A three-day event all about the future of higher education: University:Future Festival (U:FF) – Heads up! will take place from 26 to 28 April 2023 in the physical as well as in the digital space.  The principle is: Digital first! The festival in all its diversity can only be experienced online. Physical stages at various locations in Germany will enable encounters and networking in person. The festival is bilingual in German and English.

The festival will deal with topics related to the future of higher education: technology, didactics, strategy development, competences, architectures and much more. 

A variety of formats such as talks, panels, workshops and micro-trainings offer opportunities for exchange and collaboration. The programme is largely based on submissions from the community. It will be rounded off by outstanding VIP speakers.

University: Future Festival 2023 – be there!

The event is digital first – but there will also be several physical stages throughout the country. This will allow interested parties to exchange ideas in person without having to travel long distances. Tickets are free of charge. Tickets for online and the physical stages can be booked from now on. More information on our three physical locations can be found here.


University:Future Festival 2023 is organised by Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre. It is supported by Stifterverband.


3 Days
4 Locations
5 Formats
7-11 Stages
40 Networking partner