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International Exchange Meeting: Universities in Society

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Hotel Alphof
Partner / World Café
german language

Opening up the academic landscape to different strands of society is gaining significance across Europa. Both in Austria and in Germany, universities and colleges are addressing social topics such as “public engagement”, the “third mission” and “responsible science”. The exchange meeting aims at deepening the exchange of experience between actors in this field. It is organised in cooperation with the university network “Bildung durch Verantwortung” (Education through Responsibility) of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the European Forum Alpbach.

Speakers

Speaker, Hochschulnetzwerk "Bildung durch Verantwortung", Kassel
Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna
Deputy Secretary General, HRK - German Rectors' Conference, Berlin
Programme Director Environment and Sustainability Management, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Director General for Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Head of Programmes, University-Industry Relations, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Essen
Head of Department, V/4 Research and Innovation, Dialogue among Science-Education-Society; Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Managing Director, Trio MedienService, Bonn / Berlin Chair
Head of Communications, Danube University Krems Chair
Expert, Social Commitment and Innovation, Catholic University, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Chair

Dr. Detlev BUCHHOLZ

Speaker, Hochschulnetzwerk "Bildung durch Verantwortung", Kassel

1999-2002 Executive Board's Assistant, Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstadt
2002-2007 Director, Studies in Computer Science, Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstadt
2007-2008 Dean, Engineering Faculty, Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstad
2008-2014 President, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt

DI Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin H. GERZABEK

Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna

1980-1985 Studies, Agriculture, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
1984 Scientific Staff Member, Austrian Research Centers (now: AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology), Vienna
1987 Promotion, Dr. rer.nat techn.
1993 Habilitation, Soil Science
1997-2003 Head, Department of Environmental Research, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
since 2001 Full Professor, Environmental Toxicology and Isotopic Methods, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2003-2010 Vice-Rector for Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
since 2009 Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Dipl.-Vw. Brigitte GÖBBELS-DREYLING

Deputy Secretary General, HRK - German Rectors' Conference, Berlin

1972-1977 Studium, Volkswirtschaftslehre und der Politikwissenschaften, Aachen und Bonn
1977-1978 Tätigkeit, RWTH Aachen - Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen
1978-1999 Referentin, Westdeutsche Rektorenkonferenz für Planung und Statistik, Hochschulfinanzierung Grundsatzfragen
seit 1999 Leitung, Berliner Büro, HRK - Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, Berlin
seit 2008 Stellvertretende Generalsekretärin, HRK - Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, Berlin

Dipl.-Ing. Roman H. MESICEK

Programme Director Environment and Sustainability Management, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

 Studium der Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Universität Graz
2000-2004 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Projektleiter, SERI - Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Wien
2004-2010 Geschäftsführer, respACT - austrian business council for sustainable development, Wien
2005-2015 Miteigentümer und Gründer, Musiklabel KONKORD, Wien
seit 2010 Gesellschafter, Wirtschaftsmagazin enorm, Hamburg
seit 2012 Studiengangsleiter, Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement und Nachhaltigkeitskoordinator, IMC Fachhochschule Krems

Mag. iur. Elmar PICHL

Director General for Higher Education, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

1997-2000 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Öffentliches Recht, Graz
2000-2007 unterschiedlichen Funktionen, ÖVP-Bundespartei
2007-2010 Kabinettchef, für die Minister Dr. Johannes Hahn, Dr. Beatrix Karl sowie interimistisch für Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, BMWFW - Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Wien
2010-2013 stv. Sektionsleiter, Hochschulsektion, BMWFW - Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Wien
2013 Leiter, Hochschulsektion, BMWFW - Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Wien

MA Ann-Katrin SCHRÖDER-KRALEMANN

Head of Programmes, University-Industry Relations, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Essen

1997-2003 Studium, Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Germanistik, Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; University of Birmingham; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2004 Weiterbildungsstudium, Wissenschaftsmanagement, Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften, Speyer
2005-2007 Programm-Management, Fachhochschulprogramme, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Essen
2007-2015 Programmleitung, Hochschule und Wirtschaft, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Essen

Dr. Christian SMOLINER

Head of Department, V/4 Research and Innovation, Dialogue among Science-Education-Society; Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

 Leiter, Abteilung V/4 - Forschung und Innovationen für die Zukunft, Dialog Wissenschaft-Bildung-Gesellschaft, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Wien

Dr. Isabell LISBERG-HAAG

Managing Director, Trio MedienService, Bonn / Berlin

 Auditorin, Diversity Audit "Vielfalt gestalten", Universität Tübingen
seit 2008 Moderatorin, hochschulpolitische Veranstaltungen und Podien, Schwerpunktthema: Diversität an deutschen Hochschulen
seit 2014 Koordination, Moderation und Prozessbegleitung, Campus und Gemeinwesen - Partnerschaft für Innovationen in Hochschule und Gesellschaft

Mag. Stefan SAGL

Head of Communications, Danube University Krems

 Stefan Sagl is Head of Communications at Donau-Universität Krems since 2015. Previous positions include, among others, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf (Corporate Communications and Corporate Brand Management), Austrian National Students Union, University of Klagenfurt (Chairman / Managing Director) and numerous executive positions in Marketing and Communications, especially in the tertiary sector. He started his career with Foote, Cone & Belding Germany (Strategic Planning / Advertising, Hamburg) in 2004.
 
 Business Administration and Communication Studies at the University of Klagenfurt and at the Institute of Education (IOE) / University of London.

MA Thomas SPORER

Expert, Social Commitment and Innovation, Catholic University, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2001-2006 Projektgründer, studentische Initiative "Knowledgebay", Universität Regensburg
2006-2009 Projektkoordinator, DFG Projekt "Aufbau eines IT-Servicezentrums", Universität Augsburg
2006-2011 Studiengangsentwickler, "Begleitstudiums Problemlösekompetenz", Universität Augsburg
2011-2014 Projektleiter, Initiative "Bildung durch Verantwortung", Universität Augsburg
seit 2014 Initiator und Netzwerkkoordinator für das Dialogforum "Campus & Gemeinwesen"

Higher Education Symposium

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25.08.2015

16:30 - 18:30International Exchange Meeting: Universities in SocietyPartner
19:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial

26.08.2015

09:00 - 09:30OpeningPlenary
09:30 - 10:20Higher Education - a Self-Replicating System?Plenary
10:50 - 12:00A Chance for Undiscovered TalentPlenary
12:15 - 13:45Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:00 - 14:15Removing Stumbling Blocks - Higher Education Innovators Introduce ThemselvesPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 01: Supporting Women through a Mentoring Programme for Future TalentsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 02: Easing of Starting University with AKMATH - Mathematics Refresher CourseBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 03: IDEAS Project - Higher Education Equity Interventions that WorkBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 04: Arbeiterkind.de - The Initiative for (All Who Want to Be) the First in Their Families to Go to UniversityBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 05: Rock Your Life! - School Mentoring for Fair Educational OpportunitiesBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 06: Women and Technical Studies - a Minority Programme?!Breakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 07: Online Self-Assessments (OSAs) for a Suitable University CourseBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 08: Fair Starting Conditions for Young Talents - the Role of FoundationsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 09: Science Pool - Academia for Children and Young PeopleBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 10: MuT - Mentoring and Training for Aspiring Women ProfessorsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 11: Children' s Universities - Universities within ReachBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 12: mladiinfo.eu - Free Access to Information on Education Opportunities for AllBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 13: Studying without a High School Diploma - Blended Learning Support for the Qualification Exam at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum WienBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 14: LEAP - A Resource Centre for Employability in RomaniaBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 15: University Pioneers - Assistance for First Generation StudentsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 16: Proactive University Engagement for "New" StudentsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 17: PhDs for Highly Qualified People with DisabilitiesBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 18: Value Studies - An Egalitarian Form of Liberal EducationBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 19: Heterogeneity of Students - Effects on University TeachingBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 20: Recognising Prior Knowledge of Graduates of Vocational SchoolsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 21: A Europe-Wide Voice for Access, Equity and Inclusion at Higher Education InstitutionsBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 22: EUROSTUDENT - Online Database on the Social Dimension of Studying in EuropeBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 23: University and Family - Not a Contradiction?Breakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 24: 100 Mentors for BerlinBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 25: Paving the Way for Disadvantaged Youth to Higher Education - Principles, Policies, PractisesBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 26: KUganda - Education Cooperation with UgandaBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 27: Higher Education on the GroundBreakout
14:15 - 15:45Breakout Session 28: tun.starthilfe: Help Starting Out for RefugeesBreakout
16:15 - 18:00Ideas for Tackling InEquality in Higher EducationPlenary
18:15 - 20:00ReceptionSocial
20:30 - 21:30Special Lecture: What Is the Role of a Modern University in the Fight Against Inequality?Plenary
20:45 - 21:00Closing remarksPlenary

27.08.2015

09:00 - 10:30The Third Mission: Civic Role and Social Responsibility of Higher EducationPartner
11:00 - 12:30Commercial Academia? Higher Education Institutions between Responsibility and TransparencyPartner