International Week 2021
Mittweida University of Applied Sciences is delighted to announce to host its third international week from 14th - 18th June 2021 on the topic “Strengthening European-African Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities”.
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. Besides, Africa and Europe are facing a lot of other common challenges such as sustainable development, energy, climate change, governance, public health, security, and migration.
To deal with these demanding developments it is necessary to further strengthen the ties between Africa and Europe and create a stronger partnership for peace and sustainable development. Important drivers within this process are higher education and research as they are contributing to skills development as well as the creation of relevant regional and global knowledge.
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 equality, education, infrastructure (e.g. transport, energy, water, ICT), environmental sustainability and climate change, poverty reduction, peace and security, public health, intercultural dialogue, and migration.
Besides the conference sessions highlights of the International Week include:
- 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
- Attend tailored delegate sessions at the schools and departments of your specialism to discuss cooperation opportunities
- Get a tour of Mittweida campus and the surrounding are
- Join us on a day trip to the historic city of Dresden
We look forward to welcoming you to the international week 2021 in Mittweida.