The first MyAcademicID national workshop took place on March 18 in an online format in German. Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, more than 80 stakeholders in the field of higher education, among policy makers, student service providers and government representatives, joined the event virtually.
The workshop presented the progress of the project in enabling students to authenticate at transnational level using either their student credentials from their home institution, or the citizen credentials from their eIDAS node operator, as well as its contribution to simplifying administrative procedures for students by implementing a single student eID – the European Student Identifier.
Organised by the Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW), the online speakers included Joachim Wyssling (European University Foundation), who presented the European policy context and initiatives, notably Erasmus Without Paper, and the ongoing work of MyAcademicID, including the outline of its technical architecture. Dr Tamás Molnar, from the Humboldt University of Berlin, explained how the European Student Card was implemented in the inter-institutional context of Campuscard Berlin.
Furthermore, Wolfgang Radenbach (Göttingen University) and Gerald Lach (Technical University Berlin) introduced the Platform for International Mobility, an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research that aims at facilitating student mobility by providing German higher education institutions with an interoperable solution with the aforementioned European initiatives. The presentations were wrapped up by Saskia Weißenbach, from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), who gave a strategic overview of how digitalisation can help to foster the internationalisation of higher education.
Click on the links below to watch all the presentations (in German!):