Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the University:Future Festival 2024. If your question is not answered in the FAQs, you can reach our team at: festival_team@hochschulforum.org

General information



What is the University:Future Festival?

The University:Future Festival (U:FF) is a hybrid “Digital First” festival that will take place digitally and with physical stages in Berlin, Bochum, Heilbronn, Leipzig and Nürnberg from June 05 – 07, 2024. The festival is bilingual in German and English. English program items are planned live in Berlin and online. The festival motto this year is “Tales of Tomorrow”.

In terms of content, the U:FF deals with topics around the future of higher education: technology, didactics, strategy development, competencies, architectures and many more. Varied formats such as talks, panel discussions, workshops and 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.

When will the University:Future Festival take place?

The University:Future Festival will take place from June 05 – 07, 2024. The exact overview of the programme times of the respective stages can be found in our programme, which will be available online starting April.

When are the physical stages open?

The Mainstage in Berlin is open on both festival days, 5 and 6 June.

On 5 June, you can also visit the partner stages in Leipzig and Nürnberg.

On 6 June, the stages in Bochum and Heilbronn will open their doors.

Please note that an attendance ticket is required for participation on site. The ticket is free of charge.

The third day of the festival, 7 June, will be entirely digital.

You can find more information about the presence stages here.

Where will the University:Future Festival take place?

The hybrid festival will take place online on our digital event platform. Additionally, this year there are physical stages in Berlin, Bochum, Heilbronn, Leipzig and Nürnberg. 

Where can I find the programme for the University:Future Festival?

You can find the programme for the University:Future Festival 2024 on our website once the jury has viewed all submissions.

I am not a student or university member. Can I still participate in the festival?

Yes. The University:Future Festival is open to anyone interested in the festival topics.

I would like to watch a session again. Is that possible?

Yes. All sessions (with the exception of workshops and trainings) will be recorded and uploaded afterwards. The contributions can be found for one week via the platform under “On Demand”. After that, the sessions of the University:Future Festival 2024 will be uploaded on the Youtube channel of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung