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Transformation Messages for Universities

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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How do the developments mentioned in the opening session affect the teaching and learning patterns at higher education institutions? How do they need to respond? Where do key stakeholders see a need for action? What are the consequences at the individual, national and European levels?

Speakers

Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Chair, ÖH - Austrian Students' Union, Vienna
Head and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana; Director, Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Ljubljana
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair

Mag. DDr. Christiane SPIEL

Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna

1975 Dr. phil. in History, University of Vienna
1975-1978 High School Teacher, Mathematics and History, Vienna
1976 Mag.rer.nat. (Diplom) in Mathematics, University of Vienna
1980-1989 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna
1985 Dr.rer.nat. in Psychology, University of Vienna
1989-1992 Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin
1990-1995 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna
1995 Habilitation (venia docendi) in psychology, University of Vienna
1995-2000 Invited Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology und Methodology, Department of Psychology, University of Graz
1998-1999 Provisional Vice-Rector for personal development and higher education, University of Graz
since 2000 Chair Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna
2004-2006 Funding Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
since 2006 Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna (before 2011: Department of Economic Psychology, Educational Psychology and Evaluation)

Viktoria SPIELMANN

Chair, ÖH - Austrian Students' Union, Vienna

2002-2006 Katholisches Oberstufen Realgymnasium Kettenbrücke, Innsbruck
2006-2013 Verkäuferin, Der Bäcker Ruetz GmbH, Innsbruck
2007-2014 Studium der Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft und Politikwissenschaft, Innsbruck/Wien
2012 Praktikum, Innsbrucker Grüne
seit 2013 Vorsitzteam, ÖH Bundesvertretung

Dr. Pavel ZGAGA

Head and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana; Director, Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Ljubljana

1988-1992 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
1992 Associated Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
1992-1999 State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia
1999-2000 Minister of Education and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia
2000-2001 Assoc. Prof., Head of the CEPS (ongoing), Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
2001-2004 Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
since 2004 Full Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Higher Education Symposium

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19.08.2014

19:00 - 22:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary
21:00 - 22:30Vienna Lectures: "Brainier, Better, More Beautiful... - Can Humans be Optimised?"Culture

20.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10OpeningPlenary
09:10 - 09:20Framing the ChallengePlenary
09:20 - 10:30Times They are a-Changin' - How Societal Trends Impact European UniversitiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Transformation Messages for UniversitiesPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Introduction to the World CaféPlenary
13:50 - 14:00Universities of the Future - Showcasing Transformation in ActionBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Scientists in Society: Towards Interdisciplinary Capacity BuildingBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: How Can Internal Quality Management Assure Competence-Based Education?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Arts-Based Research on the Doctoral LevelBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Artistic Practice Equipping Us for a Changing WorldBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Blogging for Interactive Critical ThinkingBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for TeachersBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Technology and Art as a Symbiosis for Media ProfessionsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Education by Two: Tertiary Education Jointly Designed by Universities and CorporationsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Supporting Women Is Important, But What About Supporting Men?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching to Foster Mutual Understanding of Different DisciplinesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Addressing Student-Centred Learning in External Quality AssuranceBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Mastering Challenges of Lifelong Learning at UniversitiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Online Teaching for All!Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Doctoral Education in a Global Context: Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Role of Universities in a Knowledge-Based SocietyBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Education in Sustainable Development: Implementation and EvaluationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: Gaming Simulation for Training in Systems-ManagementBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Active Learning in Spite of a Large Amount of Material - An Illusion?!Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: How Can Public Health Education Be Constructed Flexibly?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: How Can a University Assert Itself in the International Environment?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 21: Learning by Researching. A Best Practice Example where "Money Matters"Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 22: In Austria, Dropouts Aren't Dropouts and Students Aren't StudentsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 23: Transfinlandia: Gender Invention in Artistic EducationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 24: Service Learning - Applied Knowledge in Higher EducationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 25: How to Combine Different Disciplines to Face Bioeconomic Challenges?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 26: Living Knowledge - Social Impact in Higher EducationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 27:  University Meets Industry  A Lifelong Learning ProjectBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 28: Lab Inter Arts - A Platform for Cross-Cultural Performance ProjectsBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 29: Community-Based Learning through Community Health AssessmentBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 30: The University of the Future - A Haven for Self-Realisation?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 31: Teaching Research? Interdisciplinary Grant-Writing Skills for PhD StudentsBreakout
16:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: What are the Implications of Internationalisation for Students?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Shaping the Future - Concrete Next Steps for ActionBreakout
20:00 - 20:45Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher EducationPlenary
20:45 - 21:30CityScienceTalk: Universities - Trendsetters for a Changing World?Plenary
21:30 - 23:00ReceptionSocial
23:15 - 23:30Closing RemarksPlenary

21.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30Doctoral Training at Universities - Potential and ChallengesPartner
11:00 - 12:30The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions - Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse?Partner