The next ‘University of the Future Network’ meeting will take place in Hagen, Germany from Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 13, 2017.

The topic of our meeting will focus on the issues of digitalization – the title for the meeting is: “The digitalization of the University of the Future”.

The FernUniversität in Hagen


The host of the meeting is The FernUniversität in Hagen (University of Hagen). It is the only state-maintained distance teaching university in  German-speaking countries and regions. Students benefit from a modern distance education system. The university offers blended learning which combines pedagogically well-prepared study units with individual support, net-based co-operation in seminars and working groups, online communication tools and face-to-face sessions. Contact sessions for students are organised on the main campus at Hagen as well as at around 30 study centres in Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. The university offers students a real alternative to on-campus studies with high-quality final degrees (Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates). The university aims to equip students for lifelong learning. About 76,000 students have chosen to study with the university.