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Universities of Applied Sciences Forum: The meaning of Universities of Applied Sciences for the resilience of regions

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

What does a region need to be smart and fit in case of crises? How do Universities of Applied Sciences, which are strongly embedded in their region, contribute to regional resilience? How important are innovation ecosystems? Who are the key players for innovation transfer?

Associate Professor, Head, Research center Smart Urban Redesign, Zuyd University, Heerlen
Editor, Die Presse, Vienna
Vice-Dean, Quality and International Relations, Cakovec
Rector, Manging Director, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi, Finnland
Scientific Staff, FH Burgenland GmbH, Eisenstadt
Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+; DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Nurhan ABUJIDI

Associate Professor, Head, Research center Smart Urban Redesign, Zuyd University, Heerlen

1996-2000 Chief Architect / Urban Designer, Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
2003-2007 Doctoral Researcher, Dept. ASRO, KULeuven, Belgium
2007-2009 Post-Doctorate Researcher, COSMOPLOIS, VUBrussels, Belgium
2010-2011 Senior Researcher, Zaragoza University, Spain
2010-2012 Associate Professor, Urban design theory and studio, School of Architecture, San Jorge University, Spain
Vice-Dean & Research Director, School of Architecture, San Jorge University - Spain
2013-2016 Visiting Researcher (Sabbatical leave), Dept. ASRO [Architecture, Urban Design & Spatial Planning], KULeuven
since 2016 Director Research Center (Smart Urban Redesign) – Associate Pro. & team leader Sustainable built environment research team - Zuyd University – The Netherlands

Mag.a Bernadette BAYRHAMMER

Editor, Die Presse, Vienna

since 2009: Editor Die Presse (Domestic desk), Vienna

Ph.D Ivana BUJAN

Vice-Dean, Quality and International Relations, Cakovec

2006-2008 External teacher at the Faculty of Economics, Zagreb
2007-2009 English language teacher and translator
2011 EU projectassistant
since 2010 Lecturer, later Vice-Dean for Quality and International Relations

Ph.D M.Sc Riitta RISSANEN

Rector, Manging Director, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi, Finnland

1986-1987 Financing Secretary, SKOP Finance Limited
1987-1992 Local Financing Director, SKOP Finance Limited
1992-1998 Lecturer Research Methods and Business, Pohjois-Savo UAS
1998-2001 Principal Lecturer, Pohjois-Savo UAS
2001-2003 Head of Education in Business and Economics, Pohjois-Savo UAS
2003-2009 Head of Research and Developmet, Savonia UAS
2009-2012 Vice Rector in Research and Development, Savonia UAS
2012-2014 Vice Rector, Savonia UAS
2014-2018 Executive Director, Rector's Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
since 2018 Rector, Managing Director, Lapland University of Applied Science

BSc Florian SCHITTL

Scientific Staff, FH Burgenland GmbH, Eisenstadt

2009-2014 HTBLuVA Pinkafeld, Mechanical Engineering track
2014-2017 FH Burgenland, Bachelors Environmental Engineering
2015-2017 Lorenz-Consult ZT GmbH, HKLS-Technician
since 2017 FH Burgenland, Masters Building Services Engineering and Property Management
Forschung Burgenland GmbH, scientific Staff for thermal energy technology and process simulation

Sophia Eriksson WATERSCHOOT

Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+; DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna

 Barbara Weitgruber was founding staff member and Director of the Office for International Relations and lecturer at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz and then Director of the Office for European Educational Co-operation of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service in Vienna. In December 1994 she joined the Austrian Ministry in charge of higher education and research as Director and later became Deputy Director General for Higher Education and Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations. Weitgruber holds a Master degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, a Certificate in Mass Media and a Translator´s Diploma in English from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois in Chicago where she started her professional career as a Fulbright Scholarship Holder and Teaching Assistant. She is - among others - member of the Task Force for Research, Technology and Innovation of the Austrian Federal Government, the Austrian Fulbright Commission, the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, the European "Research Policy Group" and chair of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria.

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15.08.2018

14:00 - 14:30Welcome of the scholarhsip holdersSocial

16.08.2018

11:30 - 12:00Les Thermes – InterventionCulture
18:30 - 19:00Les Thermes – InterventionCulture
19:30 - 21:00Pub QuizSocial

17.08.2018

11:30 - 12:30The Last Days of Mankind – Artist TalkCulture
17:00 - 17:30Les Thermes – InterventionCulture
18:00 - 20:00International EveningPlenary
18:30 - 19:00Open-air concert of the Alpbach Brass BandSocial

18.08.2018

15:00 - 16:00Broken Lines – Guided TourCulture
16:15 - 17:00Yoga with CarlaSocial
19:00 - 23:00Diving into diversitySocial

19.08.2018

16:15 - 17:00Yoga with CarlaSocial

20.08.2018

05:00 - 06:00An active start to the daySocial
16:15 - 17:00Yoga with CarlaSocial

21.08.2018

05:00 - 06:00An active start to the daySocial
16:00 - 19:00FAN ReceptionSocial

22.08.2018

05:00 - 06:00An active start to the daySocial
13:30 - 15:30Universities of Applied Sciences Forum: The meaning of Universities of Applied Sciences for the resilience of regionsPlenary
18:30 - 23:00Diving into diversitySocial

23.08.2018

05:00 - 06:00An active start to the daySocial
07:00 - 11:00Soccer TournamentSocial

24.08.2018

05:00 - 06:00An active start to the daySocial
18:30 - 19:30Digital libido – sex, power and violence in the network societyPlenary
18:30 - 19:00Open-Air Concert of the Alpbach Brass BandSocial

27.08.2018

18:00 - 19:30Speakers’ NightPlenary

30.08.2018

17:30 - 18:00The Last Days of Mankind – Artist Talk. Late Night SpecialCulture
18:30 - 23:00Diving into diversitySocial

31.08.2018

11:00 - 11:30The Last Days of Mankind – Artist TalkCulture
16:00 - 16:30The Last Days of Mankind – Artist Talk. Alpbach SpecialCulture
18:30 - 19:00Open-Air Concert of the Alpbach Brass BandSocial