University:Future Festival 2023

We are convinced that digital tools and smart didactics can improve higher education. That’s why the University:Future Festival (U:FF), the leading event on digitalisation in teaching and learning, offered orientation, networking and inspiration – community-oriented and open to all. For the academic education of tomorrow.

Almost 2,900 active participants attended the last U:FF 2021. The event addressed all groups concerned with the future of higher education – including teachers, university administrators, didactics, students and civil society. 

U:FF: Always digital, Wednesday and Thursday also on site!

The motto “Heads Up!”

Heads Up! – Watch out, something’s coming! A “Heads Up” is an advance information or a warning. What will be important in the coming years? Which topics and developments should we keep an eye on? The last time U:FF looked at the post-Corona era. Now we focussed on moving further ahead. 

Heads Up! – Cheer up, it will be alright! “Heads Up” is also a positive exclamation. Rising costs and demands are causing uncertainty in higher education; the pandemic is not over yet either. The festival reflected this situation and wanted to look constructively into the future.

What makes the University:Future Festival special

Size and overview: As the largest event of its kind in the DACH region, U:FF offered an unique overview of futures in tertiary education, making it THE place for inspiration.

Community-based: Our community does not just meet  for the annual festival – we work together in a spirit of trust throughout the year. The content and formats of U:FF were largely fed by the diverse communities of  Hochschulforum and Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre-community. Members of the community inspired others and shared information about the festival.

Innovative and colourful: U:FF always strives for innovations in content and format. This included artistic interventions, new and diverse format ideas, and a contemporary digital and analogue event experience.

Spaces rethought: U:FF rethinks digital and analogue spaces. It was digital-first-hybrid: digital participants were the most important group of attendees. Everyone could join online with a click. But we were also geographically connected and offered opportunities for regional exchange with several locations in Germany. More information on the presence locations can be found here.