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Universities in the post-truth world

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Post-truth explanations are gradually being incorporated into public opinion and have reached new dimensions through social media. Democratic principles are steadily being replaced by social disintegration and conflict. How can universities tackle this issue – as “pillars of the information society”?

Head, Department for Analytical Macroeconomics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Professor, Philosophy of Law and Legal Gender Studies, University of Vienna
Professor and Head, Institute for Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
President, Free University of Bolzano / Bozen
Editor, Die Presse, Vienna

DDr. Ulrich BERGER

Head, Department for Analytical Macroeconomics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

Diploma in Mathematics, University of Vienna Research Assistant, Institute of Mathematics, University of Vienna Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Vienna Research and Teaching Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Assistant Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Doctorate in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Habilitation in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Substitute-Professor of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Associate Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1995
1996-1998
1998
1998-2000
2000-2006
2004
2006
2006
2006-2011

Mag. Dr. Elisabeth HOLZLEITHNER

Professor, Philosophy of Law and Legal Gender Studies, University of Vienna

Gastprofessur, Universität Zürich Habilitation, Universität Wien Professur; Institutsleitung, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Universiät Wien
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
2006-2007
2011
seit 2017

DDr. Matthias KARMASIN

Professor and Head, Institute for Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt

Research Assitant, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Faculty Member, IMBA, Vienna University of Economics and Business; University of South Carolina, Columbia Consultant; Project Manager, "Wissenschaftler für die Wirtschaft", Nausner&Nausner, Graz Professor, Media Management, Institute for Media- and Communications Sciences, University of Ilmenau Chairman, Institute for Media- and Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
1990-1999
1993-1996
1997-1998
1999-2001
2000-2007

Dr. phil. Ulrike TAPPEINER

President, Free University of Bolzano / Bozen

Assistant Professor, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck Visiting Lecturer and Visisting Professor, University of Bayreuth, University of Trier, University of Evora, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi Associate Professor, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck Offer to become Full Professor of Ecosystem Research at Univ. Münster, Germany, (declined) Full Professor of Ecosystem Research, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck Co-ordination of the research centre ‘Ecology of the Alpine Regions’ at the University of Innsbruck Head of the Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck Dean of the Faculty of Biology, University of Innsbruck
 Studied Biology and Ecology at University of Innsbruck
1985-1996
1994-2004
1996-2005
2005
since 2005
since 2006
2006-2012
2012-2018

Array Bernadette BAYRHAMMER

Editor, Die Presse, Vienna