Global MOOC and Online Education Conference 2021
co-hosted by Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance & UNESCO IITE
“Together for a Shared Future —
Leading Higher Education Innovation in the New Digital Era”
Sub-forum 1 & 2: 6 December 2021 (PM Beijing time)
Sub-forum 3 & 4: 7 December 2021 (PM Beijing time)
Sub-forum 5 & 6: 8 December 2021 (PM Beijing time)
Sub-forum 7: 9 December 2021 (AM Beijing time)
Main meeting: 9 December 2021 (PM Beijing time)
On behalf of
Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance
and UNESCO IITE,
we are pleased to invite you to the
2021 Global MOOC and Online Education Conference this December!
The Conference will follow up on the implementation of the Beijing Declaration of MOOC Development (2020), which recommended UN organizations, international and regional organizations, governments, universities and online education institutions around the world to deepen international exchanges and cooperation, accelerate the building up of infrastructure for communication, promote the openness and sharing of MOOC and online education resources, and jointly promote the setting of international technical and curriculum standards for MOOC and online education, joining hands to build, develop and promote MOOC and online education to better serve society.
Devoted to the theme “Together for a Shared Future — Leading Higher Education Innovation in the New Digital Era”, the Conference will share policies and practices in driving the innovation required in the new global digital era for the higher education sector, as well as to examine collaborative ideas and frameworks to build more open, integrative and resilient universities.
This year, we are excited to take this important conference directly to our international audience by going virtual (though, we will also be setting up a physical venue at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China)! The 2021 Global MOOC Conference will capture the interactive and collaborative spirit of the MOOC and online education, and will allow our global network to safely and conveniently connect with our livestream from home.
We look forward to connecting with you for the Global MOOC and Online Education Conference! Don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.
The International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI)’s work is closely tied to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Education 2030) in every respect. Relying on the advantages of Shenzhen’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, UNESCO-ICHEI focuses on the need for digital transformation in developing countries in Asia and Africa.
University of Macau
Founded in 1981, the University of Macau (UM) is the only internationalised public comprehensive university in Macao, with a modern governance model. The university is committed to producing creative and socially responsible graduates with a global mindset and international competitiveness.
The International Centre for Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO ICEE) focuses on the major issues of quality and equity in engineering education, especially in developing countries.
The Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI) was founded in Paris in 2005 as a convivial place at the crossroad of life sciences and exact, natural, cognitive, and social sciences.
(Sub-forum 5 & 7)
XuetangX, a MOOC platform founded by Tsinghua University in October 2013, is designed for research, interaction and achievement application of the MOE Research Center for Online Education. XuetangX is the deputy secretary-general organization of the China Association of Higher Education and is the official partnering online education platform for ICEE of UNESCO.
Tsinghua University was established in 1911. With the motto of “Self-discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. As one of China’s most prestigious and influential universities, Tsinghua is committed to cultivating global citizens who will thrive in today’s world and become tomorrow’s leaders. Through the pursuit of education and research at the highest level of excellence, Tsinghua is developing innovative solutions that will help solve pressing problems in China and the world.
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an innovation-oriented public university founded by Shenzhen government in the background of China’s higher education reform. It aspires to be a model and pioneer for promoting higher education reform. It is committed to serving the mission of promoting Shenzhen as a modern, international, and innovative city and China as a creative country.
Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano is the largest technical university in Italy, with more than 42,000 students. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan.
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University is a public research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With more than 45,000 students enrolled in 144 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany.
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) brings together a network of thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers across leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
Thai MOOC is developed by Thailand Cyber University Project from Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation to provide open-access courses for lifelong learning in Thailand.
Keypath Education was launched in 2014 in Chicago. Today, Keypath Education serves thousands of students across America and around the world by developing, designing and delivering the most career-relevant online education solutions that enhance the learning experience and advance student outcomes.
Asian Universities Alliance (AUA)
Launched in 2017, the mission of the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) is to jointly address regional and global challenges, specifically related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development, by strengthening collaboration among member institutions. AUA acknowledges and promotes shared identity and values in working towards this mission.
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) is a major internationalized university in South China for its global-minded faculty/students and its research on international languages, literature, culture, trade and strategic studies.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have approximately 197,000 employees and we operate in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Huawei’s mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.