09:00 - 09:30    S17: Never the twain shall meet? IHES in New Zealand and Indonesia

                               University of Auckland, New Zealand


09:30 - 10:00    S19: Bring UTM to the WORLD - Bring the WORLD to UTM - Engaging with

                         the wider community through internationalisation

                               Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

10:15 - 10:45    S10: PEACEMAKERS Project: Peace Dialogue Campus Network: Fostering

                         Positive Attitudes between Migrants and Youth in Hosting Societies

                               University of Koç, Turkey

10:45 - 11:15    S20: WILLIAM COVID Initiative: Psycho-social support and guidance for the


                               College of Management, Israel

11:30 - 12:00    S11: Helping to attract global workforce to regional companies - 

                         the Welcome Centre Göttingen Campus and the Südniedersachsen Region

                               Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany

12:00 - 12:30    S12: Integration of communities in HEIs and society at large

                               KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; TU Darmstadt, Germany, TU Eindhoven, NL   


12:45 - 13:15    S16: Internationalization and Diversity: Competing or Complementary


                               University of Bonn, TU Dresden, Germany; TU Delft, Netherlands; University of Gdansk,


13:15 - 13:45    S06: Terrorism and the media: how internationalisation can help to educate                            the wider public 

                               University of Swansea, UK  

​14:00 - 14:30    S03: Bringing societal relevance into the university through IHES

                               FH Vienna, Austria


14:30 - 15:15   CLOSING 


14:30 - 15:00   IHES in a COVID-19 world

                        The perspectives of National Agencies

                          DAAD, NAWA, British Council

15:00 - 15:15   Closing of the IHES conference

                              Uwe Brandenburg, Global Impact Institute

Please note that the agenda is subject to change



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