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The X International GUIDE Conference “Optimising Higher Education for the Professional Student: A balance of flexibility, quality and cultural sensitivity” will be held on September 16-18, 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Vienna), Austria’s largest technical university of applied sciences that offers both traditional and distance degree programs.
The conference aims to promote discussion on improving higher education, bringing to light the needs of the evolving XXI century student and proposing new pedagogical strategies and technologies for meeting those needs. Particular attention will also be given to the continuing education and training of the working professional student, as well as the essential role of international collaboration and cultural sensitivity in the advancement of higher education research and technology.
GUIDE Association (Global Universities In Distance Education) was founded in 2005 by Marconi University (Rome, Italy) with the aim to develop and support international cooperation and open and distance learning worldwide. By strengthening the role of higher education institutions as innovation and development drivers, GUIDE promotes the implementation of innovative results, insights and best practices in order to identify present, emergent and future needs of REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL stakeholders and highlight potential areas for STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP and transnational cooperation.
Nowadays the Association has reached a global dimension with more than 150 members Universities coming from all over the world. All the members work together to realise a global cooperation model for every university and institution linked to the e-learning and distance education sector.
GUIDE’s Mission and Objectives
GUIDE’s mission is to promote excellence in research, development and use of e-learning by providing networking and exchange opportunities among universities and educational institutions, funding agencies, public and private bodies and the business sector. The Association disseminates, especially through its official magazines FormaMente and Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications, the results of researches about the latest trends in online education and digital technologies application, also sharing and promoting e-learning policies, procedures and practices.
Università degli studi Guglielmo Marconi
Marconi University was recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research in 2004. At present Marconi University counts more than 14000 students. Six different Schools offer a diverse spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate degree programs, providing multi-disciplinary learning opportunities. Marconi academic expertise builds on a rich European educational tradition and provides the added value of research and innovation in the field of learning technologies. The Marconi educational model consists of both an online and blended format, which combines face-to-face and interactive activities and promotes student-faculty interaction and a more efficient use of institutional resources.
Marconi’s mission is to provide innovative and affordable high-quality degree programs and learning opportunities to both domestic and international students alike, utilising the latest technologies and responding to students’ needs in their pursuit of academic, personal, and professional integrity.
When you pursue a degree with Marconi University, not only will you have access to the latest online learning technologies, but to university-standard teaching, facilities and support.
Our active partnerships with local, national and international institutions contribute to a sustainable common aim of placing and advancing students within the workforce.
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
With more than 8,000 graduates and almost 3,800 students, the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien is Austria’s largest purely technical university of applied sciences. The educational offerings consist of 12 bachelor’s and 17 master’s degree programs, which are offered as full-time, part-time and/or distance study programs. Eight degree programs are taught in English. The educational offerings are based on a solid scientific foundation and are also practice-oriented.
At UAS Technikum Wien, emphasis is not only placed on providing a high-quality technical education, but also on subjects with a focus on business and personal development. Close ties and collaborations with business and industry give students and graduates excellent career opportunities. The combination of theory and practice is of central importance in both research and instruction.
The research and development activities at UAS Technikum Wien have grown significantly in recent years and are currently concentrated on four research focuses: eHealth, Embedded Systems, Renewable Energy and Tissue Engineering. UAS Technikum Wien was founded in 1994 and in 2000 it became the first institution in Vienna to receive the status of a university of applied sciences. It became a member of the European University Association (EUA) in 2012 and is also a network partner of FEEI – Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industries.
To submit a proposal as a speaker or to register as a co-author or an auditor, it is necessary to fill out the Registration form (abstract submission deadline: June 20, 2015).
For further info visit the event website