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Panel discussion: 'Reinventing International Student Mobility'

Publié le 22 septembre 2020 Mis à jour le 4 novembre 2020

How has COVID-19 crisis impacted international student mobility and the European Universities projects? What will international student mobility look like in 2030? Tune in on 4 November for a lively discussion with our panel of experts!

The COVID-19 health crisis is having an important impact on student mobility.
From March 2020, the pandemic prompted reactions and emergency measures from higher education institutions and decision-makers, who had to get creative to find ways to ensure the safety and continuity of the mobile students’ academic programmes.
It also forced the hasty introduction of digital tools and the transition to remote teaching – a challenge most higher education institutions took up successfully. If the development of hybrid and virtual learning was an ongoing process in some institutions and while the “digitalisation” Erasmus mobility actions has been a long-standing objective of the European Commission, universities’ teaching and administrative staff had to “go digital” almost overnight.
What is more, just a few months prior to the crisis, the higher education sector was entering another revolution: the selection of the first “European University Alliances”, meant to reshape the higher education landscape and give it a new momentum was the (other) big news of 2019. How are these projects evolving in the light of the current crisis? Are universities actually putting these projects aside, or are these consortia actually the needed “labs” to re-imagine student mobility?
Beyond the impact on the digitalisation and international mobility processes of universities, we may also wonder: what does this crisis mean in terms of mobility opportunities for students? What will international student mobility look like in 2030?

Join in for our panel discussion!



  • Sophia ERIKSSON WATERSCHOOT, Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+, European Commission
  • Thérèse ZHANG, Deputy-Director, Higher Education Unit, European University Association
  • Kostis GIANNIDIS, President, Erasmus Student Network
  • Isabell MAJEWSKY, Head of the Study and Work Away Service at Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh, UNA Europa Alliance
  • Anne WEYEMBERGH, Vice-Rector for External Affairs and Development Cooperation, Université libre de Bruxelles, CIVIS Alliance
  • Moderation: François BALATE, Board member of ULB UAE (Associations of former ULB students)


Link to join the event: https://lnkd.in/d5D5EYc

The discussion will be held online. 

Le 4 novembre 2020

from 5pm til 7pm


Online event