Teaching is learning

Higher education - higher level learning? conference

January 23th-25th, 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia

We cordially invite you to participate in the conference to be held in Tallinn, Estonia on January 23-25, 2013.

In today’s Europe the quality of higher education receives a vast amount of attention. At the same time an important discussion revolves around meaningful teaching and learning. The teaching process has become more relevant, and in order to achieve high quality higher education, it is important to integrate research and teaching.

The aim of the conference “Higher education – higher level learning?” is to develop willingness in university teachers to elaborate and explore their teaching skills. Throughout the conference topics related to the following two broad themes will be covered: the impact of university teachers on major processes in higher education; and the development of students, higher education institutions, the education sector, and the society.

The conference will give participants the opportunity to introduce their research and experiences on university teaching, and acquaint themselves with the work of others. Workshops will be dedicated to innovative, useful, and positive teaching experiences.


Conference participants are university teachers from Baltic and Nordic countries as well as faculty developers, researches and representatives of university managements.


  • What kind of learning and teaching is expected in higher education institutions?
  • Ways to prove that “teaching is learning and learning is teaching”
  • Learning and teaching together – cooperation on faculty and international level.
  • How to grow as a university teacher?

General Information

Proposals featuring best practices, new resources, innovative approaches discussing critical issues, presentations of research and work-in-progress may be submitted online on the conference website at primus.archimedes.ee/conference2013 and will be due by Monday, October 15, 2012. All proposals will be evaluated using a blind peer-review process.


Submission of proposals: November 1st, 2012.

Notification of acceptance: November 5th, 2012.

Registration to conference: September 1st, 2012 – January 10th, 2013.

Additional information




Check out also the conference held in 2011: University teaching as a scholarship?


Programme Primus has 21 partners, including 19 Estonian institutions of higher education. Check the complete list from here.

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The partners' thanksgiving and program's final event took place on March 6th 2014 in Tallinn.  See more info in Estonian.

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Events and seminars

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