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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.

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
Head of Communications, Danube University Krems
Expert, Social Commitment and Innovation, Catholic University, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Dr. Detlev BUCHHOLZ

Speaker, Hochschulnetzwerk "Bildung durch Verantwortung", Kassel

Executive Board's Assistant, Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstadt Director, Studies in Computer Science, Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstadt Dean, Engineering Faculty, Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstad
1999-2002
2002-2007
2007-2008

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

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

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

Dipl.-Vw. Brigitte GÖBBELS-DREYLING

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

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

Dipl.-Ing. Roman H. MESICEK

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

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

Mag. iur. Elmar PICHL

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

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

MA Ann-Katrin SCHRÖDER-KRALEMANN

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

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

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

Moderatorin, hochschulpolitische Veranstaltungen und Podien, Schwerpunktthema: Diversität an deutschen Hochschulen
 Auditorin, Diversity Audit "Vielfalt gestalten", Universität Tübingen
seit 2008

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

Projektgründer, studentische Initiative "Knowledgebay", Universität Regensburg Projektkoordinator, DFG Projekt "Aufbau eines IT-Servicezentrums", Universität Augsburg Studiengangsentwickler, "Begleitstudiums Problemlösekompetenz", Universität Augsburg Projektleiter, Initiative "Bildung durch Verantwortung", Universität Augsburg
2001-2006
2006-2009
2006-2011
2011-2014

Higher Education Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2015

14:30 - 16:30International Exchange Meeting: Universities in SocietyPartner
17:00 - 20:00ReceptionSocial

26.08.2015

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

27.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30The Third Mission: Civic Role and Social Responsibility of Higher EducationPartner
09:00 - 10:30Commercial Academia? Higher Education Institutions between Responsibility and TransparencyPartner