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International Week 2021

Mittweida University of Applied Sciences is delighted to announce to host its third international week from 15th - 17th June 2021 on the topic “Strengthening European-African Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities”. The international week will be held virtually.

Africa is the second fastest-developing region of the world and over the next 30 years its population is projected to double to 20 percent of the world’s population. Africa’s transformation towards self-sufficiency requires to establish sustainable economic growth that keeps up with the rapid population expansion. While ten of the fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa, more as half of the countries of the continent belong to the most fragile countries in the world weakened by various challenges like political instability, poverty, child labour, lack of education and illiteracy, food insecurity, high burdens from infectious diseases, and violence.
Additionally, Africa and Europe have to tackle other common challenges such as climate change, digital transformation and sustainable development.

The aim of the International Week is to reflect on the current EU-Africa partnership, especially in the field of higher education, share results and best practices and discuss challenges and future directions. We welcome contributions covering all possible fields, e.g. governance, gender inequality, education, infrastructure (e.g. transport, energy, water, ICT), environmental sustainability and climate change, poverty reduction, peace and security, public health, intercultural dialogue, and migration.

Highlights of the International Week include:

  • Thematic sessions on the conference theme
  • Panel discussion on the conference theme
  • International university fair – Promote your university and programmes to Mittweida students and get in touch with our African partner institutions
  • Tailored delegate sessions at the schools and departments of your specialism to discuss cooperation opportunities
  • Tour of Mittweida campus and the surrounding area

If you are interested in attending the International week please fill in the following application form and send it to intmw@hs-mittweida.de by 30th April 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you to the international week 2021.