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Higher Education Summit 2020

31/08/2020 02/09/2020

Conferences 2020

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Event location

University of Bern - UniS Building
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern, 3012

The Higher Education Summit 2020 is an international event addressing the question “How can we assure quality and transformative learning for sustainable development?”

The summit will meet in Bern, Switzerland, from 31 August – 2 September 2020. The event is co-organised by the COPERNICUS Alliancesaguftd-net, the University of Bern, and the University of Lausanne.

WHY MEET FOR THE #HES2020

Higher education institutions in Europe acknowledge the urgent need for rapid and radical transformation towards sustainable development and agree that higher education has an important role to play in this process. But how can this role be assumed, what values should guide the process, what should be transformed, how, and who should lead and who be engaged? Suggestions and models exist, but they remain niches, often nested at institutional levels that are disconnected from relevant larger-scale, standard-defining quality and policy bodies.

The conference will enable participants from a number of different stakeholder and expert groups interested in transformation towards sustainable development to meet beyond their “natural borders” and to discuss both research and practice-related issues.

AIMS

The Higher Education Summit 2020 aims to:​

  • Address the challenges of quality assurance and transformative learning for sustainable development
  • Get different communities together, foster creative listening, and spark new inspirations
  • Share latest knowledge across these communities, learn from each other, and get inspired for improved practices towards sustainable development
  • Refine the research agenda in the fields of transformative learning, quality assurance, and sustainable development
  • Inspire new research that cuts across these fields

CHALLENGES

GATHERING OF KEY PLAYERS

This conference seeks to convene key players for Higher Education for Sustainable Development and transformation, foster creative listening, and spark new inspirations across the following communities:

  • lecturers and researchers at higher education institutions
  • experts in professional development in higher education
  • managers of higher education institutions
  • experts in quality assurance
  • students and lifelong learners
  • civil society actors

Venue

University of Bern's UniS Building - see more venue information here

Programme

Programme information coming soon - stay up-to-date by visiting the organiser's official programme information here

Registration

Registration opens on 15 May 2020 - stay up-to-date by visiting the organiser's official registration information here

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