Quand :
23 January 2023 @ 14 h 00 min – 24 January 2023 @ 11 h 30 min
Où :
Paris and online
[Circle U. National Conference] Internationalisation of Higher Education: Imagining New Ways of Teaching and Learning @ Paris and online

The role of pedagogical innovation in the future of higher education is considered crucial within the Circle U. European University. Over the course of two days, we will explore the pedagogical impact of the internationalisation process on the development of higher education in Europe, and understand the nature of knowledge development in international educational settings through the lens of faculty, students and staff involved in these experiences.

Circle U. European University Alliance: Université Paris Cité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King’s College, London, UCLouvain, University of Oslo, Aarhus University, University of Belgrade, Université of Pisa and Université of Vienna.


The Circle U. National Conference aims to gather experiences and/or reflections that affirm the link between the internationalisation of universities and pedagogical innovation. The role of pedagogical innovation in the future of higher education is considered crucial within the Circle U. European University and is at the heart of the alliance’s Think and Do Tank mission.

One of the first steps of the Think and Do Tank was to identify the flagship educational initiatives being carried out by the partner universities. Professionals from the 9 universities working in educational innovation showed a keen interest in sharing their knowledge, experiences and tools within Circle U. The network of innovators progressively being buildt through the Think and Do Tank Cafés are thus nurturing a collaborative space, opening the way to an international pooling of resources, training and practices in the field of educational innovation in higher education.

Target audience

  • Faculty, staff and other university professionals
  • Students from all levels and disciplines
  • Civil society organisations
  • Public or private organisations involved in education, social transformation and/or sustainable development
  • NGOs, Think Tanks, cultural centers, journalists, artists, municipalities, policy makers, etc.


January 23, 2023

Location: Cité Universitaire, Fondation Victor Lyon 29 Bd Jourdan 75014 Paris and online

Facilitator: Vanessa Logerais, Founder and CEO of Parangone

14:00 Welcoming

  • Antoine Cazé, VicePresident International Université at Université Paris Cité
  • Cécile Badoual, VicePresident Education at Université Paris Cité
  • Ana Elvira García López, Project Manager at Université Paris Cité

14:15 Presentation of the Circle U. Week for the Future of Higher Education and Research and Introduction

Christine Neau-Leduc, President of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. President of the Board of Directors of Campus France.

14:30 “What is the EU doing on Higher Education?” Polina Khomenko, Political Reporter at the European Commission Representation in France.

14:45 “Make of Europe an Educational power by the best pedagogical practices: the
example of the primary and secondary Education” (online). Ilana Cicurel, Member of Renew
Europe Group at the European Parliament (Liste Renaissance – France). Member of the
Committee on Culture and Education, Committee on Legal Affairs, and Delegation for relations with

15:00 Panel 1 – European alliances as testbeds for innovation in education

Facilitator: Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.


  • Minh-Hà Pham, Counsellor for Science and Technology at the French Embassy in the UK.
  • Maxime Legrand, President of the Think Thank Revolution Educative.
  • Jo Angouri, Universitylevel Academic Director for Education and Internationalisation at the University of Warwick (European University EUTOPIA).
  • Antoine Cazé, VicePresident International Université at Université Paris Cité

16:15 Break

14:45 Panel 2 – European alliances as testbeds for creating joint study programmes

Facilitator: Ivana Didak, The Guild of European ResearchIntensive Universities

  • Armelle Prigent, Vice-President Education and University life at Université de la Rochelle (Coordinator of the European University EU-CONEXUS)
  • Karine Andrieux, Professor at Université Paris Cité and Responsible for the Master Erasmus Mundus Nanomed
  • Lisa Haddouk, Professor and Responsible of the Master Erasmus Mundus CYBER at Université Paris Cité

18:15 Conclusion and final remarks Kevin Guillaume, Secretary General of Circle U

18:30 Cocktail


January 24, 2023

Loclation: Site Necker, 156 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris and online


09:30 Welcoming

10:00 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1 – Facilitating international cooperation in teaching and students involvement through the “Micro-collaborations” proposed by the Earsmus project DIONE.

Philipp Wasserscheidt, Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Lead of the Circle U. Think and Do Tank.

Workshop 2 – Learning Analytics: How does university administration work with educational data on inclusion and attrition?

Discussing similarities and differences between different university administrations findings.

11:00-12:00 Workshop 3 – Share projects and skills within your organisations: the example of the platform “Projects” and its interest in promoting collective intelligence. Eric Cherel, Chief Information Officer, Learning Planet Institute


Philipp Wasserscheidt, Prof. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin et Lead du Circle U. Think and Do Tank.  

Trine Kaalby Bjerre Gjøderum, Aahrus Universitet

Marianne Toftegaard Hansen, Aahrus Universitet

Pernille Kirk Jensen, Aahrus Universitet

Alessandra La Spina, Università di Pisa

Michelle Santokie, King’s College London



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Circle U. Project Team iro@u-paris.fr
Ana Elvira García López: ana-elvira.garcia-lopez@u-paris.fr

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