Reinventing the university experience for 2020 and beyond

18 September 2020

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This has been a year like no other for universities around the globe.

It saw most higher education institutions adopt a digital teaching model in response to the pandemic, and now remote learning will remain a reality for many in September. What has been the impact on students of this sudden reconfiguration – and what will be the long-term effects of rapid digital transformation?

Featuring distinct content for both Europe and North America across two virtual stages, this one-day event will examine how Covid has reshaped the student experience, and how it will continue to do so for the short and long term. We will ask how universities are adapting to the ‘new normal’ and ensuring that students can continue to learn, exchange knowledge, socialise and become active members of their university communities. What improvements have been brought about from the shift online and what will be the impact for long term university strategy?


The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education  US College Rankings measure student engagement, student outcomes and learning environments. Following their launch, the forum will feature an exclusive data masterclass on the metrics behind the rankings. Be the first to take a deep dive into the measures of student success, discover the results, and challenge its compilers about the methodology and its way forward.

Our speakers include

Wayne Frederick
Howard University
Kostis Giannidis
Erasmus Student Network
Erin Hoffmann Harding
Vice-president of student affairs
University of Notre Dame
Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño
IE University
Caroline Levander
Vice-president of global and digital strategy
Rice University
Pablo Ortiz
Vice-president of regional and world locations
Florida International University
Chastity Pratt
Education bureau chief
The Wall Street Journal
Kelly Sundberg
Director of education strategy, business applications and power platform
Jan Wöpking
Managing director
German U15
Nancy Young
Vice-president of student affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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