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Algorithm-Controlled Personalised Education – Chances and Risks

Plenary / Panel
in deutscher Sprache

Digitised education offers the possibility of personalised training services. But what is the price? Which data will be accumulated by the provider and which risks are connected to the students?

Professor and Head, Institute of Law, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh


Professor and Head, Institute of Law, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

 Iris Eisenberger is a Professor of Law and Head of the Institute of Law at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), since January 2016. Her research focus includes law and innovation, technology law, research and university law, human rights and legal theory. Theoreti-cal, methodological and didactical questions are key elements of her research and her teaching. She has wide experience in interdisciplinary research as well as in running and participating in nationally and internationally funded research projects. After obtaining her PhD in Law from the University of Graz, Austria, and a Master of Science in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, she received her Habilitation for Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and the related fields of European Union Law for her book on "Innovation in the Law" from the University of Vienna in 2014. She was a faculty member at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Vienna, and has work experience both in the Austrian and the European Parliament, as well as in the Department for Constitutional Law at the Federal Chancellery of Austria. She has held visiting positions at numerous renowned universities including the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Freiburg, the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University, the Mekelle University in Ethiopia, the Macau University and the Technical University Munich.


Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

2003-2006 BA in International Relations, TU Dresden & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
2006-2008 Consultant, Executive Board, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
2008-2010 Master of Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance & Georgetown University, Berlin/Washington
2010 Coordinator "Offene Hochschule", Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Hannover
2011-2014 Advisor to the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
since 2015 Senior Expert, Taskforce Digitisation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

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