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Higher Education Institutions of Art, Design and Music as future "European Universities"? Innovative cooperation formats and thematic bridges

On 18-20 February 2019, DAAD brought together a diverse group of 120 delegates from the world of higher arts education across Europe. Rectors, deans, teachers, international relations officers, representatives of National Erasmus Agencies and the world of artistic work from 26 countries engaged in an intensive programme of encounter and exchange.

The presentations and discussions triggered by the European Universities initiative focussed on the core aspects of the call for pilot European Universities: European values, the knowledge triangle, cross-border collaboration, interdisciplinarity, diversity and digitisation. Visionary keynote presentations were seconded by hands on information from a European Commission representative, a paradigm pioneer and the existing professional networks.

The workshops on the second day offered an opportunity to discuss thematic bridges based on inspiring or challenging practice examples. The last day then invited the delegates into a facilitated open space, the outcomes of which are summarized below in bullet-point style.

Generally, it became obvious that the European Universities initiative has many overlaps with innovative collaboration formats that are either practised by the sector or envisaged for the future. At the same time there is a great need to discuss and keep discussing challenging aspects like accreditation, integration of research learning and teaching, and bridging cultural as well as institutional differences whilst celebrating diversity as a core European value.

Date 18th - 20th February, 2019
Venue Filmuniversität Potsdam, Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482 Potsdam
Target Group Representatives of Higher Education Institutions in the field of music, art and design who
a) Can discuss and decide in strategic matters of their institutions and/or
b) Are familiar with the creation and uphold of international institutional relationships and/or
c) Are familiar with innovative methods of transversal learning, teaching, research.
Conference language English
Programme Programme [PDF, 288 KB]
Documentation If you are interested in one of the presentations which were held on the TCA please contact E-Mail


Nathalie Baum

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Tel.: 0228 - 882 8974

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