Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


VIRTUAL EVENT: Rethinking teaching, learning and student mobility in times of COVID-19

24 June 2020, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

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We are delighted to share the details of this second event of the series 'European perspectives on COVID-19: Governance, education, culture', organised by the Cities partnerships Programme, in collaboration with the UCL European Institute.

This event is free.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly disrupting international and national mobility. Universities across Europe are preparing to adapt to an uncertain context, and taking action to shift part or all of their teaching online in the foreseeable future. In this webinar, leading academics from UCL and two of our partner universities in Rome (University of Roma 3) and Paris (Sorbonne University) will discuss the challenges and opportunities of preparing a high-quality online / blended teaching offer, share their ideas about good practices, and discuss how international collaborations in teaching can be woven into, and enrich, online learning experiences.

Chair: Professor Claire Colomb, Academic Director for Paris of the UCL Cities Partnerships Programme, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the UCL Bartlett School of Planning 


  • Dr Alexander Samson, University College London
    Vice Dean for Education of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
    Reader in Early Modern Studies, School of European Languages, Culture and Society
  • Dr Marie-Céline Daniel, Sorbonne University
    Vice-President of education and lifelong learning
    Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) in British Civilisation, Faculty of Arts
  • Dr Zachary Walker, University College London
    Associate Professor and Academic Head of Teaching and Learning, UCL Department of Psychology and Human Development
  • Professor Luca Marcozzi, University of Roma 3
    Professor of Italian Literature, Department of the Humanities,
    Director of international mobility and Erasmus coordinator


The UCL Cities partnerships Programme, in collaboration with the UCL European Institute, is organising a series of four webinars with leading researchers, policy makers and arts professionals. Each session will discuss the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to our teaching, research, mobility, and cultural and artistic practices. The series includes contributions from some of UCL’s key European partners in Paris and Rome.

Launched in 2018, the Cities partnerships Programme is a cross-UCL initiative to support, fund and promote the work that UCL academics carry out with partners in a selected number of global cities, with the aim of developing sustainable, multidisciplinary research and teaching partnerships. The programme focuses on specific cities, each for a three-year period: Rome (2018-2020), Paris (2019-2021) and Stockholm (2020-2022). The initial focus on Europe is an expression of UCL’s commitment to our European partners.

The webinars will take place on 22 June, 24 June, 29 June, and 3 July. See the registration link for more information about panellists and registration.