Student Involvement is an important part of EDUC's work. Our Student Think Tank Open Futures was the first event to get to know and involve you.
29 students from our six partner universities spent an entire day on June 22, 2021, tackling four different structural topics of the Higher Education Alliance EDUC.In various workshops on FutureSkills, FutureMobility, FutureInvolvement, and FutureDigitalCampus, the students presented their perspectives on the topics, discussed them, and came up with exciting ideas for future activities of the alliance.
We would like to continue to shape our future together with you and are constantly working on new formats!
This event is to create a student think tank that brainstorms about topics belonging to further development of the EDUC universities.
How should a digital campus looks like? What tools does it need? How can students be part of the university's further development? How can they participate in decision-making processes? What mobility options do students need? Which future skills do students need and want to acquire?
These are questions we do not only ask ourselves as we seek to develop offers and aid universities to prepare for the challenges of today and tomorrow. We want to ask you, the students.
We want to meet you for one day - to discuss with you and learn from you on these four important topics:
How can EDUC build a digital campus that is open, diverse and integrative at the same time?
The future of EDUC will certainly be digital. It will function as a shared digital platform to bring teachers, students and staff together and will provide virtual teaching, digital (group) learning spaces, optimized services and points of interconnection. But how can this new digital world be designed to suit your needs best?
How can students structurally shape EDUC?
The participation of students in the governance structure of EDUC is one of the big goals yet be achieved. As experts of your own right, you are the best actors to decide on how your voice can be heard in EDUC and how to make a difference.
How can EDUC improve the settings of physical mobility to its partner universities?
The reasons for going abroad in the context of your studies can be manifold: personal development, expectations in your discipline, better career chances, improving the command of a foreign language. One thing is for sure: The total immersion into the culture and language of another nation is once-in-a-lifetime experience. Additionally, experiencing unique academic cultures of different universities and the chance to make new international friends is an added bonus.
How can EDUC support students to develop those skills that are considered indispensable in modern society and on the labour market?
These skills include being knowledgable of multiple languages, the ability to identify, evaluate and compose reliable information on the world wide web, the capacity to work in diverse teams and the capability to adapt to new environments and situations.