DIES Forum 2023: University Alliances and Networks

The central theme of the Forum in 2023 will be “University Alliances and Networks: Cooperation and Collaboration for the Development of Higher Education Institutions".

Cooperation and collaboration among higher education institutions have been increasing in recent decades. This can be seen also in the areas of higher education management where cooperation and collaboration for organisational development or on specific topics such as sustainability, are growing and even core services are offered collaboratively (e.g., in teaching). Universities have formed partnerships, consortia, and alliances, as well as various networks and projects. The range of cooperation and collaboration varies from local, national, and intra-regional to inter-regional and is organised both informally and formally. The DIES Forum 2023 wants to explore these approaches and their impact on institutional and systemic development and innovation.

The DIES Forum 2023 will offer three events, each connected to the main theme. It will be held live over Zoom on November 28, December 5 and 12. (about 2.5 hours per day).

Kindly refer to the programme for more information.

The DIES Forum is meant to bring together DIES alumni and NMT Alumni to share views and perspectives on recent developments in higher education as well as to exchange practices and discuss pressing issues in the dynamic field of higher education management and its capacity building from an inter-regional perspective. The Forum will be hosted by the University of Potsdam from Germany and carried out in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), and the European partner institutions who are implementing training courses in the DIES Programme, i.e. Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Leibniz University Hannover, Saarland University, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, and University of Cologne.