22. November 2022 | Magazine:

The teaching of tomorrow – international, innovative, collaborative Conference on the future of digital international teaching

International teaching will be the focus of the DICE Conference at Technische Universität Braunschweig from 30 November to 2 December. The virtual conference deals with the question of how higher education teachers and students from all over the world want to shape digital international teaching in the future and offers many open formats for knowledge exchange and networking. The interdisciplinary DICE is organised by the Project House as part of the Promoting Digital education through Global Interconnection (ProDiGI) project.


The conference DICE deals with the future of digital international teaching. Photo credit: Linus Faymonville

“A lot is happening at the moment in the field of digital teaching and the university of the future, and we are pleased to be able to contribute to this with the DICE and to be able to expand the discourse to include the aspect of internationalisation,” reports ProDiGI coordinator Katrin Renkwitz. The panels, keynotes and workshops of the conference address current challenges and possible solutions. All participants are invited to actively contribute, develop ideas and help shape processes. Collaboration is unmistakably at the heart of the conference: “We want to be inspired by each other and learn from each other,” explains Renkwitz. “One of our panels, for example, will be conducted as a World Café on good practices in international digital teaching. Afterwards, we will publish the developed contents as a position paper.”

Barcamp involves students

The wishes, needs and opinions of students are embedded in the DICE by means of a bar camp in order to further develop teaching and the conditions at the universities as best as possible with them. The results of the bar camp will also be published as food for thought and recommendations for higher education teachers.

The DICE will be opened by the President of the TU Braunschweig, Prof. Angela Ittel, who will speak on the topic of “Digital Teaching and Learning as Pathway to Sustainable Internationalisation and Excellence”. This topic is not only the focus of the DICE, but also plays a central role at TU Braunschweig. Indeed, TU Braunschweig is the first university in Germany to undergo a Re-Audit2 process on internationalisation, which is being accompanied by the German Rectors’ Conference. Here, central goals are set and concrete measures are developed to close gaps and build on existing strengths.

At the end of the conference, Prof. Tatjana Schneider, Vice President for International Affairs and Regional Anchoring, will look back on the central aspects of the DICE in an interactive session with the participants.

The majority of the programme will be held in English. The event starts on 30 November at 12:30 pm. Free registration is still possible until 29 November.