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"Improving Higher Educational Teaching Processes and Methods, Student
Outcomes, Marketing and Digital Capabilities."

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Welcome to the
European Higher Education Systems Development Summit

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Within higher education, there has been a steady and increasing emergence of new
models for what it means to be a great university (or higher education institution) in the
modern era. The world of work for which students are preparing for is changing very
quickly. Automation will make many current occupations obsolete with many of the
traditional ladders into the workforce disappearing; and shelf life of skills and qualifications
acquired through formal education at school and university is being rapidly eroded.
Research in universities has traditionally been an important source of innovation but a
university's social license to operate is increasingly proving its ability to give back to the
local community than through the production of graduates. With digital technology
constantly increasing expectations about the quality, availability and flexibility of the
learning experience, higher education providers are faced with an array of challenges and
opportunities in how to maintain and improve their educational delivery systems and

Recently coined as a moving towards “University 4.0.”, higher education institutions are
undergoing increasing pressures to: provide varying on-demand learning modes of
engagement; move away from traditional degrees as the only form of qualification being
offered; and provide greater support for student career management for undergraduate
and alumni students, going beyond 'careers advice' in its traditional forms of the past.

Established institutional higher education frameworks make change extremely challenging.
However the universities that are ahead of the market in adapting their business models to
leverage new trends will be most able to adjust to change will be able to transform
perceptions of their prestige and status.

The  European HES Development Summit will specifically addresses:

  • Higher Education System Development in the Digital Age: Overview of the
    latest developments and challenges in higher education delivery.
  • Improving higher education marketing strategy across conventional and
    emerging methods and technologies.
  • Enhancing digital and e-learning modes and processes and supporting the
    development of ePortfolios for students.
  • Advances in learning, adaptive courseware, and active classrooms:  
    Focusing on students' particular learning challenges or interests instead of one-size-
    fits-all lectures.
  • Identifying and developing increasingly future-proof syllabuses.
  • Providing on-demand learning between multiple modes.
  • Practices to enhance Public-Private Partnerships and strategic
    collaborations and forming innovation hubs and startups.        
  • Integration of technology in teaching - Adding authenticity to a work-life balance
    for higher education professionals and students.
  • Assessing and accessing new markets for students: Challenges and
  • Information Security: Developing a risk-based security strategy that keeps pace
    with security threats and challenges to student, staff and research data.
  • Implementing institution-wide IT strategy to support the role of IT leadership as
    an integral strategic partner to achieve educational goals.
  • Developing a data-enabled institutional culture utilising business intelligence
    and analytics.
  • Creating a student-centered environment by understanding and advancing
    technology's role in enhancing student experience.
  • Balancing technology budgets with institutional profitability: Tailoring IT
    priorities and spending to support IT-enabled institutional efficiencies and
    innovations within organisation’s budget and spending constraints.
  • IT training and organisation: Ensuring staff capacity and retention in the face of
    new it sourcing methods, competition for expertise, rising salaries, and the demands
    of technology initiatives on IT and non-IT staff.
  • Data Management and Governance: Implementing effective institutional data
    governance practices in line with new GDPR regulations.
  • Digital Integrations: Ensuring system interoperability, scalability, and extensibility,
    as well as data integrity, standards, and governance, across multiple applications
    and platforms
  • Change Leadership: Helping employees (including IT staff) to adapt to the
    increasing pace of technology change.
  • Providing effective student advisor services and augmentation with early-alert
    technologies to improve student retention rate.
  • The transformation of science education by introducing discipline-specific
    simulation labs that accelerate learning and experimentation at a much lower cost
    than traditional teaching methods.
The European HES Summit management team is currently finalising the speaker panel.
For any speaking, sponsorship, exhibition or attendance inquiries please email:
Live Editions | 2022 - 2023
European Union