Great that you are here and ready to explore the digital student journey with us! We divided the student journey into three phases. For each phase, we offered a variety of live sessions and asynchronous formats, which you can find in the gallery at the bottom of the page.
5pm // A digital headstart for STEM studies in Germany
Take a first step on our joint path along the student journey with our workshop on digital study preparation: In the project “” (German for “headstart”), we are developing a time- and location-independent study preparation course. During the Long Night of Ideas, we would like to talk about access to digital learning and find out more about your own (good and bad) experiences. (This workshop will be conducted mostly in German.)
5:30pm // Lost in Orientation?
Does study orientation get easier thanks to digital tools and services? DAAD's Regional Office Cairo gave an insight into their daily business (in English).
6pm // Breakfast in Mexico
Julieta und Javier have coffee with Katharina Fleckenstein and her colleagues at DAAD's Regional Office Mexico-City. They chat (in German) about their upcoming studies in Germany, their digital preparation in the run-up to the DAAD scholarship and about being early birds!
6:45pm // Ready to study? Test it!
In this workshop, our colleagues from g.a.s.t. present their digital self-assessments: You can test your German and English language proficiency (onSET) as well as your Math skills. With DUO (), you can start learning German and get the language skills you need to study in Germany.
How to learn online with Kiron (pre-produced)
Kiron is an edtech NGO that provides high-quality online education and skills training for refugees and underserved communities worldwide., we show you the 5 steps to becoming an online learner. Learners who are more familiar with offline learning can develop personalised strategies for staying motivated and making the most of digital educational programs.
7:15pm // International Virtual Mobility
How does FernUniversität in Hagen bridge the distance between students in international virtual mobility? In this session, you get an insight into the digital collaborative formats realised between higher education instutions in German, Finland and the Netherlands. And we are also keen to know: Which skills and competences do you develop in collaborative learning?
7.30pm // Digital teaching and learning at TH Lübeck
Digital teaching and learning at TH Lübeck: In this workshop, you get to choose your favourite perspective: Learn more about students’ digital campus life. Get an insight into a professor’s work. Let us check out our MOOCs and online courses together. Or do it yourself: Create your own interaction!
8pm // Student panel: new mobility formats
Barbara and Katharina, students at FernUniversität in Hagen, and Nele and Lisa, students at Hamburg University, talk about their digital international experience. How does intercultural exchange via Skype, Zoom and online whiteboards work? The panel discussion will be held in German - but questions can be asked (and answered) in English as well!
8:40pm // Interviews with teachers: Communities of Practice
Prof. Dr. Sandra Sprenger, Head of Geography Education Group at Universität Hamburg, and Kateryna Holubinka, lecturer in Media Didactics at FernUniversität in Hagen, talk about offering international online collaboration courses. How does teaching (online) across borders work? How do they - and their students - experience this intercultural exercise? The interview will be held in German - but questions can be asked (and answered) in English as well!
9pm // Digital Credentials and I: Recognition, skills and international mobility
We're looking forward to speaking with DAAD Alumni: bat expert Kseniia from the Leibniz Institute, electrical engineer & battery expert Felipe from the TU Berlin and brain expert Lena from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. They will be sharing their experiences from their own international student journeys with us – and will be chatting about digital credentials in all shapes and forms. Bonus: Let's talk life skills in general and design our own badges! (This session will be held in English.)
9:30pm // Alumni Talk: Lunchtime in Mexico
DAAD-Alumni Durdana, German and Imran talked to our colleagues at DAAD's regional office in Mexico-City, Katharina, Alejandro and María Fernanda, about their exciting student and researcher journeys and about lifelong learning in all its glory. Travel with us to Mars and back to Guadalajara! (This talk will be held in English.)