Workshop: Virtual University after Corona

The recursive digitalization of universities (Workshop in German)

Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, 2020

Attention: Postponed. Due to the pandemic situation and travel restrictions, the workshop will probably be postponed to May 7/8, 2021.

In pre-Corona times, the term "virtual university" initially referred to universities such as open universities and distance learning universities, but then increasingly included a digital development that slowly extended from teaching to research. The measures taken in connection with the corona lockdown stopped this development abruptly and accelerated it extremely. On the one hand, the previously rather hesitant paths of digitalisation of teaching, research and development received a tremendous boost, and on the other hand, new forms of tertiary education literally had to be created from scratch.

This process is by no means yet complete; certain developments are probably irreversible, and new questions are already arising in this context. For example:

  • How will this disruptive digitalisation change the tertiary educational institutions themselves?
  • Are the consequences of this digital transformation already assessable in its cognitive science, educational and institutional theory dimensions?
  • Can a digitalisation concept of second-order virtual universities be theoretically reconstructed for this purpose?

The workshop will discuss these questions against the background of case studies and best practice examples.

Here you can find the flyer and timetable of the event in German. The event will take place in german.


When: Friday, October 23. (afternoon) from 13:15 and Saturday, October 24. (morning) from 08:45

Where: Digital Society Initiative, Rämistrasse 69, Zurich; Room SOC-E-010

Registration: Dr. Christian Hauser

The workshop is booked out.

Event in cooperation with the Digital Society Initiative and the Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS)

Festive colloquium for Walther Ch. Zimmerli following his 75th birthday.

Flyer "Virtuelle Universität nach Corona"
Programm "Virtuelle Universität nach Corona"