From the 23rd of August to the 3rd of September 2021 „Change of Perspective“ is going to host the international IVAC Festival, allowing students and teaching staff from Göttingen and our international partner universities to participate in numerous disciplinary and transdisciplinary events and take part in social activities.
In the spirit of international virtual academic collaboration, the IVAC Festival is designed as a virtual/hybrid event. It will include formats such as keynotes, workshops or panel sessions, which focus on issues of global learning and teaching and emphasise the integration of an intercultural perspective. The individual projects that shape “Change of Perspective” will offer a variety of workshops, where participating students have the chance to learn more about discipline-specific and transversal topics while encountering the diverse viewpoints of their international peers. Moreover, we will present learning experiences and ‘lessons learned’ from international virtual courses across the projects and jointly reflect on the implementation and up-scaling of Virtual Exchange (VE) Scenarios.
The IVAC Festival will also allow students and teaching staff to get to know each other and enjoy informal activities together. A social programme, featuring e.g. music performance, will complement the virtual academic exchange.
Hence, the IVAC Festival primarily addresses students and teaching staff from Göttingen and international partner universities. In this regard, we aim to provide a knowledge transfer in order to support the sustainable integration of virtual collaboration formats into curricula.
We would also like to encourage you to follow the “Call for Participation” and send in an application in order to participate in the workshops “Digital Food Supply Chains” and “Vaccination Supply Chains”.