Internationalization, Digitalization, and COVID

A German Perspective

  • Dorothea Rüland German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Keywords: Digitalization, internationalization, COVID-19, international academic mobility, international student mobility, international higher education


Digitalization of higher education has been a pressing issue on the agenda for quite some time and for good reason. Higher education will look quite different after the COVID-19 pandemic: Digital change is not merely advancing technology, but organizational and systemic innovation that affects all areas of higher education and the educational system. The university of the future will, in all its aspects, be an international university, physically as well as virtually.

Author Biography

Dorothea Rüland, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dorothea Rüland is the secretary general of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany. Email:

How to Cite
Rüland, D. (2021). Internationalization, Digitalization, and COVID. International Higher Education, (106), 11-12. Retrieved from