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22 – 24, 2023

Learning Café

Digitalising the International Student Journey

Date Friday, Nov 25  Time   –    Room Schoeneberg I/II/III

This Learning Café presents the model of a student journey as a starting point to guide the audience through examples from DAAD’s (German Academic Exchange Service) portfolio of funding programmes and projects, illustrating how digital technology is used to provide learner-centred, international education that fosters (digital) skills for the future.

Putting students’, teachers’, and researchers’ needs at the centre, the DAAD provides advice and funding to German higher education institutions to develop innovative solutions for digital teaching and learning in international contexts and to establish digital infrastructures which facilitate international exchange. These approaches show a high scalability and are reusable for other universities since the software used is published under an open-source license. 


  • Use the potential of digitalisation in the internationalisation of higher education.
  • Digitalise practice-oriented university teaching, using the example of virtual labs and avatar-based teaching.
  • Benefit from innovative educational technologies in preparing international students for their studies in Germany.

OEB speaker Dagmar Willems

Dagmar Willems

Senior Desk Officer, Section Digitalisation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

OEB speaker Ann-Kristin Matthé

Ann-Kristin Matthé

Head of Section Digitalisation for Internationalisation, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Germany

OEB speaker Heribert Nacken

Heribert Nacken

Rectorate's Delegate for Blended Learning and Exploratory Teaching Space, Rwth Aachen University

OEB speaker Prof. Dr. Thomas Pertsch

Prof. Dr. Thomas Pertsch

Professor, Jena University

OEB speaker Vera Anna Bub

Vera Anna Bub

Senior Desk Officer, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)