Franco-German perspectives in dialogue: Why do we need European universities?
|10 May 2021
On 11th May, from 19:00 to 20:30 CEST, Leipzig University is taking part in an interesting debate discussing the need for European universities.
ERASMUS, national exchange programs, bi-, tri- or even multinational degree programs, regional university collaborations – cooperation between universities in Europe had been working for a long time when Emmanuel Macron formulated the vision of “European universities” in his speech at the Sorbonne in 2017: Universities from several countries in Europe should join together to form alliances and create degree pathways in which every student studies abroad and takes courses in at least two languages; the resulting networks should be “places of pedagogical innovation and research excellence.”
As part of the online event series “Franco-German Perspectives in Dialog”, CERC Bonn and the Frankreichzentrum at Leipzig University are organizing an online panel discussion on the topic of “Why do we need European universities? German and French experts will think together about the opportunities and limits of international university alliances and will also answer questions from students and program coordinators from the chat.
The discussion is held in German and French.
• Professor Dr Jim Walker, Vice President for International Affairs, Université Lyon2
• Dr Marjorie Berthomier, Secretary General of the Franco-German University, Saarbrücken
• Dr Kai Sicks, former Head of the International Affairs Department of the University of Bonn, from April 1 Secretary General of the DAAD
• Tabea Mager (International Office, Leipzig University)
• Moderation: Professor Dr Matthias Middell
Registration at email@example.com.