Migration and Transnational Cooperation
Dr. Michael Boronowsky from the innovation Capability center at the University of Bremen visited the conference
Migration and Transnational Cooperation in Education, Research and Innovation, 2 – 3 May 2016, Berlin, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin.
Migration and flight open up a wide variety of chances and cause at the same time major challenges to societies in the Arab world as well as in Europe, including Germany. The AGYA Working Group Arab and German Education provided new impetus on migration issues, in particular from Arab perspectives, and discussed on education across borders. In five thematic workshops renowned scientists and high-ranking experts addressed the following topics:
- Integrating migrants into the university
- Innovation and knowledge transfer
- Online and blended learning initiatives and institutions
- Teacher education and education research
- Migration research and education
Furthermore, the event offered a dialogue platform for Arab and German university presidents to enhance the mutual recognition of conditions and requirements in the respective higher education systems and to facilitate circular migration of students and scientists.
The event was visited by 200 scientist and Universities leaders from 19 Countries. It was an excellent platform for exchange on operative but also on a political level. The Innovation Capability Center visited the workshop for technology transfer and innovation, where several presentations were given related to the current situation of tech trans in the Arab world and several best practices were introduced during this event.