Digital technologies hold enormous potential to enhance quality, equity and efficiency in higher education. Wisely adopted, they can widen access to non-traditional learners, reduce instructional costs, and expand individualised and adaptive instruction. However, realising the full potential of digitalisation – and avoiding its risks – will require that countries comprehensively rethink their policy framework – including how they fund institutions and support learners; how instructors are trained and supported; how quality is assured; and how learning is credentialed. We are now supporting the development of a new strategic framework for digital transformation in higher education in Hungary, and organising a series of Digitalisation in Higher Education webinars for GNE-HE delegates and higher education stakeholders, on their invitation. Key messages, as well as the presentations and poll results from the first webinar, held on 29 October 2020, are available.