New perspectives on university education and research
Digital technologies in terms of research, university education, and convey knowledge – what are some of the potentials and challenges? How can young people get a head-start to prepare for the world of tomorrow and upcoming challenges? This symposium will explore digital technologies and their impact on society, especially regarding university teaching and research. The various topics in the program will spark discussion; topics include current positions and insight in regard to future skills, transdisciplinary collaboration in science and academia, innovative educational methods, micro-credentials, and alternative metrics to measure scientific output.
The scheduled workshops, presentations, and discussions aim to inspire, broaden perspectives, stimulate discussions, and initiate conversation about what universities of the future should be like.
Symposium Universitas: Day 1
Ulf-Daniel Ehlers (DE), Markus F. Peschl (AT), Manuela Naveau (AT), Daniel J. Lang (DE), Christopher Lindinger (AT), Kerstin Pell (AT), Patricia Stark (AT)
Keynote (Ulf-Daniel Ehlers): Rethinking universities. Potentials and scenarios for higher education in the future
Symposium Universitas: Day 2
Sarah de Rijcke (NL), Dominic Orr (DE), Martin Ebner (AT), Martina Mara (AT), J. Philipp Schmidt (DE), Christopher Lindinger (AT), Kerstin Pell (AT)
Keynotes by Sarah de Rijcke: Research Metrics & Transdisciplinary research: an unhappy marriage? and J. Philipp Schmidt (online): Academic credentials, opportunity, and equity
The project is part of TRANSFORM, a collaborative project between the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Johannes Kepler University, and Danube University Krems, and is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.