ASIIN Global Conference 2019

The Race is On – Pioneering Strategies for Tomorrow’s Higher Education

This is the official website for the ASIIN Global Conference 2019 which will take place on 09 – 10 December in Dresden, Germany.


09 – 10 December 2019

Monday, 09 December: 12.00 – 18.00
Tuesday, 10 December: 08.30 – 16.00


HYPERION - Hotel Dresden am Schloss
Schlossstrasse 16
01067 Dresden

This year’s conference will take place in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Situated on the river Elbe, Dresden offers a perfect composition of world-famous sights and art collections as well as a magnificent baroque architecture, which is why it is often referred to as “Florence on the Elbe”. Having been destroyed by a bombing attack during World War II, the city of Dresden has undergone significant reconstruction in the past decades and is today again one of the most visited cities in Germany. From the beginning of December, the Striezelmarkt, the oldest Christmas market in Germany, opens its doors and offers a broad range of typical German food, mulled wine and Christmas decoration.


  • Representatives of the national and international Higher Education community
  • Quality management staff of HEIs
  • Representatives of the international business world and employers’ associations
  • Political stakeholders and representatives of the media
  • Representatives of international Quality Assurance Agencies
  • Representatives of Recognition Authorities
  • Representatives of ASIIN and EASPA member organizations


At ASIIN’s Global Conference 2019, we take a look at the profound shifts taking place in industry and society and their implications for higher education and quality assurance. For those offering and seeking higher education, three major developments are identifiable: the disruptive role played by technology, the increasingly global nature of education and the increased need for and shift towards life-long learning. Higher Education providers need to be prepared to offer further, specialized education for everyone, everywhere at any time. By the same token, these three shifts have opened the door for alternative education providers, companies and institutions. The traditional university system may be facing its final stage if it does not prove capable of improvising, adapting and overcoming these challenges. In three sessions we will examine and answer the following questions:

  • What are the major developments in teaching and learning Higher Education Institutions will have to face in the near future?
  • Through which tools and methods can Quality Assurance within the changing Higher Education environment be safeguarded?

During the two days of the conference, we will discuss the new trends, technologies and challenges, and highlight the roles and opportunities for new Quality Assurance approaches. These topics will be presented and discussed by leading international experts representing the most important stakeholder groups in higher education and the QA sector.


The agenda will include presentations and plenary sessions that will stimulate in-depth discussion between the participants.

Please find the Programme here:

Some of our Speakers

At this year’s conference, international expert speakers representing higher education, industry and quality assurance will provide insights on how traditional HEIs can take a lead in the 21st century’s higher education landscape.

Troy Williams
Managing Director of University Ventures

Peter van der Hijden
Former Head of Sector Higher Education Commission, European Commission

Maria Kelo
Director of ENQA

Prof. Dr. Ralph Sonntag
Vice Rector for Teaching and Studies, University of Applied Sciences Dresden

Jutta Breyer
Principal Consultant and CEN “e-CF” Expert team leader

Philipp Leipold
CEO of Academy Germany

Prof. Josie A Fraser
Deputy-Vice Chancellor, Open University

Esther Huertas
Senior Advisor at AQU Catalunya, Quality Assurance Leader TeSLA Project

Prof. Dr. Eva Cendon
Vice-President of the European University Continuing Education Network (eucen)

Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart
Scientific Director of the Educational Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Röther
Presidential Representative for China, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Ulrike Hillemann-Delaney
Director of International Affairs at Technische Universität Berlin

Kevin Van-Cauter
Principal Consultant Higher Education at the British Council

Christian Kenntner
Project Manager at the Institute of Animal Sciences, University of Bonn

Matthias Teine
IT-based Learning Expert, Robert Bosch GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ulf Schlichtmann
Vice-Dean of Studies for Int. Study Programmes, Technical University of Munich


Unfortunately registration is no longer possible.


ASIIN has pre-reserved room contingents in several hotels of different price ranges.


Dr. Iring Wasser
Managing Director ASIIN
+49 211 900977-0