Transatlantic Program on the Role and Impact of Digital Technology in Higher Education (USA-Germany)

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  • Deadline: 10 March 2019

It is an opportunity for US and German university leaders and policy makers to gain insight into the geographic and institutional diversity of the American and German higher education landscapes, their governance structures and managements – on both sides of the Atlantic.

This year’s seminar on “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education” will take place from September 30 through October 6, 2019 in Boston and New York and from December 9 to 11, 2019 in Berlin (full program days). It is organized cooperatively by the Fulbright Commission Berlin, the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York, and is part of the official “Year of German-American Friendship.”

Using a wide variety of interactive formats, 15 German and 10 American senior leaders from universities and higher education ministries will discuss the impact of digitalization on the acquisition of key competencies and how the digital turn will affect higher education institutions.

Key topics for the seminar include the analysis and discussion of the following:

  • Strategies in the Digital Age
  • Innovation and Potential Challenges in the Digital Age
  • Research in the Digital Age
  • Skills for the Digital Age


The application is open to the following groups:

  • German university presidents, vice-presidents and chancellors as well as relevant senior management staff such as chief information and/or technology officers,
  • American university presidents, deans and provosts as well as relevant senior management staff such as chief information and/or technology officers,
  • Higher education senior experts at federal/state ministries and research institutions.

Please find more information on the program