Upcoming events

Webinar Week: Online Education during & after COVID-19

EADTU is organising an Empower Webinar Week on Online Education during & after COVID-19, from 6 – 8 April 2021. 

The COVID-19 crisis made many higher education institutes switch overnight to online distance education. Attempts were made in creating solutions for online active learning, online student interactions and e-assessment.

In this Empower webinar week, we will offer a better understanding of the opportunities of digital education during & after COVID-19 by hearing from experts from the field of online, blended and hybrid learning. Please read more about the programme below. In each session there will be time reserved for reflection and discussion for you, the participants. You are all welcome to join us online!

Programme & registration
You can find the full programme and register for free on our Eventbrite page. 


Work closely together with invited experts on-site in direct relation with the institutional challenges on introducing and/or optimising new modes of teaching.

EMPOWER is  offering on-site collaboration between EMPOWER experts and the hosting universities. These universities want to accelerate the adoption of new modes of teaching and learning by sessions on-site within the direct context of the university. All to be organised in cooperation with the institutional coordinator and in direct relation to the identified needs of expertise. The institutional needs for expertise are identified in an institutional profiling exercise organised by EADTU. The programme of each on-site visit is therefore tailor-made in accordance with the priorities based on a dialogue with relevant experts. 

On-site approach:

  • Management and expert meetings on innovation and transformation
  • Strategy meetings
  • Training sessions
  • Developing an institutional roadmap for change and implementation


Two day academy sessions: Empower Online Learning Leadership Academy (EOLLA).

Within the EMPOWER programme an Online Learning Leadership Academy has been developed. The academy is an exciting and unique professional development programme. It aims to support the needs of both experienced and new and emerging institutional leaders responsible for a variety of online, open and flexible learning initiatives in higher education. Participants will have an opportunity to share experiences, both online and face-to-face and learn from a number of case studies, which attempt to reveal both the challenges and opportunities of leading in an era of change.

The academy is designed around the principles of active learning and includes activities like high-level discussions, creative problem solving and strategic thinking in response to new and emerging models of teaching and learning. Five experts from the field will explore real dilemmas, challenging case studies and future scenario’s, to better understand the development of strategic, research-informed response to opportunities and threats facing HE. 


Innovating Higher Education Conference

The International Higher Education (I·HE) conference focuses on trends and high impact factors in global and European higher education.

This year's theme is: 'Higher Education in the new normal: the role of online, blended and distance learning'.