Session 02.07

All hands on deck: How to react to crises in mobility management

  • Wednesday 27 Sept
  • Port 1B, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Related Expert Communities Mobility Advising

The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have highlighted aspects of higher education mobility management that have lain dormant for a while now: the personal safety of travellers and the duty of care at institutions sending students and staff abroad. Through a mini-crisis response exercise using real-world examples, this session aims to fathom out how we should tackle such crises, what the risks involved are and who needs to be on board.


  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Crisis management
  • Student and staff mobility
    • Student exchange and study abroad


  • Rui Branco Lopes, 
    Coimbra Health School, Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal


  • Adam Lipski, 
    Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Martin Hochreiter, 
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria