Higher Education Policy

Since 2001, when the first symposium tackled the theme of “How to design top universities?”, the Schleyer Foundation’s University Symposia have become a recognised forum for the future development of tertiary education. The symposia address current issues of higher education policy and provide input and stimulus for public debate. These encounters between young researchers, learned academics and experienced practitioners from many different disciplines, from university management, from business, politics and the media, never fail to promote a climate of discussion brimming with new ideas.

May 15-16, 2024 Munich | XVII. Higher Education Symposium

Sustainability in Science:
Demands for Novel Collaborations


February 2-3, 2022 Hamburg | XVI. Higher Education Symposium

Total Transfer?
Thoughts on how to manage new Expectations in Science, Society and Politics

February 17-18, 2021 Berlin | XV. Higher Education Symposium

Shaping digitalisation:
The Responsibilities of Science –
Ideas to drive our Economy and our Society

September 18-19, 2019 Cologne | XIV. Higher Education Symposium

The Future of University Teaching

February 20-21, 2019 Berlin | XIII. Higher Education Symposium

Medical Education under the Microscope

March 16, 2017 Berlin | XII. Higher Education Symposium

Science as a Profession and Vocation –
New Careers in the Sciences in Germany