Isabel Schünemann works as a program manager at Stifterverband, one of the largest and most traditional non-profits advocating for and funding innovation in higher education and research in Germany. At Stifterverband she helped to establish “Hochschulforum Digitalisierung”, the German national forum for higher education in the digital age, a common project with the German Rector’s Conference and the German Center for Higher Education and which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Forum brings together visionaries and innovators in digital education with experts from universities, politics and the private sector to learn, connect and build projects, strategies and policies to transform higher education in Germany. From 2014 to 2016 Isabel leads an expert group on international education in times of online learning and developed policy recommendations for higher education development for the German Federal Government. Since 2017 she developed and has been leading a peer-to-peer strategy consulting program for German universities to help foster their strategic approach for teaching and learning in the digital age. Isabel is an expert consultant for policy-makers and public institutions and has been invited to speak publicly about university strategies for the digital age in Germany and Europe. Her academic background is in communications, cultural management and business administration. Before coming to Stifterverband she conducted research on social innovation and leadership in the digital age in Germany, Asia and the United States.
Ms Isabel Schünemann
Stifterverband, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung