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Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and Challenges

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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At the doctoral level, the concept of research-led teaching needs to be translated into a highly differentiated model that both transcends “teaching” and yet defines what research-driven institutions like universities signify. What are adequate models for doctoral training – what models best foster the individual development of early-stage researchers? How can universities define conditions for doctoral education that enhance critical, innovative and highly risk-oriented projects? How can we best define the roles of supervisors and candidates? And who trains the trainers, i.e. how do we establish a peer culture for supervisors?

Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne
Chair, Steering Committee, Council for Doctoral Education, EUA - European University Association; Vice Rector for Research and Technology, University of Zagreb
Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna
Vice Rector for Art and Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing., Dr.techn. Günter BLÖSCHL

Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Research Fellow, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Canberra Associate Professor of Hydrology, Vienna University of Technology Full Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Vienna University of Technology Director, Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna University of Technology Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Vienna University of Technology
1992-1994
1997-2007
since 2007
since 2008
since 2012

Dr. Pascale EHRENFREUND

Chair of the Executive Board, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Cologne

Astronomy and Biology/Genetics, University of Vienna M.S. Molecular Biology, Austrian Academy of Science, Institute of Molecular Biology, Salzburg Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Vienna Venia legendi in Astrochemistry, University of Vienna Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory, NL Adjunct Professor, Univ. Nijmegen, Institute of Astronomy, NL Professor, Astrobiology, University of Amsterdam Professor, Astrobiology, Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University Distinguished Visiting Scientist/Consultant, JPL/Caltech, Pasadena Professor, Astrobiology, Leiden University M.A. Management & Leadership, Webster University Lead Investigator: NASA Astrobiology Institute, Node Wisconsin Faculty, President, Austrian Science Fund FWF, Vienna
1983-1988
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1999
2001-2003
2002-2008
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2008
2006
2008
  Research Professor of Space Policy & International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs,
  George Washington University, Washington DC
since 2008
2013-2015

Ph.D. Melita KOVACEVIC

Chair, Steering Committee, Council for Doctoral Education, EUA - European University Association; Vice Rector for Research and Technology, University of Zagreb

Teaching Assistant, Eastern Washington University Psychologist, Perinatal Medicine, General hospital Holy Spirit (Sveti Duh) Child's psychologist, Children's Center 'Little Prince' Lecturer in developmental psychology, University of Zagreb Research and teaching position at the University of Zagreb, Department for Speech and Language Pathology (2001, Associate Professor, 2007, Full Professor)
1984-1986
1986-1987
1987-1989
1988-1991
since 1989

Mag. Dr. Susanne WEIGELIN-SCHWIEDRZIK

Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna

Studies in Sinology, Japanese Studies and Political Science, Bonn University Research Fellow at Beijing University Research Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California at Berkeley Guest Lecturer at Qinghua University, Beijing Vice Rector for International Relations, University of Heidelberg; cooptation into the Committee for University Relations, Intern at the HRK Bonn; Stay as a visiting research scholar at the Center for Chinese Studies / University of California at Berkeley Professor of Sinology, University of Vienna Madeleine H. Russell Visiting Professor for Non-Western and Comparative Studies / Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna
1973
1980
1984-1985
1987
1999-2001
2002
2005
2010-2011

Mag. Dr. MLitt Andrea BRAIDT

Vice Rector for Art and Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Researcher, International Cultural Documentation Centre, Vienna Junior Fellow and Abroad Fellow, IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna Visiting Professor, Gender Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest Senior Scientist, Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna
1999-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004
2004-2011

Higher Education Symposium

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19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans be Optimised?”Culture

20.08.2014

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

21.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and ChallengesPartner
09:00 - 10:30The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions – Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse?Partner