Dear HHL Community,

Plese feel cordially invited to join HHL’s virtual event series called the HHL Expert Talk.

Join us for our 2nd talk on May 20, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. (CEST)
a live, virtual talk with Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch on the future of universities after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Disruption in Academia

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit universities hard. For centuries we were used to personal interaction between, students, professors and researchers. Yes, there were new digital options (such as MOOCs), but the academia largely neglected them. But now, from one day to the other, we had the alternative to adapt to digital technologies (as we have been telling industry to do for quite some time now) or to halt university operations entirely.
In his HHL Expert Talk, Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch provides, largely based on personal experiences, answers to the following questions:
• Which kind of short-term answers did academia find to the pandemic challenge and how could we learn from industry?
• Which of those behavioral changes might be here to stay – and how do they fit into a concept of “University 4.0”?
• What could a “University 4.0” look like and what will be its drivers way beyond a short-term pandemic pressure?
• How will existing academic institutions have to change to avoid the dinosaurs ´fate?

The talk will be held in English. To register visit the following link:


20 May 2020, 6:30 pm