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OEB speaker Channa van der Brug

Channa van der Brug

International Affairs Programme Manager, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung for Stifterverband, Germany

Channa van der Brug is the International Affairs Programme Manager at Hochschulforum Digitalisierung and also supports the European Commission’s Digital Education Hub for Stifterverband. She has more than 20 years of experience in the education sector and a passion for the role of technology in shaping the future of education. Her main focus is on facilitating international exchanges of effective digital teaching and learning practices. She is particularly keen on empowering students and leveraging the influence of European university alliances as catalysts for educational innovation and change.

Stifterverband is a joint initiative of companies and foundations with around 3,000 members – from DAX companies to SMEs to associations, donors and private individuals. It is devoted to consulting, networking and promoting improvements the fields of education, science and innovation. Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, the German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age, was founded in 2014 and supports universities in shaping the digital transformation. It is a joint initiative of Stifterverband, the CHE Centre for Higher Education Development and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.