Learning, Systems and the New Normal

Never before in the history of higher education has it been necessary to implement new modes of teaching and communication as quickly and comprehensively as in 2020. One thing is clear: the world of higher education will be different after 2020. Now is the time to set the course for the future of higher education. Discuss with us how we will teach, learn, cooperate and share ideas in the future.

For three days we will bring together teachers, students, university management and other stakeholders from universities, politics and society. We will create a virtual space for exchange on higher education. Meet old acquaintances and get to know like-minded people.


Which scenarios have proved successful in the digital summer semester 2Which scenarios have proved successful in the digital summer semester 2020 – and which have not? How can innovative methods and tools continue to enrich university teaching in the future? What conditions must be provided for this to succeed, both by politics and by universities? These guiding questions form the content of the University:Future Festival. International examples complement the perspective on the future of teaching and learning.

The festival consists of three programme days:

BarCamp:Day (Tuesday, 06.10.):

In the open BarCamp format, participants develop the agenda of the day themselves.

Conference:Day (Wednesday, 07.10.):

In four parallel live streams, German and international experts will share their expertise about higher education after 2020.

Workshops:Day (Thursday, 08.10.):

In longer workshops, participants collaborate and learn from each other.

On all days, the programme is mainly based on submissions from our community. 


From exciting lectures, interactive workshops and training sessions to the collaborative BarCamp, the University:Future Festival offers a broad spectrum of formats. Take the chance to shape the festival with your ideas and take part in our call!

You can find all information about participation possibilities under Call for Participation!


Attendance of the festival is free. Register here now!