HUMANE Webinar - The future of international student mobility in a post-Covid world - 21 October

HUMANE autumn webinar programme
No way back: opportunities emerging in a post-Covid world


The future of international student mobility

Wednesday October 21st 12.00–13.00 CEST

Registration is free and open to HUMANE members and residential school alumni.

For a generation universities have enthusiastically pursued international strategies. Different institutions have prioritised different dimensions of internationalisation, but international student mobility has been a central feature of almost all institutions’ international engagement strategies.

The early evidence indicates that the impact of Covid on international mobility in many European higher education systems has been minimal. In other systems such as Australia’s, the decline in numbers has been catastrophic.

But as the Covid crisis continues to linger, what is the long term outlook for institutions' international strategies? Will we quickly slip back to a version of a pre-Covid world? Or will Covid, combined with a heightened awareness of the carbon footprint of international mobility fundamentally change things?

Our next autumn webinar will attempt to canvass these and many other questions. Three panellists will briefly speak to various aspects of the webinar topic, followed by a discussion where panellists will respond to your comments, questions and observations. We're looking forward to a lively and informative debate so we look forward to welcoming you.

The panellists are:

  • Dirk Mulder, a former International Director in several Australian universities and now the Principal of MulderPR
  • Dora Longoni, International Director at the University of Padua
  • Bart Van De Laar, Programme Leader - International Strategy at Utrecht University

Click here to register by email.

HUMANE Webinar - Designing the student experience of tomorrow - 5 November

HUMANE autumn webinar programme
No way back: opportunities emerging in a post-Covid world


Designing the student experience of tomorrow:
three scenarios for a post-Covid world

Thursday 5th November 14.00–15.00 CET

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for this event, to be delivered in partnership with EAB. Registration is free and open to HUMANE members and residential school alumni.

The rapid impact of demographic ageing, and the application of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Realty and Big Data to new models of higher education pre-dated Covid, but the pandemic has accelerated consideration of these matters at a breakneck pace.

What will students’ experience of higher education look like in a world where life expectancy in Western Europe will increase to 100 years?; where embedded education technology will not be the exception, but the norm?; where the average shelf-life of knowledge imparted in a typical undergraduate degree programme will continue to decline, but more rapidly?; where the rates of participation in forms of higher education, will continue to grow?

Conducted in collaboration with our partner, EAB, our 5 November webinar will explore these and other questions through the lens of three potential scenarios. We’ll consider the big trends playing out on both sides of the pandemic, in a lively and engaging webinar format making liberal use of online collaboration tools.

Take a step into the future…and register now to secure your place!