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05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together?

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Complex social problems such as demographic change or energy transition are challenging science. They cannot be dealt with without scientific expertise and rely on interdisciplinary knowledge. In science today, however, it is mainly “Excellence” which is rewarded, a criterion based on the quality standards found within individual disciplines. How can we overcome this tension between the individual and the collective? This seminar provides an overview of the current discussions and alternatives.

Professor, Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair in the Sociology of Science, TUM - Technische Universität München
Head, Research Group, Science Policy Studies, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin

Dr. rer. soc. Sabine MAASEN

Professor, Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair in the Sociology of Science, TUM - Technische Universität München

Habilitation, Sociology Professor, Science Studies/Sociology of Science, University of Basel Professor, Science Studies/Sociology of Science, University of Basel Professor, Sociology of Science (Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair of Sociology of Science), Technical University of Munich Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorship
2001
2001-2009
2010-2013
since 2013
since 2013

Dr. Dagmar SIMON

Head, Research Group, Science Policy Studies, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin

1. Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien Dr., Political Theory Lektorin und wissenschaftliche Referentin am Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) Leitung des Referats Forschungsplanung und -koordination des Wissenschaftszentrums Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) Leitung (mit Maria Oppen) der interdisziplinären WZB-Querschnitts-gruppe, Geschlecht, Arbeit, Organisation Leitung (mit Andreas Knie) der Projektgruppe,Wissenschaftspolitik am WZB Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung, wissenschaftliche Koordination Geschäftsführerin der TU-Campus EUREF GmbH Beratungstätigkeiten für außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtungen
1978
1986
1989-1993
1993-2007
1999-2002
2004-2007
2006-2007
2013-2015
since 1998

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016 Plenary
15:30 - 16:00 Opening Speeches Plenary
16:00 - 16:30 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a Teaser Culture
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

18.08.-23.08.2016

Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude! Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern Neighbours Seminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together? Seminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and Governance Seminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, Migration Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution? Seminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon” Seminar
Seminar 01: Beyond Maps Seminar
Seminar 03: Religion and Power Seminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), London Seminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times? Seminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st Century Seminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex Societies Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and Organisation Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and Europe Seminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon Loop Seminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the Sacred Seminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big Data Seminar

24.08.2016

07:00 - 13:00 Alpbach Open Space Breakout