IHES Conference 2020


Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society (IHES)

26-27 November 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

Please note that the programme is subject to change

Pre-conference workshop 

25 November 2020

Venue: Business Link Visionary

Separate registration required, limited number of participants, confirmation on a first come, first served basis 

12:00 - 17:30   IHES workshop "Design your own IHES project"

                        Elspeth Jones, Professor Emerita, UK

                              Uwe Brandenburg, Global Impact Institute, CZ

                              Georgina Manok, Carnegie Foundation/Brown University, USA

                              Mathew Johnson, Carnegie Foundation/Brown University, USA

                              Uwe Muuss, Georg-August University in Göttingen, DE

Conference Day 1

26 November 2020

Venue: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

09:30 - 10:00   Registration

10:00 - 12:00   OPENING PLENARY (Auditorium)

10:00 - 10:15   Opening of the first global IHES conference

                           Uwe Brandenburg, Managing Partner, Global Impact Institute

10:15 - 11:15   The Relevance of IHES from a National Agency Perspective

                           Keynote speech

                           Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General DAAD

11:15 - 12:00   What is IHES and how can it work?

                              Results from a study commissioned by the DAAD  

                           Uwe Brandenburg and Elspeth JonesGlobal Impact Institute

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch break 

13:00 - 17:30   PARALLEL SESSIONS Day 1 (Auditorium, Studio)


13:00 - 14:00   S01: IHES in focus - What can we learn from IHES programs at the DAAD?

                              DAAD, Germany


13:00 - 13:30   S02: Aluma's Model for 360 Degrees of Higher Education - Aligning

                        community needs with university interests

                              Aluma Organisation, Israel


13:30 - 14:00   S03: Bringing societal relevance into the university through IHES

                              FH Vienna, Austria


14:00 - 15:00   S04: FAMELAB - a tale of science, society, communication and change

                              British Council, UK


14:00 - 14:30   S05: Linking internationalisation strategy and transfer strategy of a University

                        of Applied Sciences

                              University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany


14:30 - 15:00   S06: Terrorism and the media: how internationalisation can help to educate the

                        wider public 

                              University of Swansea, UK  


15:00 - 15:30   Coffee break 

15:30 - 16:30   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,



15:30 - 16:00   S08: SocialErasmus: Community Engagement in International Student Mobility

                              ESN, Brussels, Belgium


16:00 - 16:30   S09: Willy Brandt in concert - a German-Polish IHES experience

                              University of Music, Lübeck, Germany


16:30 - 17:30    S10: PEACEMAKERS Project: Peace Dialogue Campus Network: Fostering

                         Positive Attitudes between Migrants and Youth in Hosting Societies

                               University of Koç, Turkey


16:30 - 17:00    S11: Helping to attract global workforce to regional companies - 

                         the Welcome Centre Göttingen Campus and the Südniedersachsen Region

                               Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany


17:00 - 17:30    S19: Bring UTM to the WORLD - Bring the WORLD to UTM - Engaging with

                         the wider community through internationalisation

                               Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia



18:00 - 22:00   NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

                              Guided tour of the current DOX exhibitions, dinner and drinks, networking


Conference Day 2

27 November 2020

Venue: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

08:30 - 12:00   PARALLEL SESSIONS Day 2 (Auditorium, Studio)

08:30 - 09:30   S12: Integration of communities in HEIs and society at large

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


08:30 - 09:30   S13: Transnational education: global education offer, local impact?  

                              British Council, UK


09:30 - 10:30   S14: A globally relevant, locally appropriate Community Engagement


                              Carnegie Foundation/Brown University, USA



09:30 - 10:30   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


10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00   S16: Internationalization and Diversity: Competing or Complementary


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



11:00 - 11:30   S17: Never the twain shall meet? IHES in New Zealand and Indonesia

                              University of Auckland, New Zealand


11:30 - 12:00   S18: Orientation days as an element of international students’


                              Poznan University of Technology, Poland



12:00 - 13:15   CLOSING PLENARY (Auditorium)


12:00 - 13:00   Quo vadis IHES?

                        Lessons learned from the conference

                          DAAD, NAWA, British Council, Carnegie Foundation/Brown University,
                             Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University of Göttingen, GII

13:00 - 13:15   Wrap up and what comes next

                              Uwe Brandenburg, Global Impact Institute

13:15 - 15:00   Finger food lunch and networking

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