Previous conference


18 april, 2024




The digitalization of universities is a topic that has become more and more relevant over the years. There is no doubt that technology is changing our world, and the educational sector is not left out of this process. That is why we invite you to take part in our online conference dedicated to the digitalization of universities.
At the conference, we will bring together leading experts in the field of digitalization of universities who will talk about their successes and failures. You will learn how technology can open up new opportunities for lecturers and students, simplify the learning process and save time.



april 18, 2024.


  • 10:30 am – 10:30 am Challenges in advancing digitalisation of services and learning in universities.

Ana I. Proykova, Full Professor for Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Sofia

  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Building the campus of the future: experience of different countries. How to build an IT infrastructure to support an ecosystem of multiple digital services enabled by university data. How to effectively profile and promote university experts.

Vincenzo MalteseHead of Dissemination and Evaluation of Research Outputs Division, Head of Digital services for research office, University of Trento

  • 11:15 am – 11:30 am Coffee break
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Student mobility is blooming, but are the study administrative systems keeping up? Mobility is a keyword in the new European digital landscape. Students and staff should be able to cross borders, both physically and digitally but it is equally important that the study administrative systems can be interoperable and manage the flow of student related data seamlessly. This is not the case yet but there are several initiatives that are working in this direction. The talk gives an overview of the current situation and what is coming in the near future. 

Tor FridellHead of Student Information System, Linkoping University; coordinator for international affairs for the national Swedish Ladok Consortium. 

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Digitization and the human – building communities in online spaces.

Shanali GovenderAcademic Staff Lecturer, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm Lunch
  • 01:30 pm – 02:00 pm Making digital transformation achievable - critical foundations for success. This session will introduce the Jisc framework and the accompanying maturity model for digital transformation for higher education and how these materials are being used to drive forward change. 

Sarah Knight, Head of learning and teaching transformation, HE and Research Directorate, Jisc 

  • 02:00 pm – 02:30 pm Analyzing the Digitalization of Universities: A SWOT Analysis of PROFFORMANCE Project Countries

Jan Beseda, Head of the National Centre for Distance Education, Centre for Higher Education Studies 

  • 02:30 pm – 03:00 pm Building staff capacity for the campus of the future: A Kenyan example

Fereshte Goshtasbpour, Lecturer in Digital Education at the Institute of Educational Technology (IET), Open University UK. 

  • 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Avenues for Excellence: Exploring Innovations in the Transfomation of Higher Education for Vice Chancellors and Rectors of Universities.

Nauman Ahmad, Faculty at Centre for Preparatory Studies, Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman