FOR the third year in a row, Bournemouth University (BU) will be participating in the Global Festival of Learning, an event that celebrates learning and cutting edge research. Staff and students from the university will be joined by representatives from other European universities, German industry, Bournemouth council, and the British Embassy for the festival, which builds on BU’s UK-based Festival of Learning. The festival runs on April 16 and 17 and provides a forum for researchers, educators, policy makers, students and the wider European community to network and share their knowledge. This years event features a programme of keynotes, lectures, and panel discussions, which will cover topics ranging from fake news, Brexit and trade, to talent development, archaeology and psychology. The main theme of the event is ‘Global Education 2050: Celebrating European Collaborations’. Since 2016, the university has attended international Festivals of Learning, which have brought together ‘thought leaders’ in four different countries, reaching over 2,600 people in the process. BU’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Dr Sonal Minocha, said: “The global Festival of Learning is one of the exciting ways Bournemouth University fosters international public engagement to celebrate learning, share knowledge and expertise, and deliver impact beyond borders. “We are delighted to be working with partners from across Europe to bring the global Festival of Learning to Berlin, one of Europe’s most iconic cities, providing a befitting platform for our inaugural festival in Europe for a cross border dialogue in education, research and policy.”