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Implementing and researching Virtual Exchange in Higher Education institutions


Virtual Exchange: Next steps in university education - Event 3

Virtual Exchange: How can universities move Virtual Exchange forward? Policies and strategies

Virtual Exchange: Next Steps in University Education
Virtual Event 3, 30 October 2020

Panel discussion and Q & A with:

  • Luca Verzichelli, Coimbra Group Executive Board member, University of Siena
  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice-Principal International, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh
  • Alexander Knoth, Head of section Digitalisation, DAAD

Luca Verzichelli

Alan MacKay

Alexander Knoth







The recording of this event is now available. For information, visit this page

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Teacher training testimonials

Four teachers who participated in the EVOLVE Training programme (Online Training Co-laboratory) in autumn 2018 share their opinion sabout the training in the video below.




“….helped us to have this fantastic and smooth running Virtual Exchange.”

“What I liked most about the training was the self-pace and the personalisation of the content….”

“I encourage everyone to join in – you will love it!”


The full videos of the teachers can be viewed on the Training page, where you will also find more information on the EVOLVE and Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange training programmes.

Virtual Exchange Monitoring Survey

EVOLVE is currently conducting a Virtual Exchange Monitoring Survey in Higher Education Institutes in Europe and beyond. If you are an international officer, education manager or policy maker, educator (including educator-researchers) or education supporters you are kindly invited to participate. 

For more information, please see our news item on this study. 


Monitoring Study Virtual Exchange

Monitoring Study Virtual Exchange

The EVOLVE project will be coming to an end in December 2020. EVOLVE has delivered a range of outputs for HEIs, to which more will be added under the Resources section of this website before the end of the project. One outstanding activity is the VE Monitoring Survey,...

What is virtual exchange?

Virtual Exchange (VE) refers to education programmes or activities in which constructive communication and interaction takes place between individuals or groups who are geographically separated and/or from different cultural backgrounds, with the support of educators or facilitators.


The EVOLVE training programme helps educators in developing the essential skills for setting up Virtual Exchanges.

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Through state-of-the-art research, the impact of virtual exchanges implemented in the project will be measured.

A network of exchanges

The EVOLVE partners work closely together with institutions from the Coimbra Group and SGroup university networks to mainstream Virtual Exchange as innovative educational practice in Higher Education. This maps presents an overview of (past) exchanges from the partners in our network, and includes exchanges set up by participants of our training. Each line symbolizes an exchange: click on the line and then on the pop-up link to get more information about a specific exchange.

Click here to view a list with a summary of all exchanges.


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