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Universities in the post-truth world

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Partner / Panel
german language

Post-truth explanations are gradually being incorporated into public opinion and have reached new dimensions through social media. Democratic principles are steadily being replaced by social disintegration and conflict. How can universities tackle this issue – as “pillars of the information society”?

Speakers

Head, Department for Analytical Macroeconomics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Professor, Philosophy of Law and Legal Gender Studies, University of Vienna
Professor and Head, Institute for Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck
Editor, Die Presse, Vienna Chair

DDr. Ulrich BERGER

Head, Department for Analytical Macroeconomics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

1995 Diploma in Mathematics, University of Vienna
1996-1998 Research Assistant, Institute of Mathematics, University of Vienna
1998 Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Vienna
1998-2000 Research and Teaching Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2000-2006 Assistant Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2004 Doctorate in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2006 Habilitation in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2006 Substitute-Professor of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2006-2011 Associate Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2011 Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Elisabeth HOLZLEITHNER

Professor, Philosophy of Law and Legal Gender Studies, University of Vienna

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
2006-2007 Gastprofessur, Universität Zürich
2011 Habilitation, Universität Wien
seit 2017 Professur; Institutsleitung, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Universiät Wien
seit 2017 Sprecherin des Forschungsverbundes Gender & Agency der Universität Wien

DDr. Matthias KARMASIN

Professor and Head, Institute for Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt

1990-1999 Research Assitant, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1993-1996 Faculty Member, IMBA, Vienna University of Economics and Business; University of South Carolina, Columbia
1997-1998 Consultant; Project Manager, "Wissenschaftler für die Wirtschaft", Nausner&Nausner, Graz
1999-2001 Professor, Media Management, Institute for Media- and Communications Sciences, University of Ilmenau
2000-2007 Chairman, Institute for Media- and Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
since 2009 President, Avsiory Board for Journalism Founds, Vienna

Dr. phil. Ulrike TAPPEINER

Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck

 Studium der Biologie und Informatik
1985 Promotion zum Doktor der Philosophie, naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  Leitungsfunktion in mehreren internationalen Forschungs- und Transferprojekten zur Ökologie des Alpinen Raumes (z.B. EU-FP4:SustAlp, EcoMont, FP5: CarboMont, INTERREG IIIB: DIAMONT)
seit 1995 Aufbau und Leitung, Institut für Alpine Umwelt, Europäische Akademie Bozen
1996 Habilitation, Fach "Ökologie", Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
2005 Ruf an die Universität Innsbruck für das Fach "Ökosystemforschung und Landschaftsökologie"