Launch Event: Reimagining Research-led Education in a Digital Age

The pressures of the pandemic have prompted a discourse of ‘need for change’. This includes questions of what should be taught, and why and how it should be taught so that graduates are educated for continuous change. Higher education is invited to innovate its pedagogical offering and collaborate in new ways. And yet, existing regulatory frameworks continue to be nationally accredited, delivered and regulated.

Research-intensive universities, with their plurality of disciplines, are unique places for pedagogical innovation. Given the increasing  emphasis  on  transdisciplinarity in approaching global challenges, there is  a  need  to  rethink  the  relationship  between  research  and  teaching,  and  how  active  learning  can  reflect  this  changing  relationship, especially in the digital age.

What will change look like for your institution? How can universities build on their strengths to embrace transformation in new ways? Join us on 4 June when we will launch our new Insight Paper “Reimagining Research-led Education in a Digital Age” to initiate broader discussions about what needs to change – and what needs to be preserved from the current system.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event!


Download the new Insight Paper "Reimagining Research-led Education in a Digital Age" and watch the recording below.


10h00     Welcome by Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild

10h05     Presentation of the Insight Paper by Jo Angouri, Academic Director for Education and Internationalisation, University of Warwick, lead author

10h20     Higher Education: Policy Perspectives

  • Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Unit, DG EAC, European Commission
  • Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy, European University Association  

11h00    Take home messages

11h10    Responses from Higher Education practice

  • Rūta Eidukevičienė, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University 
  • Benoît Raucent, President of the Louvain Learning Lab, UCLouvain
  • Jeroen Kooman, Director, Institute for Education Innovation (EDLAB), Maastricht University

11h50    Take home messages

12h00    End of the launch event




       Jo Angouri            Vanessa Debiais-Sainton       Michael Gaebel


Rūta Eidukevičienė            Benoît Raucent               Jeroen Kooman


Download the speakers' bios here
Published May 10, 2021 1:33 PM - Last modified Apr. 20, 2022 9:44 AM