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1st Virtual International Staff Training Week

15 June 2020

The University of Padua, Italy, is pleased to invite you to its 1st Virtual International Staff Training Week, which will be held on June 15th – 17th 2020. The Staff Week was originally foreseen to be face-to-face in Padua but, given the COVID-19 emergency, the programme has been adjusted so to have it fully online.

This year’s Training Week is dedicated to Virtual Exchange for innovation in Education: we will discuss oppportunities and challenges related to Virtual Exchange, look into practical applications and outcomes, share experiences and best practices. Digital innovation is key to higher education institutions worlwide, even the more in times of crisis like the one we are currently facing. The event represents a unique opportunity to learn, benchmark and network with colleagues from across the globe and is aimed at supporting institutions in making the most out of Virtual Exchange.

Although registrations for the full staff week closed in March, we decided to open up Day 1 and 3 of the even to a wider public. We indeed feel that discussion around virtual exchange and the future of student mobility is key now that we are all developing new strategies to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Open sessions include:

  • 15 June (10:00-12:00) – Is virtual real? with contributions by prof. Francesca Helm (University of Padua), Harpa-Sif Arnarsdottir (European Commission – DG EAC) and Tom Gorman (Coventry University).
  • 17 June (10:00-12:30) – Re-thinking student and staff mobility , panel discussion with international speakers and case studies presentations on recognition of virtual exchange
  • 17 June (15:00-17:00) – NICE project multiplier event (interactive workshop) – for this workshop participation is limited to 50 participants.

Detailed information, including the agenda and link to the online registration, can be found at: https://www.unipd.it/en/international-staff-week