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Innovative Universities Global Webinar Series

The cutting-edge of international higher education

Welcome to the Innovative Universities Global Webinar Series, where founders and leaders of innovative universities share their experience, highlighting practical solutions that can drive innovation in other higher education institutions.

The series aims to inspire international higher education leaders with new ideas and serves as a platform where practitioners and scholars can come together to discuss steps forward in the field.

The Future
Innovative universities have the power to reshape our perceptions of what is possible in higher education. The seminar aims to showcase extraordinary solutions that challenge conventional norms and change the rules of the game.
Inspiration for Today
Throughout history, every significant shift in higher education has been led by institutions that dared to test new ideas, paving the way for others to follow. By closely monitoring the progress of extraordinary innovative universities, we can gain insights into emerging trends and potential pathways for higher education.
Practical Imagination
Implementing innovative solutions requires envisioning them first. The seminar will facilitate in-depth discussions on specific practices, examining their origins and consequences. This comprehensive exploration will provide viewers with practical guidelines and inspiration to catalyse positive change within their own institutions.
Upcoming webinars
Higher Education for Mountain Communities
Higher Education for Mountain Communities: Regionalism and Development
Event date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Founded in 2020 by the treaty signed by the Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga-Khan, the University of Central Asia is secular, private, non-for-profit, English language University...
Past webinars
Constructor University still a hotbed of innovation
Constructor University: still a hotbed of innovation?
Event date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Founded in 1999 as the International University Bremen, Constructor University aimed to cut across disciplinary and national borders in higher education. How did its early days unfold? To what extent...
The only webinar focusing exclusively on university cases
Meet our well-known experts from innovative universities who share experience and success stories.
Dynamic interview-driven format
Cases of innovative institutions and initiatives in higher education.
A possibility to connect with experts
Watch the presentation, video interview and engage in Q&A sessions.
Isak Frumin
Professor Isak Frumin
Head of Observatory of Higher Education Innovations at Constructor University, Fellow of the International Academy of Education

- Former Head of the Institute of Education at National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
- Former Lead Education Specialist in the World Bank
- Research interests: Innovations in higher education; education policies in ex-socialist countries; student’s trajectories

"We designed the 'Innovative Universities' global webinar not merely as conversation, but a one-of-a-kind assembly of forward-thinking scholars poised to reshape the educational landscape. This isn't just about what's new; it's about what's next.”
Dara Melnyk
Dara Melnyk
Strategic transformation consultant, speaker, PhD candidate at Maastricht University (Netherlands)

- Consulted educational organizations and governments in various geographies (primarily CIS countries)
- Delivered 100+ lectures and consultations for senior university leaders, facilitated the launch of 10+ innovative departments, designed multiple training programs for university leaders, including University Transformation Challenge and the Master of Arts in Experimental Higher Education programs

"Currently, there are no seminars exclusively devoted to innovation in higher education. We want to change that. Our webinar series are meant to give both creators of unusual institutions and idea collectors like us a space to discuss what's possible."
Steering Committee
Pausits Attila
Atilla Paustis
Well-known as a head of the Department for Higher Education Research & Development bei Donau-Universität Krems, Austria and academic director of the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme “Research and Innovation in Higher Education MSc”.
Daniel Kontowski
Daniel Kontowski
Head of Studies Social Sciences at Amsterdam University College.
Jules Coleman
Jules Coleman
Member, Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board; Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus, New York University.
Jamil Salmi
Jamil Salmi
Global Tertiary Education Expert, emeritus professor of higher education policy at Diego Portales University, Chile.
Maria Yudkevich
Maria Yudkevich
An independent researcher at this moment.
Philip Altbach
Philip Altbach
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Fellow, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US.
Po Yang
Po Yang
Dr. Po YANG, Chair of Department of Economics of Education and Administration, Graduate School of Education, Peking University.
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