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International research and teaching exchange with Europe and Latin America

Master's students, doctoral students, and lecturers will have the opportunity to present and discuss their current research work and projects in plenary sessions at Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Sciences and Arts international research and teaching exchange – the Dortmund International Research Conference (Dortmund IRC) – from 24-26 June 2021. The concept offers young researchers a platform where they can train to participate in scientific discourse.

As in 2020, this year's Dortmund International Research Conference has received great support from the international project Industrial Twin Bachelor (InduTwin). The DAAD funded project is affiliated with the IDiAL research institute and, in cooperation with the EuroPIM project, has been contributing to the networking and internationalization of lecturers, students, and Fachhochschule Dortmund since 2020 with regular teaching formats, such as the Dortmund International Summer School, the Dortmund International Research Conference, as well as future Winter Schools and Spring Schools, which will be held alternately in Dortmund, Latin America, and China.

In this context, Fachhochschule Dortmund is particularly looking forward to welcome representatives from Latin American universities this year. Participants from the EU partner universities in Bilbao, Kaunas, Leuven, and Trondheim, lecturers from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile, as well as participants from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Palestine will take part (make presentations and teach). The three-day, English-language conference offers an international framework with sessions on diverse topics, such as

  • Cooperation between Academia and Industry
  • Digital Transformation
  • Education - eLearning & Blended Learning
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Economics & Business Administration
  • Internationalization of SMEs & Cross-Border Projects
  • Project Management - Quality & Sustainability

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held in an online format. Last year’s dedicated digital conference portal is further improved and will be used for the event to support a new virtual conference experience. By using various elements, implementing and optimizing the experience gained last year, designing a diverse program, and applying new digital elements, Fachhochschule Dortmund proves that "online" does not mean less interactive.



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