UNIR iTED organises a series of online seminars that will be part of the “UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022”

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 3 May 2022

From 18 to 20 May, the “UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022” will take place in a hybrid format.

Its main objective is to review the ideas and practices of higher education to ensure sustainable development for the planet and humanity. It will pay particular attention to the issues arising from COVID-19. It will review both the systems (standards, policies, structures, etc.) and the institutions themselves (universities, specialised bodies, etc.).

Within this framework, the Institute for Educational Research, Innovation and Technology (UNIR iTED) is organising a series of four online seminars on 17 May, with the participation of international experts who will contribute their experience in each of the topics discussed. These seminars will be coordinated by Daniel Burgos, director of UNIR iTED and the UNESCO Chair on e-Learning:


May 17, 2022

How to address the challenges that crises bring to Education? This panel will discuss the current situation and provide a number of practical recommendations from experts.

Artificial Intelligence can contribute to improve the academic management. Thanks to big data, and the sensible interpretation of those data sets, academic managers can take informed and more accurate executive decisions.

Open Education is free of charge for many, but there is always a cost. The balance between costs and exploitation can support openness in a sensible way, across various educational settings.

Universities need to update and incorporate digital evolution in many areas: student and faculty relations, content, processes and so on. This panel will discuss to what extent digital transformation is necessary and how it can be successfully implemented.


These seminars are organised in collaboration with the StrategyHack project: Hacking Institutional Strategies for Rapidly Deployed Digital Education (Erasmus+, KA2, 2020-1-IT02-KA226-HE-095697).