Forum on International Higher Education

15.–17. 6. 2021
This Year’s Theme:

(Un)prepared for change?

CZEDUCON is a meeting platform for experts in the field of internationalisation of higher education institution. In the Czech Republic it is the largest event of its kind. The conference is organised by the Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

This year’s subtitle is (Un)prepared for change? Visitors have 2 days full of information and number of reputable guests to look forward to.

Main thematic areas:
Crisis Management
New Erasmus+ Period
New Internationalization Priorities
Strategic Management and Capacity Building

Crisis Management 

The challenges of globalizations are numerous and interconnected: from the current COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, to economic and safety risks, and the list goes on. Universities need to react, be it to respond as an institution, or to help find effective solutions. What can they do to prepare for these challenges and unfavourable situations? How should they act and communicate?

New Erasmus+ Period

This year marks the beginning of a new Erasmus+ budget period (2021–2027). Digitalisation, inclusion and sustainability are the topics that will shape this new phase. What will these changes mean for applicants and project coordinators? How will these priorities influence project realization? What can schools do to manage these changes the best they can?

New Internationalization Priorities

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the digitalization process it accelerated, are shaping the priorities of internationalization significantly. While the number of physical mobilities has dropped, online education is making international activities accessible to a broader group of learners. There have also been changes in administration, marketing, or admission of international students. The topics of social responsibility and sustainable growth are ever more current. What can universities do to deal with these challenges?

Strategic Management and Capacity Building

Strategic approach and internal capacity building are necessary for further development of internationalization in universities, be it management of international students, language improvement, or intercultural capabilities of students and teachers. How does one manage internationalization on a strategic level? What methods and measures can help improve the internalization student experience? How can local and international students and employees develop necessary capabilities with regard to internationalization? 

 

Past conferences:

2019

Second annual conference with focus on internationalisation of higher education hosted over 500 participants who could choose from 42 speeches, panel discussions or workshops. Among the main speakers were EAIE President Sabine Pendl, global higher education strategist Rahul Choudaha or ACA President Ulrich Grothus.

2018

The first annual conference to become meeting platform for experts in the field of internationalisation of higher education institution. The cross-cutting theme, 20 years on the wave of international education, responded to 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s participation in the Erasmus program. Former EAIE President Marcus Laitinen and European Commission Representative, among others, presented their views on the internationalisation of education in Europe.

For more information please contact us at czeducon@dzs.cz or +420 221 850 100. 

The whole event will take place online. We will continue to keep you informed about further details.

ORGANIZED BY:
Dům zahraniční spolupráce, czeducon@dzs.cz