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DHG Forum 2023: Impact and innovation – Effects of higher education development collaboration

Welcome to the 13th DHG Forum Meeting. This year, Norad and the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills will be hosting the event in Oslo, Norway. We are looking forward to dive into engaging discussions on exciting topics related to our roles in higher education and research sectors in a rapidly evolving world.

Time and date: 8 November 2023 17:30h- 10 November 2023 16:00h
Location: Deichmann Bjørvika (Oslo's main library), Norway • In-person

In the current context, dealing with post-COVID, energy crisis, increasing inequality, war and political unrest, funding to the sector is increasingly under constraint. Hence, how we align development collaboration efforts to ensure sustainable and long-term impact will be critical moving forward.

For DHG 2023, we would like to dive into a deeper discussion on the overall effect of development cooperation initiatives within higher education. Do our current measures lead to real change and sustainability within higher education? How are our programmes and initiatives working, and for whom? How should we align our future efforts in a changing space, and what adjustments and innovative initiatives are needed?

We want to explore research and the knowledge based on effectiveness, and what types of initiatives leads to what kind of change. The focus will be on sharing learning on promising practices, and discussions on what direction we should go moving forward.

Location and venues

We are very happy to announce that this year’s Forum Meeting will take place at the remarkable venue: Deichman Bjørvika,

This is Oslo’s main library. Six floors with literature, reading and study spaces, stages, cinema hall and workshops for young and old.

The reception will take place Wednesday 8. November at 18.30h at Norad’s premises, Bygdøy allé 2.

Event programme

The programme will be updated continuously as we receive your input.

Hotels near by

There are several hotels near the venue in Bjørvika.

We have listed some here:

Registration deadline

Expired calls

Ingvild Hope