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Join us at the ENLIGHT Teaching & Learning Conference and Awards – edition 2023

The 3rd ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference and Awards will be hosted by the University of Bordeaux from 11-12 October 2023. The central conference theme is 'Empowering Students for Tomorrow'.

The main theme will highlight good practices and observations from the classroom and institutional levels and will reflect the diverse perspectives on empowering pedagogical practices within the ENLIGHT alliance.

The ‘ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference’ is an annual event that convenes academics (teachers, educational leaders, learning design specialists and researchers), programme administrators, educational developers, students and other stakeholders.

These actors are invited to share their experiences and ideas on how to connect innovative teaching and learning practices with the ENLIGHT educational goals. In turn, these goals aim to develop transversal skills in an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to address 21st century challenges.

Sharing good-practices from the classroom level as well as the institutional level, along with strengthening the network are the key ingredients of the on-campus event. Some of the programme elements will be available online for those of you who cannot join us at the venue. Opening, awardee & closing sessions will be live-streamed on the ENLIGHT YouTube Channel.

Conference programme

The full conference programme as well as registration for the conference will published on July 3rd, 2023 in sciencesCONF.


Follow the T&L2023 live-streamed sessions from the ENLIGHT YouTube channel:

  • Opening Ceremony: Oct. 11 at 13:30 pm (CET)
  • Keynote on 'Empowering Students. Student-centered Sustainability' at the University of Galway by Gesche Kindermann: Oct. 11 at 14:00 pm (CET)
  • Keynote on 'Empowering Students of Higher Education with Diversity' by Robert Coelen, University of Groningen: Oct. 12 at 13:30 pm (CET)
  • Teaching and Learning Awards: Oct. 12 at 18:30 pm (CET)

Together with the ‘European Universities Initiative’ Erasmus+ funding, this ENLIGHT T&L2023 conference is supported by a French government grant, managed by the ANR, the French National Research Agency, as part of the "investissement d'avenir" program, under reference ANR-20-GURE-0006 (Action: Grandes Universités de recherche / Project acronym: ENLIGHT)

Teaching and Learning Awards

The ‘ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference 2023’ held at University of Bordeaux will be the setting for the 3rd ‘ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Award’.

The award recognizes a course or programme which has implemented innovative, international pedagogical approaches and/or learning practices related to specific ENLIGHT educational aims.

Each ENLIGHT university will submit one nominee for the award. The nominees are technically ''courses'' rather than individuals so an entire teaching team of one course, for example, could be nominated. The eventual winner will be known as “ENLIGHT's Course (or programme) of the Year'', with two runners-up honoured as well.

Additional information on the 3rd ‘ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Award' will be published soon.


We invite academics, students, alumni, educational developers and administrative and support staff from within the ENLIGHT universities to share their experiences and ideas on how it is possible to connect the ENLIGHT educational goals and concepts with teaching and learning practice. Submitting your contribution shall be possible from April 13th to May 30th 2023.

Submission Process

Contributors’ Guidelines and Review Criteria


Registration to the event will be possible starting July after the publication of the full programme.


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Social Media official hashtag: #TL23ENLIGHT

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