2ND MULTIPLIER EVENT:
D-TRANSFORM conference organized in partnership with the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (MRK)
When: 28-29 April 2016
Where: Budapest, Hungary
The current European higher education system was designed to prepare an efficient and technically skilled workforce, a workforce that thrived in a 20th century industrial age of repetitive processes. To master the emergent and disruptive changes of the 21st century we need talents that thrive in processes of innovation, creativity and social impact, and to nurture this talent we need a radically different approach to education. In our knowledge society where information is open and accessible, the way universities can stay relevant is to embed skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, empathy, leadership and change making, skills that our digital students use in their everyday life but that are hidden in their curriculum. In a world changing faster and faster, students need interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial learning and solution-oriented skills to succeed.
Time is pressing. In Europe we may not have yet fully understood the world of our digital students and consequently, we must improve considerably the learning strategies and methodologies adapted to their needs and expectations. Europe is suffering a higher education crisis and is lost in that transition. What are the means deployed by the university governances to conduct this transformation process? What are the strategies needed to increase innovativeness and reactivity in a quickly evolving world?
On the basis of the information collected through a recent survey of European universities (2015) carried out in the framework of the D-TRANSFORM project, the event aims at fostering exchanges between leaders of universities in Europe and at discussing innovations that take into account the new collaborative cultures fostered by the present information technologies.
The event is open only for the Hungarian Rectors Conference members.
For the detailed program, please click here.
1ST MULTIPLIER EVENT
The first official public appearance of the D-TRANSFORM project will take place in the frame of the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona in June.
The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate to participants how senior staff have navigated through the problems of change management in institutions and from their experiences and those of the audience draw lessons on what are the crucial barriers and how to surmount them. The senior staff are drawn from various countries and types of higher education institution.
- Belinda Tynan, Pro vice-chancellor of Learning and Teaching, Open University (UK)
- Imma Tubella, former president of Open University of Catalonia (ES)
- Andras Benedek, Director of the Institute of Applied Pedagogy and Psychology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, (HU)
- Clive Mulholland, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Highlands and Islands (UK)
You can read the report on the event here.